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Corea-McLaughlin Five Peace Band Announces Tour and Album

John McLaughlin and Chick Corea

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin’s Five Peace Band will kick off its first North American tour at UCLA in Los Angeles on March 19. The 23-date run includes three evenings in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and concludes on May 1 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vt. Five Peace Band features co-leaders Corea (piano, keyboards) and McLaughlin (guitar) along with Kenny Garrett on saxophone and bassist Christian McBride. The drum seat will be shared by Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade.

The quintet’s double-album, Five Peace Band Live, which was recorded during their European tour last fall, will be released this summer by Concord Records, but the double-disc CD will be made available early at performance venues as well as the band’s website (Five Peace to coincide with the tour.

Five Peace Band marks the duo’s first collaboration with a band, presenting eclectic nights of highly creative music that includes nods to Miles (and to the late Joe Zawinul, with an exhilarating performance of “In a Silent Way”), intricate acoustic jazz, burning jazz/rock/funk, and intimate duets. Also in the mix are Corea and McLaughlin classics.

Complete Five Peace Band Tour Schedule

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett and Vinnie Colaiuta:


19-Los Angeles, CA: UCLA

20-Santa Barbara CA: Campbell Hall at UCSB

21-Berkeley, CA: Zellerbach Hall

24-Modesto, CA: Gallo Center for the Arts

25-Denver, CO: The Paramount Theatre


27-Miami, FL: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

28- Savannah, GA: Savannah Music Festival

29-Atlanta, GA: The Variety Playhouse

31-Dallas, TX: House of Blues


1-Houston, TX: Verizon Wireless Theater

2-Austin, TX: Bass Concert Hall

3-Chicago IL: The Chicago Theatre

4-Ann Arbor, MI: Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan

6-Nashville, TN: Schermerhorn Symphony Center

7-Urbana IL: Krannert Center

23-25-New York, NY: Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center

26-Glenside, PA: The Keswick Theatre

28-Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts

29-N. Bethesda, MD: The Music Center at Strathmore

30-Boston, MA: Berklee Performance Center


1-Burlington, VT: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

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