With four ‘Blue Ivy Sippy Cup’ Grammys on his mantlepiece and a whopping 19 nominations for his soul-infused compositions and performances, iconic American jazz guitarist Larry Carlton is now set to serenade audiences Down Under when he hits our shores this May.

Carlton’s six-string dexterity was moulded on the influence of jazz legends including Joe Pass, B.B. King and John Coltrane. Working in sunny L.A. as a session muso, he would rack up around 500 recordings a year, collaborating on seminal albums with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand. Rolling Stone magazine even dubbed his part on Steely Dan’s ‘Kid Charlemagne’ as the third-best guitar solo on record. No biggie.

See Carlton at the Seymour Centre on Saturday May 31.

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