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Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette

Duke Performances’ presentation of Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette on Saturday, October 10, 2015 has been CANCELLED; Duke Performances is not planning to reschedule the engagement. Ticket holders for this event will be automatically refunded for the full value of their tickets, plus service charges where applicable, via Duke University check. We apologize for any inconvenience that this cancellation causes; the circumstances, in this case, were entirely beyond our control. If you have questions about your refund please contact the Duke University Box Office via phone at 919-684-4444 or e-mail at tickets@duke.edu.


Savion Glover is the world’s reigning king of tap; over a forty-year career he has brought his staccato art form into a contemporary black context while affirming its innate relationship to jazz music. The New York Times declares, “Glover’s strength doesn’t stop at his feet. It pumps through his body, lanky and tightly wound, radiating out like an electrical force.” At Duke Performances, Glover collaborates with legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette, accompanied by his eponymous quartet featuring reed-man Don Byron.

DeJohnette, famed for his “propulsive, percussive mastery” (NPR), launched his career with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago, played as a sideman for Bill Evans and Miles Davis (on Bitches Brew and Jack Johnson), and later recorded a run of albums for the ECM label. This will be an evening of rhythmic genius, with DeJohnette’s drumming providing an expert interplay for Glover’s cadenced dance.

  • Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
Page Auditorium