Roxbury Community College
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Pat Martino began playing guitar when he was twelve years old and left school in tenth grade to devote himself to music. Martino moved to Harlem to immerse himself in the "soul jazz" played by Willis “Gatortail” Jackson and others. The organ trio concept had a profound influence on Martino's rhythmic and harmonic approach, and he remained in that idiom as a sideman, gigging with Jack McDuff and Don Patterson.
Today, Martino lives in Philadelphia again and continues to grow as a musician. As the New York Times noted, "Mr. Martino is back and he is plotting new musical directions, adding more layers to his myth." His experiments with guitar synthesizers, (begun during his rehabilitation) are taking him in the direction of orchestral arrangements and they promise groundbreaking possibilities.
Tickets: $28 early show; $25 later show