The Zawinul Legacy Band returns to action this fall with a tour of Europe. The lineup will be Scott Kinsey on keyboards, Robert Thomas, Jr. on percussion, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Mike Baker on drums, and Hadrien Feraud on electric bass. Kinsey worked with Joe in the production of his last studio album, Faces & Places, and he embodies Joe’s spirit more than any keyboardist working today. Thomas, Chatterjee and Baker are all veterans of Joe’s bands, and Feraud is one of the top young electric bass players today. Having heard Scott Kinsey’s own band several times, as well as recordings of the Legacy Band’s previous European performances, this is a tour not to be missed. Details can be found at the official Joe Zawinul website. I have also updated the Tour Dates page here at Zawinul Online.
The band will also perform next year in New York as part of Carnegie Hall’s Vienna: City of Dreams program, a three-week citywide festival during February and March 2014 that features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as a sampling of new sounds that are emerging from this historic cultural capital.
UPDATE: Amit Chatterjee will not be a part of this tour due to personal reasons. Saxophone and Flute player Katisse Buckingham will replace him. Buckingham’s credits include gigs with the Yellowjackets and Scott Kinsey.