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Jack DeJohnette Tickets

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Jack DeJohnette Tour Schedule

There is little else in music that can match the transcendent experience of seeing a true jazz great doing his thing and that is exactly what you get when you decide to attend a Jack DeJohnette concert. The fact that Jack DeJohnette has been able to seamlessly transition from jazz to R&B to bebop to new age and more throughout is more than fifty year long career is a testament to the incredible talents of this multi-instrumentalist. Fortunately for music lovers all over the world the 71 year old performer is still recording and regularly heading out on tour.

Jack De Johnette has a series of shows slated for early 2014 and jazz lovers will want to get their hands on tickets ASAP. The first concert is on Saturday February 1, 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The end of the month will see Jack DeJohnette on the other side of the country performing two shows in California. The first show on February 21st will be at Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus in Davis, California, with the second show taking place the following night down in Los Angeles at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. If you cannot make either show be sure to keep an eye on StubHub to see when Jack DeJohnette will be performing near you.


About the Artist

At the tender age of four Jack DeJohnette's parents signed him up for piano lessons at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and he quickly proved himself to be a musical prodigy. A few years later he would decide to start playing drums as well. The decision to take on the drums would prove to be DeJohnette's ticket to fame. Eventually he would be playing drums with some of the greatest names in the history of jazz music including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and George Benson. While jazz remains Jack DeJohnette's preferred genre of music he believes musicians should not be trapped in a specific genre and has made music with traditional African and Native American influences as well as new age music, reggae, dance music, and African jazz. To this day Jack DeJohnette puts all of these different influences on display in both his recordings and his concerts. This is one musician every music lover needs to see.


Breakthrough

After spending much of his professional career playing in the bands of other jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette decided to get a band of his own together in the late Sixties while he was still playing with Miles Davis. In 1968 he released his first album The DeJohnette Complex on which he played some drums but mostly played the melodica. The success of DeJohnette's early solo work allowed him to be signed by ECM, a label that would give him ample opportunities to both perform as a sideman and to form his own bands. The Seventies then proved to be an incredibly productive time for Jack DeJohnette as he recorded both as a member and a leader of several bands including Directions, Compost, Gateway Trio, New Directions, and Special Edition. His work with Special Edition has been covered by numerous jazz bands including Keith Jarrett's Trio of which DeJohnette was a part.


The Experience

If you are looking to see a true legend and master of his craft look no further than virtuoso drummer and composer Jack DeJohnette. The world renowned jazz musician has spent decades perfecting his art as well as finding new avenues of musical expression to explore. All of this hard work to which Jack DeJohnette has dedicated his life is on full display when you head out to the concert hall the night of a Jack DeJohnette performance. It is a transcendent experience like no other as DeJohnette bounces from style to style always able to keep the listener engaged and wondering what is coming next. Whenever and wherever Jack DeJohnette is performing, one thing is for certain, he will be surrounded by some of the best musicians on the planet and will be geared up to put on an amazing show. It is an incomparable concert that you will hope never ends. By the time the night is through you will be anxiously awaiting the next time Jack DeJohnette comes back to town.


Trivia

For all of his incredible contributions to music over his career, Jack DeJohnette was given an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music, one of the most revered music colleges in the United States. Typically known as a jazz musician, Jack DeJohnette showed his versatility when he recorded a new age album, one for which he was awarded a Grammy Award in 2009. He has also recorded electronic music meant for aiding relaxation and meditation, including Music in the Key of Om, which he released on his own label, Golden Beams Productions.

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