JazzFest.Wien Festival History

JazzFest.Wien 2010

Jeff Beck & Band

Vienna State Opera  19.30  

Jeff Beck (c: Ross Halfin/Digital manipulation: Kazuyo Horie)Jeff Beck & Band (c: Bill Reitzel)Jeff Beck & Band (c: Bill Reitzel)

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck was born in 1944 in the English county of Surrey. In the 1960s he played guitar with the Tridents and the Yardbirds, replacing Eric Clapton. In 1967 he and Rod Stewart co-founded his first formation of the Jeff Beck Group. In the early 1970s he had a hit with Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” when he was performing with his outfit Beck, Bogert & Appice. Beck later turned his attention to Jazz-Rock.

His albums “Blow By Blow” and “Wired” are considered to be classics. Around the same time he was also playing with Stanley Clarke and John McLaughlin. This almost-guitarist for both Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones has played sessions with everyone from Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder, from Joss Stone to Morrissey. The most recent release of this five-time Grammy winner is the album “Emotion & Commotion”. He is the master of a recognizable, melodic sound which unfailingly moves audiences both large and small.

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