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14 Nov 2012

‘DeJohnette is setting himself ever more fascinating rhythmic puzzles without compromising his awesome powers to push and swing’
The Guardian

One of the finest jazz drummers of all time, Jack DeJohnette marks his 70th birthday in style with a terrific quintet that includes brilliant reedsman Don Byron. 

In a career spanning over half a century, DeJohnette has been the drummer of choice for a who’s who of jazz giants - Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock - and sits firmly alongside them, having won a coveted Jazz Masters Award earlier this year. As a composer and band leader he is hugely respected, creating acoustic and electric musical languages that always sound as fresh as tomorrow.

Find out more about Jack DeJohnette here: www.jackdejohnette.com

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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Comment from Ray Snape


Ray Snape said ago

Jack de Johnette, in addition to his qualities of drummer, composer and band-leader (which includes identifying and nurturing talent) is also a fine pianist. Listen to 'Silver Hollow' by way of example. He can also play on someone else's album and turn an admirable album into a masterpiece, by subtlety and rhythmic versatility. A good example is Ralph Towner's ECM album Batik. In terms of percussion artistry it is almost worth thinking outside of jazz; perhaps to the master Indian percussionist Alla Rakha.

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