Jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist and composer Al Di Meola returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion super group Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing, along with the soulfulness and his inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression, have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.
A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976’s “Land of the Midnight Sun”, 1977’s “Elegant Gypsy” and 1978’s “Casino”, the guitar great continues to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and African music with his World Sinfonia, an ambitious pan-global group that he formed in 1991. Di Meola’s most recent release, 2013’s “All Your Life”, is an acoustic tour de force that has him revisiting the music of a seminal influence – The Beatles.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.