Al Di Meola

USA

Al Di Meola undoubtedly ranks among the most outstanding guitarists of our time. His enduring enthusiasm for complex rhythmic syncopations, paired with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony, forms the cornerstone of his music. Active in the music scene for over four decades, he has received numerous accolades from critics. With four gold albums, two platinum albums, over six million records sold worldwide, and five German gold albums, he has earned a place at the top.

Even as a teenager, the Italo-American impressed with his virtuosic guitar playing. After completing his schooling, he attended the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was discovered at the tender age of 19 by jazz icon Chick Corea. Together with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, he toured as a member of Corea's band "Return To Forever," winning the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance by a Group in 1975.

Like few others, Al Di Meola skillfully blends elements of jazz, rock, and world music. For a long time, he was celebrated as the fastest guitarist in the world. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with a variety of renowned artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Phil Collins, Herbie Hancock, Frank Zappa, and Santana. A particular highlight of his collaboration with other musicians is the album "Friday Night in San Francisco," recorded jointly with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia in 1981.

31.05.

Fri

The Electric Years

DE - Saarburg, Kaserne Open Air

21.07.

Sun

The Electric Years

DE - Stuttgart, JazzOpen

24.07.

Wed

The Electric Years

DE – Wolfsburg, Autostadt Sommerfestival

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