Together with Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarret, Chick Corea is one of the greatest jazz pianists alive. In the early 1960s, he played for Herbie Mann and Stan Getz. In 1968 he recorded Now He Sings, Now He Sobs with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes, a jazz album that has since become a classic. Famous is his collaboration with Miles Davis around the time of Bitches Brew, when he also started working with guitarist John McLaughlin. In 1971 Corea reached another zenith with Return to Forever, generally recognized as one of the most influential jazz-rock formations. With McLaughlin he became successful again last year, in the Five Peace Band, with which he recorded a live album that earned him his 55th nomination for a Grammy Award. An all-star crew, including bassist Christian McBride, drummer Roy Haynes and saxophonist Kenny Garrett, will join Corea this festival.