Return to Chick Corea: Crosara, Nikolaev, Phares, Ivester
Past Event

RETURN TO CHICK COREA is a quartet-based music tribute to the great jazz composer, enhanced with additional original compositions created in the characteristic Spanish-infused style of Corea.

The RETURN TO CHICK COREA band was formed as a concept exchange between bassist Bruce Phares and pianist Francesco Crosara. A spirited conversation after a lovely duet performance led to the idea of a concert of all-Chick-Corea compositions, a natural for Crosara’s Corea-influenced keyboard virtuosity, as well as Phares’ style of bass playing. After an initial performance, Francesco, Bruce, and sax-wizard Alexey Nikolaev solidified the concept into the “Return to Chick Corea” band with the great Mark Ivester (drums).


Artwork: Julie Sevilla Drake, Bear Falls Apart, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist.


Oct 29, 2023
7:00pm – 9:00pm


BIMA Auditorium



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