Charlie Hunter Trio to Perform at UB

By Kelli Bocock-Natale

Release Date: September 18, 2000

Buffalo, N.Y. -- UB's Center for the Arts will present an evening with The Charlie Hunter Trio at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Mainstage Theatre in theCenter for the Arts on the North Campus.

Returning to the Center by popular demand, Charlie Hunter plays a unique eight-string guitar that allows him to simultaneously cover deep, rich bass lines with chordal accompaniment and single-note melody lines. Hunter blends more traditional jazz and hard bop with elements of funk and pop.

Throughout his relatively brief, yet diverse, career, Hunter has avoided the pitfalls of predictability by bringing new ideas to the table and seeking out new cohorts to collaborate with on each tour and recording. The guitarist-bandleader recorded his first Blue Note album in the early 1990's and has gone on to explore different musical territories in each subsequent release. He will appear in the CFA in a trio setting with conga player Chris Lovejoy and drummer Stephen Chopek.

Reaching a very diverse audience, Hunter continues to explore what he calls "improvisational-oriented pop music," expanding the palette and reach of jazz to a new generation.

Tickets for The Charlie Hunter Trio are $14 for the general public and $12 for UB students. Tickets are available at the CFA Box Office (Tues.-Fri. noon - 6p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets call 852-5000, in Canada 1-416-870-8000. For more information call 645-ARTS. For group sales, call Karen at 645-6771. Visit our web site at www.arts.buffalo.edu .