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Jack DeJohnette Trio -August 16 - Fundraiser for Family of Woodstock
(Published: August 03, 2014)

Presented by JAZZSTOCK at the BEARSVILLE THEATRE in Woodstock, NY

This special concert is a fundraiser for Family of Woodstock Saturday, AUGUST 16 (2014)
Sets at 8:00 and 9:30 pm (you can enjoy both sets for one price!)

JACK DEJOHNETTE (drums & keyboard)
RAVI COLTRANE (saxophones)
MATTHEW GARRISON (electric bass & electronics)

The JACK DEJOHNETTE TRIO will be bringing their creative spirits and incredible sounds to the Bearsville Theater after completing a month-long tour throughout Europe and the U.S.! And yes, Ravi Coltrane is John Coltrane's son, and Matthew Garrison is bassist Jimmy Garrison's son, who was John Coltrane's bassist!

THE BEARSVILLE THEATER (291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498)

For reservations call 845-679-4406 or go to www.bearsvilletheater.com (EVENTS page)

TICKETS: $25 Advance / $30 at the door (general seating) / $25 Volunteers

Direct Ticket Link: http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/jack-dejohnette-trio-featuring-ravi-coltrane-matthew-garrison-sa081614

FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK: A portion of the proceeds, along with all proceeds from a raffle, will benefit FAMILY of WOODSTOCK, an organization serving Ulster County and surrounding communities since 1970. For many years FAMILY has been an anchor for area residents, a place where people are respectful and caring, and where the search for solutions is creative and tireless. FAMILY's shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and childcare supports all work together to help people achieve the life changes they seek. www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

JACK DEJOHNETTE: In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more. Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows room for hard bop, R&B, world music, avant-garde, and just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century. Jack was honored as a recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Master Award for his lifetime achievement, and is recognized for his extraordinary contribution to advancing the jazz art form and serving as a mentor for a new generation of young aspiring jazz musicians. www.jackdejohnette.com

RAVI COLTRANE: Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of John and Alice Coltrane, was born on Long Island in 1965, Although his father, John Coltrane, died when Ravi was only two, he had a strong musical upbringing by his mother, a renowned composer and pianist. He began playing fairly early, but did not commence a jazz vocation until he was in his early twenties. At that time, Ravi honed his chops playing with Elvin Jones' group before meeting Steve Coleman, Graham Haynes, and Wallace Roney. In the mid 1990s, Ravi began asserting himself as a leader, but also continued appearing as a sideman with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and as a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman. In 2000 he recorded his second album and covered Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Wayne Shorter while adding a pair of his own tunes. By 2002 Ravi had firmly established himself as an ego-free and forward-thinking jazz musician with a strong musical identity influenced by, but set apart from, his famous father's legacy. Praised for his music's "elusive beauty" and for his "style informed by tradition but not encumbered by it," Ravi took a bold step in his creative journey with Spirit Fiction, his Blue Note Records debut in 2012 produced by Joe Lovano. www.ravicoltrane.com

MATTHEW GARRISON: Born in 1970, in New York, Matthew spent the first eight years of his life immersed in a community of musicians, dancers, visual artists, and poets. After the death of his father Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane's bassist) his family relocated to Rome, Italy, where he began to study piano and bass guitar. In the late ‘80s Garrison returned to the U.S., completed his high school education at Onteora High School (in Boiceville, NY!) and in 1989 received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music (Boston), where he began his professional career with the likes of Gary Burton, Bob Moses, Betty Carter, Mike Gibbs, and Lyle Mays to mention a few. Garrison moved to Brooklyn (NY) in 1994 and since then has performed, toured and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chaka Khan, Pino Daniele, Michelle N'degnocello, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Coleman, Rita Marcotulli, Bill Cosby, Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, John Mclaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Tito Punte, Mike Gibbs, John Scofield, The Saturday Night Live Band, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny and many others. In June 2012 Garrison founded ShapeShifter Lab, a now popular artist-run performance space in Brooklyn (NY). www.garrisonjazz.com http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/

JAZZSTOCK is an ongoing jazz concert and education series presenting a diverse group of musicians who have an individual voice and a desire to share their talents and ideas throughout the Hudson Valley. Our goals are to present concerts and create opportunities for entertaining and educating audiences and aspiring musicians. www.jazzstock.com

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