Brad Mehldau seamlessly merges elements of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop magnetism. Renowned for his virtuosic piano skills, this award-winning musician unravels and reimagines melodies from artists as diverse as Radiohead, J.S. Bach, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, and more. Mehldau possesses the keen ear and musical imagination of a composer, effortlessly blending jazz and classical elements in his original compositions and commissioned works. It comes as no surprise that The New York Times has hailed him as “the most influential jazz pianist of the past two decades.” Experience the brilliance of Brad Mehldau as he takes the stage for a captivating performance of solo piano works at the St. Francis Auditorium.
For his first New Mexico performance since 2016, Mehldau casts his creative eye on the mysteries of human awareness. Performing the Southwest debut of his new composition, 14 Reveries, Mehldau reflects on the interior experience we create from our own consciousness, independently of those around us.
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