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Gibbons' Gershwin Birthday Gala, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 26
In celebration of George
Gershwin's 114th birthday on September 26th, Jack Gibbons brings to
the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, for the first time a program of
Gershwin's original virtuoso show-tune improvisations, reconstructed
note-for-note from the composer's recordings, alongside the great
concerts works An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. His
program, presented by Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia where
Jack is artist-in-residence, will also include a short interlude of
his own music and music by Chopin's contemporary Charles-Valentin
Alkan. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear authentic Gershwin
in the nation's capital!
Gibbons' 25th Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
Gibbons returns to the historic
university city of Oxford, England, for his 25thannual
Summer Piano Series, celebrating his 50th
birthday year. He will be giving 5 recitals
in the space of 2 weeks beginning
15 August 2012. His programmes will include the music ofBeethoven,Chopin,
Debussy, Gershwin and Gibbons, including a
special anniversary concert for Debussy on his 150th birthday,
shared with a 50th birthday celebration for Gibbons (whose birthday
was earlier this year); this concert will feature world premieres of new Gibbons works composed since being appointed
artist-in-residence at Davis & Elkins College in the US.
Gibbons performs Gershwin at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux,
Jack Gibbons brings his famous
all-Gershwin program to the Talbot Theater of Nicholls State
University in Thibodaux Louisiana on Thursday February 16 at 7.30pm.
Gibbons' program will include some of Gershwin's most famous works
including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and Gibbons'
unique reconstructions of Gershwin's virtuoso show-tune
improvisations recorded by the composer in the 1920s (on such songs
as I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, Fascinating Rhythm and more).
Gibbons' new compositions premiered as Artist in Residence at Davis
& Elkins College
Gibbons, Artist-in-Residence at
Davis & Elkins College, situated in the beautiful Appalachian
mountains of West Virginia, has had two new works premiered
by the choir of Davis & Elkins College. On October 6 2011 his
composition "My heart is like a singing Bird" Op.91, commissioned to
celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Mountain State Forest
Festival, was premiered by Davis & Elkins College choir conducted by
Elizabeth Marshall-MacVean, with soloists Danielle Riggins and
Hillary Barlow. On December 4 2011 his Christmas carol "Christmas
Bells" Op.92 was premiered by Davis & Elkins College choir,
conducted by Elizabeth Marshall-MacVean,
at the Festival of Lessons and Carols at Davis Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Elkins, West Virginia.
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Gibbons' 24th Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
Gibbons returns to the historic
university of Oxford, England, for his 24thannual
Summer Piano Series. He will be giving 5 recitals
in the space of 2 weeks beginning
11 August 2011. His programmes will include the music ofBach,Mozart,Beethoven,Chopin,
Liszt, Alkan, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov,Gershwin,andGibbons(including
world premieres of new Gibbons works composed since being appointed
artist-in-residence at Davis & Elkins College in the US).
Following his sold out Chopin recital at New York's Carnegie Hall
Jack Gibbons visits the UK and
Ireland for a brief concert tour, with the following dates:
November 21: St George's
Bristol (Gershwin). Details
November 27: Cosy Hall, Newport, Shropshire (Gershwin & Gibbons). Details
November 28: Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames (Gershwin & Gibbons). Details
December 2: Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork, Ireland (Gershwin, Chopin &
December 3: Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (Gershwin). Details
December 5: St. George's, Bristol, UK (Chopin). Details
Gibbons' Sell-out Annual Summer Piano Series
annual Summer Piano Serieswas
once again a complete sell-out in thehistoricuniversity
city of Oxford, England in 2010. In the space of
repertoire drawn from the music of Bach,
Alkan, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov,Gershwin,Sainsbury,Gibbons
For more details of Jack's Oxford concerts, visit theOxfordConcertspages.
Gibbons Appointed "Artist in Residence" at Davis & Elkins College,
West Virginia, USA
Davis & Elkins
College, in the beautifulAppalachianmountain
town of Elkins, West Virginia, USA, hasannouncedthe
appointment of Jack Gibbons as their new “Artist in Residence”
Davis & Elkins
College President G.T. “Buck” Smith announced today(June
21 2010)that Jack
Gibbons has accepted a multi-year appointment at D&E as “Artist in
begin his tenure in August, opening the College’s 2010-2011 academic
year with a concert in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on August 29 as
part of Orientation Weekend.
