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Howard Theatre
between 7th St and Florida Ave 620 T Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
202-803-2899
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Barbara Jeffe
We went on a Sunday, so it turned out we could find free street parking. They had a very small self-park lot one block from the theater, and they were charging fifteen dollars for that.
Tap Dancer Savion Glover info Aug 25 2014 star this tip starred
Barbara Jeffe
food purchase required to sit down for this performance (although I found out later you can sit in a balcony seat without having to buy anything. The food prices are very expensive.
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attended Aug 24 2012

It was an honor to hear Gato Barbieri. He plays the sax naturally, expressively, as though an extension of himself and his emotions. Well worth the price of admission and more. The opening act was interesting--Natalia Clavier, a singer and...continued

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Website

http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2012/08/24/gato-barbieri/

Quotes & Highlights

Watch Gato Barbieri team up with Santana for their hit “Europa.”

Description

Beginning professionally as a teenager playing alto sax in several different Buenos Aires clubs, Barbieri’s five decade career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz (with trumpeter Don Cherry in the mid-60s) and avante garde to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the 70s and 80s. He began playing tenor with his own band in the late 50s and moved to Rome with his Italian born first wife Michelle in 1962, where he began collaborating with Cherry.

The two recorded two albums for Blue Note, Complete Communion and Symphony For Improvisors, which are considered classics of free group improvisations. Barbieri launched his career as a leader with the Latin flavored The Third World in 1969, and later parlayed his Last Tango success into a career as a film composer, scoring a dozen international films over the years in Europe, South America and the United States.

About the Ticket Supplier: Howard Theatre

This historic arts landmark launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, and many others. The Howard Theatre continues its legacy in showcasing the best in entertainment.