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Jack DeJohnette Launches Extensive 70th Birthday Tour

Gigs with Corea/Clarke; many others to follow into 2013

Jack DeJohnette, jazz drummer supreme
Jack DeJohnette

Drum legend Jack DeJohnette will continue to tour this year and into 2013 in support of his latest release as a leader, Sound Travels (released January 17 on Golden Beams/eOne). DeJohnette, who was named a 2012 NEA Jazz Master in January, will turn 70 Aug. 9.

Tonight, May 9, DeJohnette will begin a West Coast tour at The Shedd in Eugene, Ore., with a trio consisting of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. The trio will also headline Jazz Alley in Seattle (May 10-13) and Catalina’s in Los Angeles (May 15-20) and will return to the West Coast in September, with performances at Yoshi’s San Francisco (September 5-8), the Opera House in Napa Valley, Calif. (September 9), and the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, Calif. (September 10).

On June 28, The Jack DeJohnette Group (featuring saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, guitarist Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski, pianist George Colligan and bassist Jerome Harris) will headline the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. On August 4, DeJohnette will headline the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, performing in three different settings: with his working ensemble, his All-Star group (featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke, pianist George Colligan, bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Tim Ries, percussionist Luisito Quintero and trumpeter Jason Palmer) as well as a duo performance with Jason Moran. In September, DeJohnette will serve as the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2012 Showcase Artist, and will perform three times throughout the weekend (September 21-23), with his working ensemble, his Special Trio (with Pat Metheny and Christian McBride), and in duo with Bill Frisell.

Other notable appearances for DeJohnette throughout the year include participation in Pat Metheny’s five-day Summer Music Workshop beginning on August 20 as well as two European tours (in July with the Keith Jarrett Trio and in late September with his own group).

DeJohnette’s 2012 festivities will culminate with two performances: the reunion of the Gateway Trio, featuring John Abercrombie and Dave Holland, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall (a hometown performance for DeJohnette) on November 2, and a Keith Jarrett Trio performance at NJPAC in Newark, N.J. on December 1.

Jack DeJohnette Tour Itinerary

* May 9 | The Shedd | Eugene, OR

* May 10 – 13 | Jazz Alley | Seattle, WA

* May 15 – 20 | Catalina’s | Los Angeles, CA

June 8 | ShapeShifter Lab w/Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison | Brooklyn, NY

June 14 & 15 | Blue Note Jazz Festival – Blue Note w/Savion Glover | New York, NY

** June 28 | Ottawa International Jazz Festival | Ottawa, ON

July | European Tour w/The Keith Jarrett Trio (Dates/Markets TBA) | New York, NY

+ August 4 | Newport Jazz Festival | Newport, RI

August 20 – 24 | Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop w/Larry Grenadier

and Jim Hall | Norwich, CT

* September 5 – 8 | Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA

* September 9 | The Opera House | Napa Valley, CA

* September 10 | The Rio Theater | Santa Cruz, CA

** September 21 | Monterey Jazz Festival | Monterey, CA

September 22 | Monterey Jazz Festival – Special Trio w/Pat Metheny and

Christian McBride | Monterey, CA

September 23 | Monterey Jazz Festival – Duo w/Bill Frisell | Monterey, CA

** September 24 – 27 | European Tour (Dates/Markets TBA) | Europe

October 26 & 27 | Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “John Coltrane Festival” – The Allen Room w/McCoy Tyner | New York, NY

November 2 | Orchestra Hall – “The Gateway Trio” Reunion feat. John Abercrombie and Dave Holland | Chicago, IL

December 1 | NJPAC w/The Keith Jarrett Trio | Newark, NJ

** February 1, 2013 | Symphony Hall feat. Lionel Loueke | Detroit, MI

** March 2, 2013 | Manchester Craftsmans Guild feat. Lionel Loueke | Pittsburgh, PA

** March 16, 2013 | The Kennedy Center feat. Lionel Loueke | Washington, DC

May 2013 | Japan Tour w/The Keith Jarrett Trio (Dates/Markets TBA) | Japan

* Jack DeJohnette Trio with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke

** The Jack DeJohnette Group

+ The Jack DeJohnette Group, All-Star group,

and Duo w/Jason Moran (three different performances)

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