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JOHN MEDESKI solo

January 2020

Medeski has galvanized audiences in the U.S., Mexico, Japan and elsewhere with such solo performances, which he describes as “jazz, in the sense that stuff is left open for the moment,” but which reflect his classical training and passion for pop as much as his adoration of Monk and other jazz icons. These shows share one essential characteristic: “It’s just a piano in a room,” Medeski says. “Musically, it can go anywhere.”

Equally comfortable behind a Steinway grand piano, Hammond organ or any number of vintage keyboards, Medeski is a highly sought after improviser and band leader whose projects range from work with John Zorn, The Word (Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars), Phil Lesh, Don Was, John Scofield, Coheed & Cambria, Susana Baca, Sean Lennon, Marc Ribot, Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. Classically trained, Medeski grew up in Ft.Lauderdale, FL where as a teenager he played with Jaco Pastorius before heading north to attend the New England Conservatory. He released his first solo piano record, A Different Time, on Sony’s Okeh Records in 2013, and current projects include a new album in the works with his band MadSkillet (Terrence Higgins, Kirk Joseph, Will Bernard), and HUDSON (a collaboration with Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield & Larry Grenadier), plus a documentary on Medeski Martin & Wood.

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Tourdates

19.01.2020 travel to Europe
20.01.2020 arr. Europe
21.01.2020 ROTTERDAM/Netherlands Lantaren Venster
22.01.2020 LONDON/England The Jazz Cafe
23.01.2020 WAGENINGEN/Netherlands Junushoff
24.01.2020 RIJKEVORSEL/Belgium De Singer
26.01.2020 HALL/Austria Kulturlabor Stromboli
28.01.2020 MÜNCHEN/Germany Jazzclub Unterfahrt
30.01.2020 ALFORTVILLE Le Pôle Culturel – Parvis des Arts
31.01.2020 return home

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