Jack DeJohnette tours UK

Jack DeJohnetteDrummer Jack DeJohnette, 70 this year, visits the UK in November with a quintet featuring Don Byron (reeds), Marvin Sewell (g), George Colligan (kyb) and Jerome Harris (b).

In a tour arranged by leading UK jazz promoter Serious with support from the Arts Council, the band appears at Manchester RNCM (13 November, tel 0161 907 5555), Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms (14, tel 0844 848 2700), Cambridge Corn Exchange (15, tel 01223 357851), London Queen Elizabeth Hall Part Of London Jazz Festival (16, tel 0844 875 0073), Birmingham Adrian Boult Hall (20, tel 0121 780 3333) and The Sage Gateshead (21, tel 0191 443 4661).

DeJohnette came to prominence in the Miles Davis group of the early 70s and is perhaps best known as drummer with the latterday Keith Jarrett trio. He has appeared on more ECM albums than any other musician, notably with Jarrett but also under his own name. This year he released a new album, Sound Travels, with Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke and other luminaries.

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