He’s one of South Africa’s most important jazz and world musicians; he opened the kick off concert and the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa; he joined U2 on stage in 2011 to play “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” in front of one of the biggest concerts U2 has ever played; his song became the anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Hugh Masekela takes the Schimmel stage for the final performance of the Pace Presents season on April 20.
Rolling Stone coined him, “one of the most thrilling live performers around…”, and he’s coming to the Schimmel for one night! A pioneer in the world music and jazz scene, this South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer has toured the globe and played with some of the most influential musicians of our time. His Grammy Award-winning hit “Grazing in the Grass” brought him international fame. Don’t miss Masekela and his hot new band as they close out the 2012-2013 Pace Presents season.
$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.