St. Cecilia reschedules Bob James concert

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The jazz musician and pianist was scheduled to perform Nov. 4, but now Bob James and other guests, including his family, will perform a free concert at his home in Traverse City for individuals to watch on their computers and smart TVs. Courtesy St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center announced Grammy award-winning artist Bob James will be performing his virtual concert on a new date, Dec. 17.

The jazz musician and pianist was scheduled to perform Nov. 4, but now James and other guests, including his family, will perform a free concert at his home in Traverse City for individuals to watch on their computers and smart TVs.

First discovered by Quincy Jones in 1963, James has released 58 albums and won numerous awards. He, in collaboration with guitarist and composer Earl Klugh, won a Grammy in 1980 for their song “One On One,” in the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category.

He also won a Grammy for “Double Vision,” in which he collaborated with saxophonist David Sanborn. James performed in the group Fourplay with Lee Ritenour and Nathan East and later Larry Carlton. He composed “Angela” and all of the original music in the television series “Taxi.”

Individuals can purchase wine and cheese goodie bags from Martha’s Vineyard, which include one bottle of wine — a red, white or bubbly — a block of aged Gouda cheese, Blue Crab Bay Company sea salt peanuts, fig spread, Nantucket Baking Company crackers, Terra veggie chips and gourmet chocolate for $65.

The packages can be pre-ordered here and delivered on the concert date. The proceeds will benefit St. Cecilia Music Center.

There will be a concert prior to James’ concert on Dec. 3 hosted by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and featuring Anne-Marie McDermott and other CMS artists.

For more information, visit scmc-online.org/virtual.

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