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November 20, 2012To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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Keith Jarrett
Gary Peacock
Jack DeJohnette
Return To NJPAC For
Only U.S. Concert This Season

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Newark, NJ– Keith JarrettGary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, who have played together officially as trio since 1983, return to NJPAC in their only U.S. concert this year with their popular reinventions of “The Great American Songbook” on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8pm in Prudential Hall. The trio will showcase their improvisation and creative interpretations of their favorite jazz standards.In the past 29 years, the trio has been nominated for many international awards, including five American Grammy nominations, plus dozens of “Record of the Year” and Critics Prize awards from the US, European and Japanese music press.

“If you meet the perfect other two players for your needs in a musical jazz situation, why would you force yourself to go around the corner and find other people to play with?”
— Keith Jarrett

Tickets range from $25 to $90 and may be purchased by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), or by visiting NJPAC’s website at www.njpac.org. This performance is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Discover Jersey Arts.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Pianist and composer Keith Jarrett began his professional career in the mid-1960s playing with Art Blakey. Although known as a jazz and classical pianist, Jarrett’s original interpretations come from other genres as well. Jarrett was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2003, the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine’s 73rd Annual Readers’ Poll.

Double-bassist Gary Peacock played in several trios in the early 1960s and with some of America’s greatest musicians including Miles Davis, Bud Shank and Art Pepper. From 1976 to 1983, Peacock taught music theory at Cornish College of the Arts.

Widely regarded as one of jazz music’s greatest drummers, Jack DeJohnette began his career playing with Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell in Chicago. In the late 1960’s, DeJohnette moved to New York City to play in the Charles Lloyd Quartet and shortly after that he began playing in Miles Davis’ band.

Jarrett, Peacock and DeJohnette formed their jazz trio in 1983 and shortly after released their first album, Standards, Volume 1, with two more albums to follow; Standards, Volume 2 andChanges. The success of these albums led to a concert tour that has been going for 25 years.

Calendar Listing:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8:00 in Prudential Hall
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

No group applies the fine art of jazz improvisation to “The Great American Songbook” like this polished trio. Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, and Gary Peacock began officially playing as a trio in 1983, when those songs were still considered passé to most listeners. They were way ahead of the curve back then, and have since immortalized their smooth, scintillating sound on a series of best-selling recordings.

About NJPAC:
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the artistic, cultural, educational, and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. The largest cultural venue for performing arts in the state of New Jersey, NJPAC annually presents more than 350 concerts, plays, recitals, spoken word, and cultural events. The performance home of the critically acclaimed New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJPAC regularly welcomes the world’s foremost performers in every genre, from Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett, and Yo-Yo Ma, to Paul Simon, Youssou N’Dour, and ZZ Top; from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique.

Located in the heart of an emerging downtown Newark, NJPAC has been widely cited as a catalyst in the revitalization of New Jersey’s largest city, attracting more than seven million visitors since it opened in 1997.  NJPAC’s arts education initiatives have reached more than a million Newark and New Jersey children with innovative programs including the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, The Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts, The Young Artist Institute, and the Verizon Passport to Culture SchoolTime and  Series. NJPAC also offers in-school residencies in dance, theater, music, and the literary arts. The cornerstone of Newark’s cultural community, NJPAC’s free outdoor summer music series, Sounds of the City, is an annual highly anticipated event, attracting between 2,000 and 3,000 people to the three-acre Theater Square on Thursday nights during the summer months. To learn more, visit www.njpac.org

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