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Event Archive - A Tribute to the Music of Jaco Pastorius: Sean Drabitt

Fri. February 15th 2008 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8:00 pm
$12 at the door only.
John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius was a Finnish-American jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his virtuosity of the fretless bass, as well as his command of varied music styles. He is considered by many people to be the greatest bass player of all time.

His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register. His unique innovations also included the use of harmonics and the "singing" quality of his melodies.

Pastorius was most identified by his use of two well-worn Fender Jazz Basses from the early 60's. Even though he played both the fretted and fretless basses frequently, he preferred the fretless, he felt the frets were a hindrance, once calling them "speed bumps".

In the early to mid 80's, Pastorius began to experience increasingly prevalent mental health problems, worsened by heavy drug and alcohol abuse this led to his death in Sept 1987.

Sean Drabitt bass
Josh Dixon drums
Brent Jarvis piano
Roy Styffe saxophone


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Sean Drabitt

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A jazz bass player for over 20 years, Sean Drabitt is justly known as a classic jazz bassist and is highly sought after by the local jazz scene. One of Drabitt’s more unique projects is his tribute to Jaco Pastorious, the supremely funky bass virtuoso. Sean is presenting an afternoon of Jaco's music with an a outstanding group of local jazz music... more info
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