Celebrated jazz guitarist Larry Carlton will perform at Tower Theatre on Friday, March 29. This will be Carlton’s first time performing in Oklahoma City. Carlton is a four-time Grammy winner and nineteen-time Grammy nominee who built his career as a studio musician in the 1970s and ’80s for acts such as Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell. He has participated in thousands of recording sessions, recorded on hundreds of albums in many genres, for television and movies, and on more than 100 gold records. He has been a member of the jazz fusion groups The Crusaders and Fourplay and has maintained a long solo career. He is perhaps most acclaimed for his groundbreaking guitar work on the Steely Dan albums Katy Lied (1975), The Royal Scam (1976), Aja (1977), and Gaucho (1980).
Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi-platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.
Additionally, Larry received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player magazine at the
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Upstage Promotions is an Oklahoma City company, presenting the best concerts and events since 2017. Upstage Promotions’ mission is to bring artists to Oklahoma City that have not performed here in the past. Media contact for this event is Tyler Garcia, promoter and talent buyer at Upstage Promotions.