Davis & Elkins College is a private, four-year liberal arts college
ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine in the top tier of
Southern Comprehensive Colleges in its 2007 'Guide to America's Best
Colleges'. Introduced to the college by philanthropist Doris
Buffett, sister of financier Warren Buffett, Gibbons spoke of his
enthusiasm for the new position:“I
am so impressed both with the college, and the community of Elkins,
and also all the supporters of D&E. It's a remarkable place that
seems to attract remarkable people, and I would love to be a part of
that community and help in any way I can".
Gibbons Returns to Oxford England for Two Easter Recitals in 2010
to Oxford forhis
traditional Easter concertsat
the historic and intimate Holywell Music Room(Europe’s
oldest purpose-built concert hall):
Tuesday 30th March 2010 he celebrates the 200th anniversary of the
birth of Chopin with aprogrammeof
greatest works including all 4 of Chopin's incomparable Ballades,
interspersed with his mazurkas, waltzes and other musical gems.
programme concludes with a rare opportunity to hear Jack Gibbons
playing Chopin's greatest masterpiece, the deeply moving Sonata in B
2010 Gibbons givesan
evening of Gershwin, playing his famous
reconstructions of the composer'sexuberant
show-tunes and concert works, including the Rhapsody in Blue,
An American in Paris, I Got Rhythm, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off,
and much more.
For more details of these concerts, and links for purchasing
from this website follow this link to theOxfordConcertspages.
Gibbons Plays Chopin: Now Available on iTunes
Jack Gibbons' album "Jack Gibbons plays Chopin Live in Concert, Vol.
is now available on iTunes (in both the USA and the UK and other
countries). Single tracks or the entire album can now be purchased
and downloaded in high quality digital format
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It's also possible to purchase Jack Gibbons' Chopin album direct
from this website thanks to the innovations of SNOCAP. To listen to
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Many of Jack Gibbons' recordings can be purchasedin
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Gibbons Performs in Philadelphia, March 26 2009
Jack Gibbons can be caught performing in recital in downtown
Philadelphia USA on Thursday March 26th 2009 when he gives a recital
as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Philadelphia's
historic Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square. His
programme includes Chopin's A flat Polonaise Op.53, 3rd Ballade
Op.47 and selection of studies from Opp.10 and 25, Gershwin's
Rhapsody in Blue and several of his unique recreations of Gershwin's
original improvisations, Alkan's Allegro Barbaro and Saltarelle,
Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (arranged Myra Hess) and several
works by Gibbons himself, including Music Box, Shanty, Waltz for a
Musical Box and Sarabande.
historic Carnegie Hallto
celebrate the 110th birthday of New York's most famous musical son,
George Gershwin, on Friday September 26th 2008. This special concert
featured some of Gershwin's most spectacular and best-loved concert
works including the Rhapsody in Blue (meticulously reconstructed
from the composer's original piano-roll recording) and Gershwin's
original Porgy and Bess Suite (complete). In addition Gibbons'
concert was filled with the breathtaking and exuberant show-tune
improvisations with which Gershwin dazzled New York party-goers in
the 1920s and 30s and which made his piano playing legendary. To
read more about this concert visit theNewYorkConcertspage.
Podcasts featuring performances and talks by Jack Gibbons will be
added on a regular basis to this website as they become available.
Simply follow thispodcast
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listen to the latest podcast (podcasts can be heard with either high
speed or dial up connections). Just uploaded is a complete
performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto which can also be
downloaded for free and saved to your computer or ipod by clicking
the link to the stand alone mp3 player. More podcasts will be added
of Jack Gibbons Now Viewable Here
Visitors to this website can now view with ease all the many videos
of Jack's performances posted on the video sharing site YouTube,
using the special video player on theMoviespage,
as well as embedded videos elsewhere on the website. Videos include
Jack Gibbons' performances of Alkan's notorious Allegro Barbaro
octave study, Chopin's beautiful Ballade no.1 and Berceuse, J.S.
