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A SPECIAL EVENING WITH ANDY SUMMERS
March 23, 2017 • 7:30 pm PDT
GRAMMY winner Andy Summers, who rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era in any genre. The Police dominated the music scene through the first half of the 1980s with several No. 1 records, and Summers’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a new paradigm for guitarists that has been widely imitated in the decades since. After The Police’s dramatic exit from the stage at the height of their fame, Summers embarked on a prolific solo career, including over a dozen solo albums, several notable collaborations and successful forays into instrumental music, jazz and film scoring (2010, Down and Out in Beverly Hills) alongside his rock and pop projects, as well as acclaimed work as a photographer. In 2006 Summers’ memoir One Train Later was released to great success and was voted the No. 1 music book of the year in the UK by Mojo Magazine. The documentary film Can’t Stand Losing You, based on the book, was produced by the Yari Film Group and was released in North America in 2015 by Cinema Libre Studio. His awards and honors include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, multiple GRAMMY® Awards, the Prog Guiding Light award in 2016, the Roland & BOSS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, the Key to New York City, an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University, the Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the government of France, and dozens of other accolades. Set to release a new solo album on March 24, Triboluminescence, followed by the start of a Brazilian tour supporting the new record in April, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes back Andy Summers to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance surrounding his illustrious career and new music, hosted by GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman.