Sneak-peak of my new Project “Return”

In advance of my 2016 solo piano recording for New Velle, a French vinyl only company here is a sneak-peak into this intimate session Performing on a Faziloi instrument was truly a wonderful experience.

Tokyo Jazz Festival

Japan’s biggest jazz festival always features a highly diverse lineup of artists. I’m happy to confirm my performance with the trio on September 5th at Kaleidoscope stage at Tokyo Jazz Festival. This year’s international guests include the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Lee Ritenour, Pharoah Sanders and Esperanza Spalding. Pleased to participate in a Festival that also makes for a tasty intro to Japanese genre greats –Kyoto Jazz Sextet, saxophonist Naruyoshi Kikuchi and pianist Chihiro Yamanaka. More information here

The Trio is back to Europe

My Trio feat Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison will be touring in Europe this fall to rehearse for our forthcoming ECM release to be recorded in October.  So far five dates has been announced. The trio will be touring in France and Switzerland from November 5th until the 13th. First stop will be at the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens on the 5th, on the 9th they will performing at D’Jazz Nevers Festival, the next day at the La Coperative de Mai in Clermont (France) and the two last stops will be ate Jazzclub Moods in Zurich on the 12th and at Emergences Fest in Tours (France) on the 13th. More dates still to be announced! More info here.
 

Unique date in Germany

Join me and  Roscoe Mitchell and Matthew Garrison will perform at the Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015 in Oct 30th. For more information click here 

Free Jazz Reunion at Cornell

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, I will reunite with jazz giants that emerged from Chicago’s powerful South Side collective of the early 1960s. The AACM became ‘A Power Stronger than Itself’, drawing from a bold mix of avant-garde jazz, classical, and world music to drive cultural innovation for black music. The band will be performing Oct 4th at the Cornell University, in celebration of our new recording Made In Chicago. More information in this link.

Red Sea Jazz Festival presents: Jack DeJohnette Trio

Since it was first held in 1987, the Red Sea Jazz Festival has become a major attraction for lovers of quality music in Israel. Crowds of people come to the festival every year to listen to the greatest local and international performers, appearing on the stages of the festival, take part in master classes and enjoy jam-sessions held into the night. Each festival night will feature performances and master classes. Among the artists participating this year along with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison are: Ron Carter, Cyrille Aimée, Berry Sakharof , Joe Lovano among others artists. All details here

Four giants of international jazz music…

An innovative artistic project which involves the legends of international jazz, together for the first time performing unique repertoire.

An “All Star Band” lead by Antonio Faraò (amazing pianist, praised by Herbie Hancock and unanimously recognized on the international jazz scene),  and I will join, Eddie Gomez (legendary contrabassist, part of Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Mickael Brecker’ s trio and the Steps Ahead…) and Chris Potter ( one of the most admired saxophonist and composer of our times, as leader or usual partner with Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, John Scofield or Pat Metheny). in a rare performance in Sanremo, Italy.  The recording I did with Antonio including my associate Joe Lovano was stellar, so this will be a treat to perform with him again.  The quartet will perform repertoire of original pieces interchanged with some classics. Not to be missed! When? August 22nd at UnoJazz , San Remo (Italy). Learn more here.

Sketching with the Jack DeJohnette Trio

One of the central conflicts of jazz is the continual push and pull between the collective and the individual. Whether it is the dichotomy of the improviser and the group or the arranging and stylistic choices that emphasis melodic drive versus harmonic expansion, jazz has always had a bit of an identity challenge. That challenge was brought forcefully and artfully to the stage of the Hamilton Live on Saturday, June 13th, by the Jack DeJohnette Trio. Led by veteran fusion player and legendary jazz man Jack DeJohnette, the trio is something of an exceptional super group in jazz; while many of jazz’s legends have often played with each other, there is rarely such immense talent, purely gathered, in one place. Joining Mr. DeJohnette on electric bass was Matthew Garrison, son of Coltrane quartet bassist Jimmy, and Ravi, son of John, Coltrane providing the woodwinds. This is a dream team of modern jazz if there ever is one. Continue readin on OnTaponline.com.

Made in Chicago Performs In Europe

We are pleased to share these new dates from the Made in Chicago Tour. Jack DeJohnette will be accompaigned by Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray & Roscoe Mitchell for select performances in Gent Jazz Festival (Belgium) on July 10th, the famous North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands) on Saturday 11th, and on the 15th the band will be on the Moldejazz Festival in Norway and finally on July 17th at the Veszprem Festival in Hungary. Click here and check out all details.

Meet the Artist Series: Jack DeJohnette

Meet The Artist series is designed to give DC Jazz Festival audiences up close & personal opportunities to hear from and interact with artists off the bandstand.  Such programs, part of DCJF’s humanities component, are a vital effort in our goal of increasing the audience for jazz and further demystifying the music for audience participants.  The Jack DeJohnette Trio with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison perform June 13th at the Abramson Family Auditorium- NYU Washington, DC. The interview will be conducted by jazz historian W. A. Brower.