“Jack DeJohnette Day” in Chicago

29 August was officially declared Jack DeJohnette Day by the office of Chicago’s mayer who held a speech on the occasion.

This was kept a secret and pronounced at Jack DeJohnette’s concert at the Chicago Jazz Festival. This great American artist who was born in this city 71 years ago kept calm during the proclamation while being visibly touched by the city official’s gesture.

The honour by the native town came after this great artist, by many praised as one of the most important drummers in the history of jazz and one of the most important jazz musicians today, after he received the American jazz award title – NEA Jazz Master.

DeJohnette preformed in Chicago within the project Special Legends Edition Chicago together with Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill and Larry Gray.

Jack DeJohnette will introduce his new Group at this year’s Jazz Fest Sarajevo on 07 November featuring a special guest, multi-instrumentalist Don Byron.