As a child, Pastorius went to Catholic school in Wilton Manors. At age 35, he died in Fort Lauderdale. Sunday marks the twentieth anniversary of his death, but his virtuosity lives and palpitates on in the techniques of just about every modern bassist, and even in the basslines for commercials and news reports. To mark the date, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Avenue) is holding an evening gala, A Tribute to Jaco Pastorius. His family and friends will be there, along with a roster of musicians and special guests. The Jaco Pastorius Big Band will play; plus, therell be home-video glimpses into his life and rare footage from concerts. (See full story in Music) Tickets start at $35. Call 954-462-0222, or visit www.browardcenter.org.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2007