On May 15, Contante & Sonante, an independent label based in Madrid, released Burt Bacharach and Tonio K: Original Demos, a new CD containing 14 original songs written by Burt and Tonio K. between 1995 and 2008. The album includes the original studio demos for songs later recorded by artists including Chicago, Randy Travis, Diane Schuur, Dionne Warwick, Ron Isley and Burt himself. The release also features extensive liner notes from Tonio K. telling the detailed story behind each composition and demo session.
Original Demos is being released in a limited edition of 1,000, so if you want a copy, you’d better act quick. Visit Contante & Sonante to order online.
Just got word that Burt’s canceled show at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 10 has been rescheduled for Aug. 4 at the same venue. Visit the Smith Center website for ticket info.
“No one over the last 40 years has written more or better pop songs.” – Vanity Fair One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Burt Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Just received word that Burt will be performing at the in Las Vegas on Feb. 10, 2017. Tickets go on sale Nov. 11, 2016.
As Burt continues to recover from a broken arm suffered in August, two engagements originally scheduled for October have been rescheduled to early 2017.
Burt’s Oct. 1 concert in Royce Hall at UCLA has been rescheduled for Jan. 13, 2017, and his Oct. 20-23 performances at Jazz Alley in Seattle have been moved to March 9-12, 2017.
As always, for the most up-to-date info I have on upcoming concerts, visit the On Tour page.
Burt and his band will perform at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall on Friday, Nov. 11. The concert is being presented by SFJazz, and tickets can be obtained by visiting the SFJazz website.
SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education. SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins in the African American community to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.