June 12, 2017

Pat Methany

NYU Washington, DC and DC Jazz Fest presented Meet the Artist: featuring Pat Metheny. Pat Metheny is a renowned jazz guitarist and composer, earning both commercial success and a reputation as a sophisticated and respected guitar improvisor.

Jazz in the ‘Hoods® Presented by Events DC is a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival and unites DC in a citywide partnership and takes place in 21+ neighborhoods, presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists attracting large, varied audiences of DC residents and tourists of great diversity.  

Special thanks to NYU Trustee Ronald Abramson and The Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation for generously supporting this program. 

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Meet the Artist: Pat Metheny

Pat Methany

Pat Metheny reinvented the traditional "jazz guitar" sound for a new generation of players and has continued to re-define the genre throughout his career. Metheny's body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical. He makes his debut appearance at the DC Jazz Festival® with a select group of musicians that he says “covers the widest range of everything I’ve done previously and… something beyond that.” 


Meet the Moderator

Willard Jenkins

Willard Jenkins

 

Willard Jenkins is the Artistic Director of the DC Jazz Festival and has served in many capacities within the academic, arts, media and entertainment industries.

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Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, the DC Jazz Festival nourishes the community with free educational programs that extend our reach into undeserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.

The DC Jazz Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2004 with a mission to create, develop, implement, and support cultural and educational programs in Washington, DC through the presentation of concerts, festivals, symposia, workshops, master classes, lecture/demonstrations and other programs related to jazz, blues, Latin and world music. 


The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.