Victor Wooten will perform new music from his upcoming albums on Oct. 2 at San Jacinto College Central Campus. Submitted photo
Grammy winner Victor Wooten to perform at San Jacinto College
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- August 28, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – Five-time Grammy award winner, Victor Wooten, is coming to San Jacinto College for a one-night performance on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Wooten will perform new music from his upcoming two albums and will feature songs from his earlier releases, as well as original music from members of his band. On tour with him is Krystal Peterson, a young singing sensation from Cincinnati who is making her first appearance with the Victor Wooten band. Joining them are long time cohorts J. D. Blair, Derico Watson, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, and Dave Welsch.
Known as "the Michael Jordan of the bass," Wooten has shared the stage with such artists as The Dave Matthews Band, Prince, India Arie, Bruce Hornsby, and Chick Corea. He is a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and released his first solo project in 1996 with "A Show of Hands," which carried the reputation as one of the most important bass records of all time with only a four-string bass and no multi-tracking. He recently formed his own record label, Vix Records.
Voted Bassist of the Year three times by Bass Player Magazine, Wooten also lends his talent toward music education through giving lectures, workshops, and hosting camps; he is the author of "The Music Lesson – A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music." His respected reputation as a teacher has garnered speaking and lecture invitations from such places as Strathmore College, Berklee College of Music, Stanford University, Harvard University, Mississippi State University, and Miami University.
Wooten will take the stage at 8 p.m. in Slocomb Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now for $30 and will sell for $35 during the night of the performance. San Jacinto College students with a valid ID may purchase tickets for $15.
This event is sponsored by the San Jacinto College Foundation and the Audio Engineering Organization. All proceeds will go to the Brittany Williams Scholarship Fund, which pays tuition for audio engineering students. Reserved seating may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261881.
San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas. For more information, call 713-269-0865.
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