19 Mar 2017

Bill Frisell - Jazz Virtuoso

From Sunday Morning, 11:10 am on 19 March 2017
Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell Photo: MICHAEL WILSON

Grammy award winning guitar legend Bill Frisell joins Wallace Chapman to talk about how he has forged his own musical path in the world of jazz.

Bill Frisell is coming to Aotearoa in June for the Wellington Jazz Festival.

"A shining light of Americana, Seattle-based Frisell is “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” (The Wall Street Journal) and has collaborated with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Bono and Marianne Faithfull.

With Frisell joined by vocalist Petra Haden (The Decemberists, Beck, Foo Fighters), Thomas Morgan (double bass) and Rudy Royston (drums), you’ll revel in a sweetly dark and dreamy evening of reimagined cinema and TV soundtrack music from his 2017 Grammy Award-nominated album When You Wish Upon a Star.

Conjuring favourite memories alongside less-familiar moments of magic – from a brush with Bond to the drama of The Godfather and a love-laced Moon River – Frisell imbues these screen gems with a new sense of wonder and joy."
- Wellington Jazz Festival