Legendary guitarist comes to Holmes Lounge

John Abercrombie Quartet performs April 7

The John Abercrombie Quartet

In a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, the John Abercrombie Quartet will perform as part of the Jazz at Holmes Series at Washington University in St. Louis. The concert, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, will take place in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Tickets at the Edison Theater Box Office at 314-935-6543; online; and at the door.

A restless experimenter and jazz/fusion pioneer, Abercrombie was a much sought-after session player before joining the band Dreams in 1969. He recorded his solo debut, “Timeless,” in 1973 for record label ECM and remains one of its iconic artists, along with figures such as Ralph Towner, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek.

In addition to Ambercrombie, the quartet includes pianist Marc Copland, a longtime collaborator, as well as double bassist Drew Gress and drummer Joey Baron.

Jazz at Holmes

Jazz at Holmes is sponsored by Arts & Sciences; Student Union; Congress of the South 40; the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences; University College and Summer School; Campus Life; Community Service Office; Office of Student Involvement and Leadership; Greek Life Office; Office of Residential Life; and the American Culture Studies program.

For more information, call 314-862-0874; email staylor@wustl.edu; or visit Jazz at Holmes on Facebook.