HUDSON: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier | SFJAZZ

HUDSON: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier


Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield
John Medeski & Larry Grenadier

Thursday, June 8, 7:00pm · 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier

7pm Show Members Only

HUDSON: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier

To commemorate Jack DeJohnette’s 75th birthday, the iconic drummer, pianist, and composer has assembled a brand new quartet project making its world premiere with these performances. Named Hudson, this truly dizzying all-star collaboration is named in honor of the upstate New York area all four members call home. A musician whose reputation has increased to the status of a living legend since his spectacular debut with saxophone explorers Charles Lloyd and Jackie McLean in 1966, DeJohnette has consistently pushed at the boundaries that separate the mainstream and the avant-garde, jazz and rock. In addition to his seminal work with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, the Gateway Trio, his own Special Edition band, and innumerable appearances as a sideman on Manfred Eicher’s ECM label, DeJohnette has been one third of piano luminary Keith Jarrett’s “standards” trio for the last three decades and one of the most valuable collaborators and bandleaders in jazz. Featuring a group made up of musicians with long, established connections to the drummer, including guitar giant John Scofield, Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski, and Bay Area raised bass luminary Larry Grenadier, this birthday celebration for one jazz’s most acclaimed rhythm masters will be one for the ages.

Artist Personnel

Jack DeJohnette drums
John Scofield guitar
John Medeski piano, organ
Larry Grenadier bass

"Jack DeJohnette generally is regarded as one of the finest living jazz drummers, a limber musical thinker and technical dynamo, one who challenges tradition by pushing outward while digging in " — Los Angeles Times
"(He wears) a gilded robe as the modern messiah of “Terminator jazz. " — DownBeat
"What other player can get a room full of people to dance to freakin’ keyboard jazz? " — Rolling Stone
"(Larry Grenadier is) a deeply intuitive bassist " — The New York Times

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