Westconn music students are used to jamming with great musicians, but they're going to get a real treat on Friday when bassist John Patitucci stops by to give a master class and then perform alongside them in the Ives Concert Hall (named after composer and Danbury-native Charles Ives, who is buried a few blocks away). Patitucci has won two Grammys, his debut record was number one on the Billboard Jazz charts and he was named Best Jazz Bassist in Guitar Player Magazine and Bass Player Magazine serveral times each. Anyone seeking a career in music could learn a thing or two from him.
John Patitucci, Ives Concert Hall, WCSU, White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury. Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Master Class at 4:30 p.m. $10-$15. (203) 837-TIXX, wcsu.edu/tickets.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times