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John Medeski :: December Solo Piano Tour

JOHN MEDESKI ANNOUNCES EAST COAST SOLO PIANO TOUR IN DECEMBER 

Supporting 2013 Solo Piano Release, A Different Time, Out Now on OKeh Records

John Medeski Solo Piano Tour Dates
Dec 04 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Dec 05 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Dec 06 – Syracuse, NY – AAC Legends of Jazz Series
Dec 07 – Albany, NY – Massry Center for the Arts
Dec 12 – Boston, MA – ICA Theatre

Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood fresh for more than twenty years. With A Different Time, his first ever solo piano album, Medeski once again takes his sound in a completely unexpected direction. A Different Time (the first release on Sony Classical’s newly-revived OKeh Records imprint) is a far more introspective, meditative collection than fans of MMW’s lively, groove-driven music might expect. Consisting mostly of Medeski’s own compositions and improvisations, the album presents a different side of Medeski’s prodigious artistry.

Medeski’s restless muse has engendered a dizzying array of projects. Most recently he has collaborated with modern music giants Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce and Cindy Blackman-Santana to form Spectrum Road, and with award-winning avant-garde composer John Zorn on Nova Express. Medeski’s also worked with Grammy-winning Peruvian singer Susanna Baca, renowned saxophonist James Carter, and legendary jazz and rock guitarists John Scofield and Lee Ranaldo. Medeski frequently helps galvanize the Woodstock music community around environmental causes and collaborates with the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm in the process. His pursuit of spontaneous musical magic reflects, among other pursuits, his travels to the jungles and mountains of South America, where he has worked with various indigenous people and spent time with local shamans.

“What’s music for?” The versatile musician asks rhetorically. “Making money? Entertainment? No. Music is a language, one that exists between the land of emotion and the land of intellect. It’s about creating vibration, an energy. Music is for healing and transformation.”

John Medeski performs a series of East Coast solo piano concerts this December in support of A Different Time.

TOUR DATES
Dec 04 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Dec 05 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Dec 06 – Syracuse, NY – AAC Legends of Jazz Series
Dec 07 – Albany, NY – Massry Center for the Arts
Dec 12 – Boston, MA – ICA Theatre

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