Steve Miller and Jimmie Vaughan Pay Tribute to T-Bone Walker

November 7, 2016

steve_miller_0231_crop_767_431_0_0_0_90___8262800Blues-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller and fellow Texas-reared modern roots and blues all-star guitarist Jimmie Vaughan return to Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 9 – 10 at 8pm to present a look at T-Bone Walker, the Texas-born pioneer of electric blues guitar. For this special engagement, Miller and Vaughan will be backed by  vocalist Brianna Thomas, pianist Shelly Berg, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Patrick Bartley, tenor saxophonist Craig Handy, trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and former Earth Wind & Fire drummer Sonny Emory to take audiences across the bridge from blues to jazz.

Steve Miller & Jimmie Vaughan: T-Bone Walker will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. 

Miller learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, learned how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then worked with the best bluesmen in Chicago – Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Paul Butterfield. Throughout his celebrated career, Miller has incorporated his affinity for the blues into all of his major recordings.

Miller recently told the Austin Chronicle, “Jazz at Lincoln Center is the center of the jazz world and believes the blues is the most important part of it all. Jimmie Vaughan, to me, is one of the great guitar players and always has been. From the minute I became aware of him and his playing, he was one of my very favorites. I made it my business to work with him and record some of his material. Over the years we’ve become really good friends and are working on terrific projects. I love Jimmie’s playing.”

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm. 

Tickets prices start at $45.50 and can be purchased on jazz.org

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