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 Jazz Legend Pat Metheny Makes Daytona Beach Exclusive Central East Florida Stop in Sunshine State - Posted: 18-Feb-08

MEDIA CONTACT:Katharina Brierton Lane, Hayworth Creative Public Relations


(386) 677-7000 or katharina@hayworthcreative.com


CENTRAL EAST, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2008) - This March, the Daytona Beach International Festival (DBIF) will present the Pat Metheny Trio as part of its 2007-2008 Season.World-renowned guitarist Pat Metheny will be joined by acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist, Christian McBride, and irrepressible drummer, Antonio Sanchez, for one outstanding performance in Daytona Beach.As one of only three stops in Florida, the Daytona Beach concert will be a rare opportunity to see the legendary trio.The concert will take place at the Peabody Auditorium (600 Auditorium Blvd.) on Tuesday, March 11, starting at 7:30 p.m.

At the age of 15, guitar phenomenon Metheny was already working with some of the best jazz artists in Kansas City, and by age 20 was working his way onto the international music scene. With the release of his album 'Bright Size Life,' Metheny successfully reinvented the traditional jazz guitar sound for a new generation of players.Over the years, Metheny has won the hearts of critics and listeners alike, winning 16 GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rock Instrumental, and Best Jazz Contemporary Recording.At age 18, he became the youngest teacher ever at the University of Miami, and achieved the same distinction at the Berklee College of Music, at age 19.Time Magazine described Metheny as having '…invented the most recognizable sound in post-bebop jazz guitar - warm, songful solo lines shimmering through a summery haze of digital reverb…' In 2006, he released his most recent album, 'Metheny Mehldau,' a collaboration between Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau.The album includes 10 songs written and performed by the duo, and won the iTunes Best of 2006 Jazz Award.


Joining Metheny for the Daytona Beach performance, bassist Christian McBride has been featured on more than 200 recordings, has collaborated with Natalie Cole, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson and many others, and in 1992 was named Rolling Stone's 'Hot Jazz Artist.'Rounding out the trio, drummer Antonio Sanchez has performed in a variety of genres, including rock, Latin, jazz and fusion.He has recorded for a variety of artists and producers, including Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick and Danilo Perez.


Single tickets for the Pat Metheny Trio evening performance are $55, $45, $37, and $29. DBIF also offers student tickets for $22 and child tickets for $12 with the purchase of an adult ticket.The new Friends of the Arts Discount offers adults a 15 percent discount on all single-event tickets when they present tickets from other local arts organizations.*


In addition to the March 11 concert, the 2007-2008 DBIF Season includes performances by Natalie MacMaster (March 15), Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas (March 19), and the Irish Rovers (March 27).


On April 3, 2008, DBIF will offer its first-ever special event concert, featuring the world-famous Itzhak Perlman.For more information, call the DBIF Box Office at (386) 257-7790 or (866) 849-0731 (toll free), or visit 212 S. Beach Street in Daytona Beach or .


The Daytona Beach International Festival's mission is to enhance demand for diverse, artistically brilliant live music performances in the Daytona Beach, Florida region.DBIF presents the biennial festival featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, slated for April 17 to May 2, 2009. Previously known as the Florida International Festival, the 2009 Festival will bear the organization's new name - Daytona Beach International Festival.The new DBIF was formed with unprecedented support from the City of Daytona Beach, County of Volusia, the Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District, and with continued support from the private sector to embark on an ambitious plan to take the Festival to even greater heights.


Daytona Beach is 23-miles of picturesque beaches along the Atlantic Coastline of Florida. Historically known for its spectacular beaches and motor sports, the Daytona Beach area is also endowedwith numerous first-class cultural organizations, including theMuseum of Arts and Sciences, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Atlantic Center for the Arts as well as the state's only professional musical theater company, Seaside Music Theater, and the largest international and orchestral Festival in Florida, the Daytona Beach International Festival, and many more.




* Some restrictions apply.Please call the Box Office for details.

212 S. Beach Street • Daytona Beach, FLORIDA 32114 • 386-872-2323 • 866-849-0731