2012 A BANNER YEAR FOR JACK DEJOHNETTE
14-03-2012What a year for endorser Jack DeJohnette! As if turning 70 isnâ€™t a sufficiently monumental milestone, Jack is celebrating with a number of stellar awards â€“ and the accolades continue to roll in. Here are a select few:
â€¢ A televised tribute to Sonny Rollins performance at the Kennedy Center Honors
â€¢ Jack is awarded the very prestigious NEA Jazz Masters award in a two-day ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York City
â€¢ The Jack DeJohnette Group and special guests play two sold-out performances at the Blue Note in New York
â€¢ Jackâ€™s new CD â€œSound Travelsâ€ is released January 17 to glowing reviews
â€¢ 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:
â€¢ April 26-27: Tri-C JazzFest (Cleveland) with The Jack DeJohnette Group and Master Class.
â€¢ April 29: United Nations (NYC) with Herbie Hancock and other notable artists.
â€¢ May: West Coast Tour in Seattle, San Francisco, LA
â€¢ July: The Keith Jarrett Trio European Tour
â€¢ Aug 4: Newport Jazz Festival featured artist and The Jack DeJohnette Group, with special appearances including Christian McBride, Lionel Louerke, Tim Ries & Luisito Quintero.
â€¢ Aug 20-24: The Pat Metheny Music Camp at the Spa at Norwich, CT, (Jack is faculty for this 5 day workshop)
â€¢ Sept. 20-23: Monterey Jazz Festival featured artist with Bill Frisell, featured artist with Christian McBride, and The Jack DeJohnette Group with special guests.
â€¢ Sept 24-Oct 15: The Jack DeJohnette European Tour
â€¢ Oct 26-27: JALC, The Allen Room Jack DeJohnette with McCoy Tyner.
â€¢ Nov 6-21: London Jazz Festival featured artist, and The Jack DeJohnette Group with special appearances.
â€¢ Dec. 1: Keith Jarrett at Tri City New Jersey Performing Arts Center
â€¢ Dec 2: The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) with The Jack DeJohnette Group.