2012 A BANNER YEAR FOR JACK DEJOHNETTE
on 14/3/12What a year for endorser Jack DeJohnette! As if turning 70 isnt a sufficiently monumental milestone, Jack is celebrating with a number of stellar awards and the accolades continue to roll in. Here are a select few:
A televised tribute to Sonny Rollins performance at the Kennedy Center Honors
Jack is awarded the very prestigious NEA Jazz Masters award in a two-day ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York City
The Jack DeJohnette Group and special guests play two sold-out performances at the Blue Note in New York
Jacks new CD Sound Travels is released January 17 to glowing reviews
Jack wins prestigious Copenhagen Jazz Performance Award
In addition, Jack has appeared in numerous publications, including the covers of Modern Drummer, Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines.
2012 is definitely a great year to see Jack in performance. Be sure to catch one of the following shows:
April 26-27: Tri-C JazzFest (Cleveland) with The Jack DeJohnette Group and Master Class.
April 29: United Nations (NYC) with Herbie Hancock and other notable artists.
May: West Coast Tour in Seattle, San Francisco, LA
July: The Keith Jarrett Trio European Tour
Aug 4: Newport Jazz Festival featured artist and The Jack DeJohnette Group, with special appearances including Christian McBride, Lionel Louerke, Tim Ries & Luisito Quintero.
Aug 20-24: The Pat Metheny Music Camp at the Spa at Norwich, CT, (Jack is faculty for this 5 day workshop)
Sept. 20-23: Monterey Jazz Festival featured artist with Bill Frisell, featured artist with Christian McBride, and The Jack DeJohnette Group with special guests.
Sept 24-Oct 15: The Jack DeJohnette European Tour
Oct 26-27: JALC, The Allen Room Jack DeJohnette with McCoy Tyner.
Nov 6-21: London Jazz Festival featured artist, and The Jack DeJohnette Group with special appearances.
Dec. 1: Keith Jarrett at Tri City New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Dec 2: The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) with The Jack DeJohnette Group.