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DAVENPORT -- River Music Experience and Polyrhythms announce a Third Sunday Jazz performance and workshop featuring five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten.
His performance Sunday, April 21 in the Redstone Room, 129 Main St. Davenport, will be anything but ordinary. Tickets will be available to Friends of RME on Monday, Feb/ 11 at 10 a.m. The public on sale date is Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets to the workshop are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
An all-ages show will be at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Concert admission is $25. For information, call (563) 326-1333.
Wooten started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with his family band at the age of five, and by the age of six was on tour with his brothers opening shows for the legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. Not long after, Wooten was known as the "Bass Ace" at the age of eight and before graduating high school, Wooten and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stepanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis and The Temptations. This only begins the tale of this Tennessee Titan.
In 1990, Wooten hit the worldwide scene as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. A few years after he began touring with the Felcktones, Victor released his first solo project, A Show of Hands. Recorded with only a 4-string bass, no multi-tracking, and a lot of groove and soul, this revolutionary CD was voted one of the most important bass records of all time. Victor has be heralded as the "the Michael Jordan of the bass" and "one of the most fearless musicians on the planet."
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