Bill Frisell
JCP & SIMA present

Bill Frisell

When You Wish Upon a Star

3 June

One of the most innovative and influential musicians of the past 25 years.


Guitarist and composer Bill Frisell is a revered musician and Grammy® award-winner whose career spans more than 35 years and 250 recordings. Recognised as one of America’s most vital and productive performing artists, this bold and inventive musician has stayed true to jazz, but that hasn’t prevented him from trying his hand at avant-garde, noise, bop, folk, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, American popular music and even classical music.


Frisell is a twelve-time Best Guitarist winner in the Down Beat Critics Poll (including 2013), a four-time Guitarist of the Year at the Jazz Awards (including 2013) and has collaborated with artists and ensembles as diverse as Sting, Rickie Lee Jones, Elvis Costello, Bono, T-Bone Burnett, Marianne Faithful, Paul Motian, Ron Carter, Eberhard Weber, John Zorn, Dave Holland, Lucinda Williams, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Brian Eno, Paul Simon, The Frankfurt Ballet, BCC Symphony Orchestra and The Los Angeles Philharmonic.


In concert, Frisell is joined on stage by vocalist Petra Haden (The Decemberists, Beck, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet, Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, Dave Douglas, The Mingus Big Band).


The concert includes music from Bill’s latest Grammy® nominated release, When You Wish Upon a Star – featuring his interpretations of classic American cinema music from Hitchcock’s Psycho through to Ennio Morricone‘s score to Once Upon A Time In The West, via Nino Rota‘s music for The Godfather.


“Bill Frisell is the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years.” The Wall Street Journal

“Frisell is a revered figure among musicians – like Miles Davis and few others…” The New York Times


Featuring Petra Haden (vocals), Thomas Morgan (bass), Rudy Royston (Drums)