La Fiesta: Celebrating Chick Corea
Zachary Bartholomew, piano
Brandon Robertson, bass
Lucas Apostoleris, drums
Join award-winning pianist Dr. Zachary Bartholomew and his trio as they deliver an endearing and interactive musical performance remembering jazz icon Armando “Chick” Corea. Renowned pianist-composer and prolific explorer of jazz and classical music, Chick is a DownBeat hall-of-famer, NEA Jazz Master, 27-time Grammy winner, and one of the most creative and prolific musical forces in American music this last century. This dynamic show will feature his musical compositions spanning from the beginning to the end of his career. Additionally, the concert will feature some of Bartholomew’s original music that pays homage to this larger-than-life musical legend who passed away in 2021.
Arts Bonita Artist-in-Residence Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer, and music educator who maintains a highly active performance career as one of the most heavily sought-after pianists, accompanists, and sidemen in all of Florida. In both 2016 and 2017, he placed as one of the top three finalists in the highly acclaimed Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and every year since 2021 has been awarded the prestigious “Artist Performance on Tour” grant from the state of Florida for his “Jazz Access Tour,” an outreach program that aims to provide underserved communities and schools in Florida with world-class public performances and educational programs.
Zach has headlined at some of the top jazz venues and performing arts centers in the country and has been featured at national and international jazz festivals including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jalisco Jazz Festival, and Festival Miami. He has performed with artists such as Sean Jones, Victor Goines, Dave Holland, David Liebman, Ira Sullivan, Carmen Bradford, Byron Stripling, and Dan Miller. Additionally, he is a full-time music professor at Florida Memorial University, the pianist for the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, and performs regularly with professional organizations such as the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and the Lake Wales Jazz Connection.
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Tickets: $35 General Admission (Students: $10 with valid student ID at door)