FRANK GAMBALE guitar
SEAN WAYLAND keyboards
MIKE POPE bass
DENNIS CHAMBERS drums
FRANK GAMBALE BAND (with Dennis Chambers, Sean Wayland, Mike Pope)
Grammy winning guitar virtuoso, FRANK GAMBALE, exploded on the L.A. scene in the early ‘80s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion-powered playing – a style Rolling Stone magazine called “ferocious!” Australia born and California based Frank Gambale is an inspired songwriter with more than 250 songs published on 20+ albums. His music touches on many styles from rock, funk and jazz to R&B and some Latin and Brazillian influences. As a legendary guitarist, Gambale is an undisputed genius who originated the “sweep picking” technique (a new way to play the instrument) and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon. The “Gambale Sweep Picking Technique” continues to inspire generations of musicians. Jazz, rock, metal and progressive artists alike are united in their awe of Frank as both an amazing technician and an unsurpassed musician.Jazz legend, Chick Corea, described Frank: “Everything you touch with your guitar turns gold – always has.” Guitar great, John McLaughlin, joked: “I’d like to cut his hands off.”Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny says of Frank: “I’d like to take a month off and study with Frank Gambale.” Dweezil Zappa said “studying Frank Gambale’s Sweep Picking technique enabled me to play the hardest parts of my father’s music that he himself didn’t play.”A musician’s musician, a gifted composer, and a brilliant innovator and author of numerous instructional books and DVDs, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights. His six string prowess and seemingly limitless vision point toward an exciting future of groundbreaking music.
On this tour, FRANK GAMBALE is joined by the legendary jazz, fusion and funk drummer, and one of the busiest time keepers in the world, DENNIS CHAMBERS (Santana, John McLaughlin, Mike Sterns, John Scofield, George Duke, Niacin, Parliament Funkadelic, Brecker Brotehrs, Victor Wooten), as well by the bassist Mike Pope (Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Bill Bruford, David Sanborn, Manhattan Transfer) and keyboardist Sean Wayland (Chad Wackerman, Virgil Donati, Adam Rogers, Wayne Krantz, David Binney).
THE RENEGADES are one of Chicago’s most exciting and entertaining jazz-fusion groups featuring Paul Mutzabaugh (keyboards), Frank Alongi (drums), Tim Seisser (bass), and Chris Siebold (guitar). Their all-original repertoire employs odd-time signatures, jazz harmony, complex arrangements, and improvisation. Drawing on diverse musical influences, The Renegades offer a wide variety of fusion music… accessible and enjoyable to both musicians and non-musicians alike.
$40 front section seats.
$40 red chair seats.
$30 above stage.