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Distinctive Grammy-winning jazz bassist
Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Eddie Gomez, has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s distinctive sound and style can be heard on many Grammy-winning recordings as well as hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm and blues, popular, and contemporary music. Born in Puerto Rico, Eddie moved to New York City with his family at an early age, and his love of music led him to the double bass as a precocious 11-year-old. Eddie continued his studies at the Juilliard School of Music, where his contemporaries included Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, James Levine, Itzak Perlman, Paula Robinson and Gary Karr. In the ‘60s, Eddie performed at the famed Village Vanguard for a week, and it changed his life forever! He became the bassist for the Bill Evans Trio, and quickly rose quickly to fame, declared by Time magazine to have “the world on his strings.” His time with Bill Evans included tours throughout the world and dozens of recordings, including two that won Grammy Awards. Eddie has performed and recorded with artists, such as Bobby Darin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Mark Knoffler, Judy Collins and Jennifer Holliday. He has been a member of The Gadd Gang, Steve Gadd’s All Star R&B/jazz band. Eddie tours and records with his own group, which he formed in 1992 with pianist Stefan Karlsson and legendary drummer, Jimmy Cobb. He composes for his own projects as well as for film and television, most notably for the prize-winning William Steig animation, The Amazing Bone.
Free admission unless it’s stated that a ticket purchase is required. Open lawn seating on lawn chairs and blankets for all free concerts. For free concerts, picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages are allowed, including beer and wine, but no glass containers, please.
Paid-ticket concerts have different rules. If the concert you’re attending required you to buy a ticket, chairs will be provided for you, concessions will be sold (including beer and wine), and no pets will be allowed on the lawn. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, picnics, beverages or pets to a paid-ticket concert.
For more details about visiting the Levitt Pavilion, please see Your Visit.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking.