It’s hard to talk about jazz – and impossible to talk about jazz drumming and percussion – without talking about Jack DeJohnette. A legendary drummer, DeJohnette has cemented his reputation as one of the most versatile and influential musicians of his time. To celebrate his 75th birthday, DeJohnette invites bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield to join him in an amazing new collaboration, resulting in a beautiful new album and a live performance not to be missed!
FRANCOFEST celebrates the diversity of the Acadian, francophone and francophile cultures of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Francofest highlights talents from the French-speaking community through cultural, artistic, sportive and social events.
American jazz composer, pianist, radio personality, and three-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. The iconic jazz star is known for his light swinging jazz that never fails to set the mood. Ramsey Lewis discovered his love for piano at the young age of four, and worked his way up to his radio smash hit the The 'In' Crowd in 1965. Since then he has recorded over 80 albums and was personally congratulated on his 80th birthday by President Barack Obama, who said “You’ve filled our lives with music and with joy.”