Grammy-winning bassist and bandleader John Patitucci will headline WesFest 9: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The concert will be at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 16.
The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a 1992 Berklee graduate and highly accomplished bassist, athlete, and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. The scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. Other performers will include Danny Mo’, the 2014 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship winner Max McKellar, Joe Travers, John “JR” Robinson, Steve Bailey, Kira McConaghy, John Beasley, and Jonathan Pinson.
WesFest 9 advance tickets are available through March 15 for $30. Ticket orders and donations will be accepted via check or credit card. To purchase tickets, use this form:
This concert will feature the Percussion Department's recipients of the prestigous 2015 spring scholarship awards, made possible through the generous support of Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Sabian cymbals, Berklee College of Music, and various private donors.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission