Among the most acclaimed and versatile bassists working today, Victor Wooten has played everything from jazz to bluegrass, along with R&B, funk, rock, and fusions of all of the above. A longtime member of Béla Fleck's avant-everything Flecktones, Wooten has also played with the likes of Stanley Clarke, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, and Bootsy Collins — in addition to leading his own groups and accumulating five Grammys along the way. As a bassist, Wooten is a virtuoso, creating incredible grooves blissfully crisscrossing and mixing up a limitless expanse of genres. These performances will focus mostly, but not exclusively, on new material due for release on two new albums this September. One, Words & Tones, will feature female vocalists on each track, including Me'shell Ndegeocello, Saundra Williams, Divinity Roxx, and Krystal Peterson. The other, Sword & Stone, will feature all-instrumental versions of the same material. His touring band includes a quintet of his usual, multi-tasking associates, who will constantly swap instruments (including horns), plus Peterson doing vocals.
Mondays, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: July 9. Continues through July 10, 2012