Message from Chick: Peter Shukat

Peter Shukat

Chick’s friend and music attorney of many years passed on Saturday. Peter was in the corner of the world’s greatest artists, representing Miles Davis, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Bob Marley and so many others.

For Paco de Lucía

Chick Corea & Paco de Lucia

Paco’s moving on leaves a gigantic hole in the musical life of this world which his friends who have been inspired by him must fill with even more creativity. Paco inspired me in the construction of my own musical world as much as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or Bartok and Mozart. I will dedicate all my music creation this …

Chick Honors Herbie Hancock at White House Celebration

Chick and Wayne Shorter

Chick honored his longtime friend and musical compatriot Herbie Hancock as Herbie received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. Chick played with an all-star band, including Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.

Chick Joins Stevie Wonder Onstage for Benefit in LA

Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock

Chick joined Stevie Wonder onstage in Los Angeles to play “Contusion,” from Stevie’s classic album Songs in the Key of Life. The three-hour concert also featured Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and many more.

Chick & The Vigil at the Tokyo Jazz Festival [photos]

The Vigil on the bus

Chick Corea & The Vigil at the Tokyo Jazz Festival — their first outing since the summer tour of the US, and the commencement of two-week series throughout Tokyo, including Chick’s first visit to Thailand.

Chick & Stanley Clarke’s First Show as a Duet

Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke in Japan

Tonight’s 1st concert of the duet with Stanley was a big blast – – – – great audiences response – – – I didn’t know what to expect – – we played very melodically tonight – – It was very intimate in the Fukui beautiful concert hall – – – we tried a lot of different things – – – …

Chick Corea Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Chick Corea & Wynton Marsalis

A whirlwind week of activity at one of the most prestigious venues in the world — New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center — culminated in three nights dedicated to Chick and his music.

Chick & Joshua Bell in the Studio

Chick and Joshua Bell in the studio

Joshua Bell, one of the world’s truly great violinists, invited Chick into the recording studio this week. Chick brought a virtuoso new arrangement of “Greensleeves,” which they recorded as a gorgeous duet showcase. Take a look inside the studio:

You’ve got tickets to see Chick & Wynton Marsalis…

Chick Corea & Wynton Marsalis

STARTING TONIGHT Chick & Wynton Marsalis Live! 3 FREE Live Concerts Streamed Direct from Jazz at Lincoln Center: May 16, 17 & 18 Watch it all here as Chick joins Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, featuring highly original new arrangements of the classic Chick Corea songbook. 16 May at 8pm EST – Set Reminder! 17 May …

Gayle Moran Corea to Sing This Month at Carnegie Hall

Gayle Moran Corea

Gayle Moran Corea, the only person to have performed and recorded with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and also Return to Forever (and, as it happens, Chick’s lovely wife) is singing at Carnegie Hall this month! The details: When: May 30 / 8pm Where: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall Tickets: Available Here Gayle will join Mika & Richard Stoltzman for their much-anticipated …

Chick’s Jamming Workshop in Cincinnati

Chick Corea at his workshop in Cincinnati

The workshop in Cincinnati on Apr. 22 was fun. The high school students that performed were really talented. The best part of the day was the jams we had together. One student had heard that I liked to play the drums and so asked if I would play them – – so I got to jam with the jazz band …

Chick & Stanley Clarke + Special Guests at Catalina’s!

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock at Catalina's

Stanley and I had a big blast last week at Catalina’s. We basked in our “acoustic jazz” roots and Señor Clarke was at the top of his bass game. Hubert Laws added such a warm dimension to the music with his beautiful flute sound and regal presence. Marcus Gilmore’s drumming carried and updated the legacy of his grandfather into the …