world music, jazz, popular music

Pat Metheny Side-Eye

W/James Francies & Joe Dyson

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • JAZZ LEGENDS

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This is what happens when Pat Metheny looks out at his young colleagues and sees outstanding talents testing their wings around him. There is a remarkable intention behind the Side-Eye production. The 20-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist remembers when, as a young musician in Kansas City, he was given the opportunity to showcase his skills by a host of experienced musicians, and now he wants to pass on his experience to, and even learn from, talents worth looking out for. On this tour, he will be joined by keyboardist James Francies and drummer Joe Dyson.

This exciting, bassless line-up features 27-year-old James Francies behind the keyboards. He has been taking classical piano lessons since the age of four. At the age of six, he was converted to jazz by Joe Sample's music. Before he graduated from the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in Manhattan, he had already been hired by Jeff 'Tain' Watts, followed by Chris Dave and Drumhedz, but it was Chris Potter who picked him out for his trio. Beyond jazz, he was sucked into the world of hip-hop when he joined Questlove. In 2017, we enjoyed his versatile playing in Dávid Hodek's trio at the Jazz Showcase.
Of course, there are many people who pick up any noise-making instrument at the age of two, but Joe Dyson showed a special talent for rhythm at this young age. As a native of New Orleans, his home city determined his connection to jazz. He was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and soon found himself in the company of legends like Dr Lonnie Smith, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Esperanza Spalding.
It will be a unique experience to enjoy Pat Metheny's hits with this line-up.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

Ticket information

You may purchase tickets online for this performance using a Müpa Budapest gift voucher or by debiting the leisure allowance on OTP or MKB SZÉP cards.
If you purchase the tickets in person, then we also accept Edenred Gift Vouchers, and Edenred gift cards (Benefit and Family cards) as well as the culture subaccount allowance on OTP Cafeteria cards. Tickets can further be purchased from our box offices by debiting the leisure allowance on OTP or MKB SZÉP cards.

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  • guitar
    Pat Metheny
  • piano, keyboard instruments
    James Francies
  • drums
    Joe Dyson



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