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David Becker Tribune


Thu 13 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Juice Bar at The Windsor Castle, 144 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $67.06 ($62.50 + $4.56 fees)
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David Becker is a Grammy nominated American, guitarist, composer and producer, leader of the David Becker Tribune. He is also a graduate of the Musicians Institute. He began music on the trumpet and switched to guitar at 15.

For more than a quarter of a century, two time Grammy nominated guitarist, composer, and producer David Becker has continued to define himself as one of the best and most unique voices in jazz and contemporary music by combining diverse influences and a passion for the new and different, and his ability to play for the present while always keeping an eye on the past and future. Together with his brother Bruce on drums, they have led the critically acclaimed David Becker Tribune to a worldwide audience by performing in more than 20 countries.

Over the years, the DBT has shared the stage with such celebrated jazz acts as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and much more. German television journalist Roger Willemsen (ZDF) called him "One of the best Jazz guitarists ever." Jazz Podium and Downbeat called him "A poet on the Jazz Guitar." Jazz Thing and Gitarre & Bass called him” a virtuoso”. David has released 12 recordings many topping the jazz and contemporary music charts. The DBT have performed at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the world including London's Barbicon Centre, Rotterdam's De Doelen, Munich's Olympia Halle, Buenos Aires’ Ateneo and New York’s Birdland. The DBT has also appeared at several international jazz festivals including Saulkrasti Jazz Festival, Latvia, La Plata Jazz Festival, Argentina, Jazz op den Berg, Belgium, Robert Norman Festival, Norway, Ambon Jazz Festival, Indonesia and Hildener Jazz Tage, Germany.

David Becker graduated from Musicians Institute in 1981 at age 19 and by age 22 he was touring the globe with the David Becker Tribune. David signed with MCA records in 1986 and the first DBT release Long Peter Madsen debuted. Siberian Express (#1 R&R) followed in 1988 and the DBT established themselves in the world of Contemporary Jazz performing in 44 of the 50 US states.

Beginning his solo career at the age of 22, David Becker had already toured Europe and the US extensively before releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Long Peter Madsen (MCA) in 1986. The follow-up release Siberian Express (MCA) topped the Jazz and Contemporary music charts (#3 R&R) and wound up on the Grammy ballots.

Three more acclaimed albums followed: Third Time Around, In Motion (Bluemoon) and Nevsky Prospekt (Pinorrekk). In 2001, David Becker became one of the first jazz artists to record and release a DVD audio (6-channel surround sound). Germerica (Silverline) received accolades from audio aficionados around the globe and made the SoundScan DVD sales charts. The seventh DBT release Where's Henning (PARAS/Acoustic Music) received rave reviews worldwide and reached #34 on the Jazzweek jazz charts. All Music Guide gave it 4 stars. Jazz Podium called it "a masterpiece" and The Buffalo News said, "One of the strongest jazz guitar trio records in a very long time." David has also performed with such Guitar greats as Atilla Zoller, Larry Coryell, and Kenny Burrell. 2005 will see the release of two new recordings: a duo date with jazz guitar legend Joe Diorio, the Color of Sound (Acoustic Music) and a solo effort, Euroland (Cool Springs Music).

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