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Tuck & Patti with special guest Adlai Alexander
Aug 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$25 Advance
$30 Day of Show

Supreme jazz guitar/vocal duo Tuck & Patti bring their magic to the Alberta Rose stage.

Portland singer/songwriter Adlai Alexander opens the show.
Tuck & Patti | 8:00 PM
For 39 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.

To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 36 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck's extraordinary virtuosity and Patti's rich mezzo soprano.

Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra."

When they're not touring, Tuck and Patti live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they record and teach students, in person and via Skype. more >>>
Adlai Alexander | 8:00 PM
Noted for the sweetness and wide range of his voice, Adlai Alexander sings and accompanies himself with intricate guitar in a way that’s rare in both the acoustic and jazz worlds.

Adlai enjoys the challenge of arranging band or orchestral music for solo guitar, drawing from his formal training in classical theory and composition. At times, his arrangements of jazz, Brazilian, ‘60s pop, and other music demand that he play simultaneous melody and bass lines—a technique he learned from world-class guitarist Tuck Andress, of the duo Tuck & Patti.

Sources for Adlai’s unexpected repertoire include Broadway and the Amazon rain forest, and he is known to sing in Portuguese, Hindi, or Japanese in any given set. Along with original music, he’s written lyrics for his own renditions of instrumental songs by the likes of Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, and Ralph Towner. He’s also created lyrics based on quotes from Shakespeare, or titles of Duke Ellington songs.

Adlai has shared the stage with artists such as Randy Newman, Leo Kottke, Tuck & Patti, Kenny Rankin, and Brazilian star Marisa Monte. He’s appeared at the Monterey Jazz festival and venues such as the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, and Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.

As music director of the variety show “Fog City Radio” on KQED-FM San Francisco, Adlai performed live weekly with host Ben Fong-Torres. In addition to his own first album, Adlai Alexander (Stella Records), he is featured on the soundtrack of the TV series “Santa Barbara.” He’s also written music for theater, dance, and classical chamber groups, and collaborated with Todd Rundgren, composing the multimedia musical “20/20 Blake” for innovative theater company George Coates Performance Works. more >>>