Tuck and Patti
Patti Cathcart, vocals; Tuck Andress, guitar
Saturday, July 10 | 8 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $36 general | $22 students | TAKE 5!
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Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart have been making music together for
almost 30 years, and their musical empathy and communication are astonishing.
Singer Bobby McFerrin calls them "the best duo on the planet," and
their previous Stanford Jazz Festival performance in 2006 is still
talked about as a high point of the season.
Tuck's guitar and Patti's
voice complement each other perfectly. Soul mates in both the musical
and literal senses of the phrase, they have been married since 1983.
Their signature sound blends jazz, folk, pop, and soul into an inviting
and emotionally direct dialect.
A largely self-taught guitarist
(and Stanford University alumnus), Tuck can evoke the power and complexity
of a big band with his guitar, or set a delicate mood with a few carefully
chosen notes. Patti's versatile vocal style grew from a childhood
immersed in the diverse sounds of the San Francisco music scene. Both
are virtuoso performers, capable of astonishing feats of musicianship,
but their formidable technique never lapses into self-indulgence.
Instead, it serves the music, allowing them to bring out each song's
beauty and feeling with precision, subtlety, and grace.
With more than a dozen albums to their credit and decades of performances
in the Bay Area and internationally, Tuck and Patti have cultivated
a loyal fan base and cemented their reputation as one of the Bay Area's
musical treasures. It's a privilege to be invited into this family's
kitchen for musical comfort food - warm, nourishing, and served
Tuck & Patti – "A Captain for Dark Mornings"
Tuck & Patti – "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face"
Tuck & Patti – "Holiday Paradise Found"
and Patti performing at the Umbria Jazz Festival, 2009
Tuck and Patti performing "One For All" live in the Netherlands