Bach's lively Allemande and Gigue from the Partita no.1, Ravel's
exquisite Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit, and several of Jack's
latest compositions. There are also short films in which Jack
describes his unique authentic Gershwin reconstructions' and gives
several media interviews. Other videos include a montage of rare
films of Gershwin himself, complete uncut films of Gershwin's own
performances of I Got Rhythm and Strike Up The Band (all original
Gershwin films courtesy of Edward Jablonski) and some extremely rare
film footage of the English composer Edward Elgar conducting the
London Symphony Orchestra and relaxing at home in Malvern with his
beloved dogs, Marco and Mina.
for more information on all these videos.
Gibbons on 'Live365' 24 Hours a Day
you haven't already discovered it, it's now possible to listen to
Jack's performances 24/7 direct from this website, thanks to the
internet radio station 'live365'.Simply
click on the 'listen to radio' button on this website's home page to
download the radio player. Just below this button youcan
currently playing on the station in theconstantly
Gibbons can be heardplaying
a wide selection of music by Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin,
Schumann, Liszt, Alkan, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Scriabin,
Gershwin, Gibbons, etc including Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme
of Paganini, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.4, a selection from
Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and much more.Please
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Gibbons Receives Rave Reviews for his 2005 Summer Concerts in London
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Times and Daily Mail of his summer 2005 concerts at the Holywell
Music Room in Oxford, and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Shorter
press quotes can be found on thePress
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Gershwin Arrangements Choreographed & Performed by members of San
Francisco Ballet, June 2006
played some of his famous Gershwin transcriptions and arrangements
as an accompaniment to a specially choreographed ballet by acclaimed
choreographer and dancer Richard Gibbs, performed by members of San
Francisco ballet and other leading West coast dancers at the Cowell
Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco in June 2006. For more
information on the remarkable performances choreographed and staged
by Richard Gibbs visitwww.allegrotheater.org.
Gibbons Bows Out After 16 Years of Annual Gershwin Concerts at
London's Queen Elizabeth Hall
Jack returned to
London's premier recital hall on Sunday July 10th 2005 for the last
of his highly popular annual Gershwin concertsin
the UK's capital city. Jack has been performing his unique
all-Gershwin concerts in the hall since 1990 and every year has
presented newly discovered or newly reconstructed authentic Gershwin
items in his programmes, as well as such favourites as the Rhapsody
included several ofGibbons'own
highly popular compositions, recently premiered with such success at
Carnegie Hall in New York. Full detailsof
this eventcan be
found in the London section of theConcertspages.
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theDaily Mail ofGibbons'
at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Shorter press quotes can be
found on thePress
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Gibbons on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4
Jack was recently
heard, along with contributorsLorna
Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Leonard Slatkin and others,
talking about Gershwin'ssong
I Got Rhythm, includingdemonstrationsat
Boxing Day presentation of the new BBC Radio 4 series "Page to
Performance" on 26th December 2006.
Jack was also heard recently, along with other contributors
(including archive interviews of Edward Jablonski) talking about
programmes for BBCRadio
Following the success
of recent concerts featuring his own compositions Jack Gibbons has
been in the recording studio in London recording his songs and piano
music for future CD release. As with all Gibbons' recordings the
sessions were done using the superb engineering of Tony Faulkner of
Green Room Productions. Tony Faulkner's recordings have won
countless awards for engineering over the years. News ofany
be posted hereas
soon as they become available.
web site has been expanded and updated.A
accessed from the side bar on this page, as well as from the
website's home page, takes you to a selection of videos. The side
bar on this page also has links to various audio pages, allowing you
tracks of the music and piano playing of Jack Gibbons. Simply click
on the images on the left to make your selection.
Also a section has
been added entitledwritings.
Within it can be found articles written by Jack, including a special
feature on Gershwin's keyboard style, complete with musical
illustrations, originally written for magazines in the US and the
UK, and a transcript of a talk Jack gave for BBC radio 3 on the
enigmatic French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan. The section also
contains an interview he gave to Piano magazine, and archive
material relating to his life-threatening car accident in 2001.
Other sections of
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