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Called one of fusion's most virtuosic guitar soloists by Billboard, Jon McLaughlin has been shredding and picking guitars since the age of 11. The skill has not only carried him a long way, it has made him a pioneer in the industry.
McLaughlin's career, which officially began when he formed his own band back in 1968, has been appreciated by so many of his fans, friends and colleagues. In 2010 guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." Zakir Hussain, the Indian tabla maestro, says McLaughlin is "one of the greatest and most important musicians of our time." And the editors of Rolling Stone magazine have previously listed him as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
It was after McGlaughlin's contributions to various groups in the early sixties that he decided to go solo. His first album, "Extrapolation" (with Tony Oxley and John Surman) was the start of a discography that includes 24 independent projects, and more collaborative albums than you can possibly count. His career highlights have included playing with Tony Williams' group Lifetime, and later with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums "In a Silent Way," "Bitches Brew," "A Tribute to Jack Johnson," "On The Corner," and many more.
McLaughlin's 1970's electric band, the Mahavishnu Orechestra, fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences and was also highly regarded, and he is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of his legendary Indo-jazz group Shakti, now known as Remember Shakti. The group is celebrating the milestone this year with an appearance at London's Jazz Festival, along with many other stops along the way. The special tour ran through November 11, with the final date booked in Monaco at the Salle Garnier.
Jon McLaughlin Discography
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|Summer Is Over||2012|
|Forever If Ever||2011|
|The Early Recordings||2010|
|Beating My Heart||2008|
|Songs I Wrote and Later Recorded||2005|
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Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/18/2014 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 12/16/2014 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 12/15/2014 Vienna VA Jammin Java 12/14/2014 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 12/13/2014 New York NY Rockwood Music Hall 12/12/2014 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 12/10/2014 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe 12/09/2014 Columbus OH Rumba Cafe 12/08/2014 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig 12/06/2014 Evanston IL SPACE 11/07/2014 San Francisco CA Yoshi's San Francisco 10/18/2014 Athens GA Georgia Theatre 10/17/2014 Chattanooga TN Track 29 10/16/2014 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre 10/15/2014 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 10/09/2014 Oxford MS Lyric Theatre Oxford 09/05/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 09/04/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 04/28/2014 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 04/27/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 04/24/2014 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 04/23/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 03/14/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/24/2014 Seattle WA Triple Door 02/23/2014 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 02/21/2014 San Francisco CA Yoshi's San Francisco 02/20/2014 Hollywood CA Hotel Cafe 02/19/2014 Hollywood CA Hotel Cafe 02/17/2014 San Diego CA The Griffin 02/09/2014 Evanston IL SPACE
Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/01/2013 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic 10/18/2013 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 10/16/2013 Akron OH Musica 10/14/2013 New York NY Joe's Pub 10/12/2013 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 10/11/2013 Vienna VA Jammin Java 10/10/2013 Vienna VA Jammin Java 10/08/2013 Columbus OH The Basement 10/06/2013 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 10/03/2013 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 10/01/2013 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall 09/28/2013 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 06/23/2013 Toronto ON Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/13/2013 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 06/11/2013 Durham NC Carolina Theatre 03/21/2013 Evanston IL SPACE
Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/27/2012 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 10/25/2012 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 10/24/2012 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic 10/22/2012 Easton MD NightCat 10/21/2012 New York NY Joe's Pub 10/20/2012 Asbury Park NJ The Saint 10/19/2012 Wilmington DE World Cafe Live at The Queen 10/17/2012 Fairfield CT StageOne 10/16/2012 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall 10/14/2012 Vienna VA Jammin Java 10/13/2012 Columbus OH The Basement 10/12/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 10/11/2012 Evanston IL SPACE 10/09/2012 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 10/06/2012 Ames IA The Maintenance Shop 07/07/2012 Oakville CA Robert Mondavi Winery 06/23/2012 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 06/21/2012 New York NY Gramercy Theatre 06/14/2012 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe 06/06/2012 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall 06/05/2012 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 05/27/2012 San Francisco CA Cafe Du Nord 05/26/2012 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 05/24/2012 West Hollywood CA Troubadour 05/17/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 05/16/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas
Jon McLaughlin Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/29/2011 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 11/26/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/25/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 05/03/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 04/29/2011 Teaneck NJ Mexicali Live 04/27/2011 New York NY Mercury Lounge 04/26/2011 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 04/22/2011 Columbus OH The Basement 04/13/2011 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall