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Monday February 18, 2013

From Examiner

Q&A with legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette: Visits Jazz Alley next week
By: Michael Nank

Jack DeJohnette is a busy man.

You might think that he would take a little time to bask in the glow of his prestigious Jazz Master Fellowship he received last year from the National Endowment for the Arts, but the man who is known as one of the most influential jazz drummers in the 20th century shows no signs of slowing down.

European tours, stateside gigs, studio recordings, CD releases – not to mention a 70th birthday bash that featured an extraordinary line-up of friends/jazz all stars – have kept DeJohnette breaking new ground as he continues to influence the jazz scene well into the 21st century.

DeJohnette makes a stop in Seattle next week for two nights at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Joining DeJohnette will be Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison and George Colligna. This is a rare opportunity to see Coltrane and Garrison join forces once again after 20 years when DeJohnette first brought them together to play the music of John Coltrane.

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