NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette / Drums
Ravi Coltrane / Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
George Colligan / Piano
Matthew Garrison / Bass
Born in Chicago in 1942, GRAMMY® winner Jack DeJohnette is widely regarded as one of jazz music’s greatest drummers. Music appreciation flourished in DeJohnette’s family. He studied classical piano from age four until fourteen, before beginning to play drums with his high school concert band and taking private piano lessons at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. DeJohnette credits his uncle, Roy I. Wood Sr., who was one of the most popular jazz DJ’s in the South Side of Chicago, later vice president of the National Network of Black Broadcasters, as the person who initially inspired him to pursue music.