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Interview - Jack Dejohnette

His professional career has spanned over 50 years.  He’s played with the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Bill Evans. 

He has helped create the sounds of iconic albums (like “Bitches Brew”) as well as iconic ensembles (like the Keith Jarrett Trio and his own groups).  He’s a Grammy winner and the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him with a Jazz Masters Fellowship for his “significant lifetime contributions [which] have helped enrich Jazz and further the growth of the art form”.

His sound is unquestionable and boundless:  driving “in-the-pocket” grooves intermingled with seemingly time-free, yet solidly rhythmic invention.  He is considered the preeminent drummers of his time.  He is Jack DeJohnette.

Jack played at Humber College on March 20th and stopped by "Wake Up!" on show day to talk with heather about his craft, his new album, and the upcoming show.

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