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Jack Gibbons' 26th Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series

Jack Gibbons returns to the historic university city of Oxford, England, for his 26th annual Summer Piano Series. He will be giving 5 recitals in the space of 2 weeks beginning 18 August 2013. His programmes will include the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Alkan, Gershwin and Gibbons, including a special all-Alkan bicentenary concert. In the final concert Gibbons will also give the UK premieres of some of his new piano works composed since being appointed artist-in-residence at Davis & Elkins College in the US.

For more details visit the Oxford Concerts page.

Jack Gibbons' Gershwin Birthday Gala, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 26 September

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!

For more details visit the Davis & Elkins College website.

Jack Gibbons' 25th Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series

Jack Gibbons returns to the historic university city of Oxford, England, for his 25th annual 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 of Beethoven, 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.

For more details visit the Oxford Concerts page.

Jack Gibbons performs Gershwin at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana

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).

For more details visit the Nicholls State University homepage.

Jack Gibbons' new compositions premiered as Artist in Residence at Davis & Elkins College

Jack 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.

For more details visit the Davis & Elkins College homepage.

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Some pages have their own audio or video to compliment their subject matter, which can be turned on and off as you wish, including the composer pages of Alkan, Chopin, and Gibbons, and there is a complete performance of Bach's Partita no.1 in B flat on the music player for the Bach page.



Jack Gibbons' 24th Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series

Jack Gibbons returns to the historic university of Oxford, England, for his 24th annual 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 of Bach,Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Alkan, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, and Gibbons (including world premieres of new Gibbons works composed since being appointed artist-in-residence at Davis & Elkins College in the US).

For more details visit the Oxford Concerts page.

UK Concerts Following Sell-out Carnegie Hall

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). 
November 28: Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames (Gershwin & Gibbons). 
December 2: Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork, Ireland (Gershwin, Chopin & Gibbons). 
December 3: Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (Gershwin). 
December 5: St. George's, Bristol, UK (Chopin). 

Jack Gibbons' Sell-out Annual Summer Piano Series

Jack Gibbons 23rd annual Summer Piano Series was once again a complete sell-out in the historic university city of Oxford, England in 2010. In the space of 6 weeks Gibbons performed 9 different programmes, his repertoire drawn from the music of  Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Alkan, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Gershwin,Sainsbury, Gibbons etc.

For more details of Jack's Oxford concerts, visit the Oxford Concerts pages.

Jack Gibbons Appointed "Artist in Residence" at Davis & Elkins College, West Virginia, USA

Davis & Elkins College, in the beautiful Appalachian mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia, USA, has announced the 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 Residence.” Jack will 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".

For more details follow this link

Jack Gibbons Returns to Oxford England for Two Easter Recitals in 2010

Jack Gibbons returns to Oxford for his traditional Easter concerts at the historic and intimate Holywell Music Room (Europe’s oldest purpose-built concert hall):

On Tuesday 30th March 2010 he celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Chopin with aprogramme of some Chopin's greatest works including all 4 of Chopin's incomparable Ballades, interspersed with his mazurkas, waltzes and other musical gems. The whole programme concludes with a rare opportunity to hear Jack Gibbons playing Chopin's greatest masterpiece, the deeply moving Sonata in B minor, Op.58.

On Tuesday 6th April 2010 Gibbons gives an evening of Gershwin, playing his famous reconstructions of the composer's exuberant 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 discount tickets direct from this website follow this link to the Oxford Concerts pages.

Jack Gibbons Plays Chopin: Now Available on iTunes

Jack Gibbons' album "Jack Gibbons plays Chopin Live in Concert, Vol. 2"
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 

Click the link to the right to visit the iTunes store.

It's also possible to purchase Jack Gibbons' Chopin album direct from this website thanks to the innovations of SNOCAP. To listen to samples and purchase digital files downloaded direct to your computer visit this section of the Recordings page.

Many of Jack Gibbons' recordings can be purchased in music downloads and CD format from in the US and their corresponding companies around the world( for the UK,, for Germany, etc.) as well as from itunes.

Jack 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.

For more details visit this link.

Jack Gibbons Returns to New York's Carnegie Hall

Jack returned to New York's historic Carnegie Hall to 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 the New York Concerts page.

Jack Gibbons Podcasts

Podcasts featuring performances and talks by Jack Gibbons will be added on a regular basis to this website as they become available. Simply follow this podcast page link (or click on the podcast picture link on the website's home page) to 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 soon!

More Movies 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 the Movies page, 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.

Visit the Movies page for more information on all these videos.

Jack Gibbons on 'Live365' 24 Hours a Day

If 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 you can see the music that is currently playing on the station in the constantly updated ‘Now Playing’ panel. On this station Jack Gibbons can be heard playing 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 note that a cable or DSL/broadband connection will be necessary to enjoy the CD quality of this broadcast.

Jack Gibbons Receives Rave Reviews for his 2005 Summer Concerts in London and Oxford

New York Times impeachment special

Click on the image on the left to read recent rave reviews from the Oxford 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 the Press Quotes pages.



Click the above image to visit the Press Room

Gibbons' Gershwin Arrangements Choreographed & Performed by members of San Francisco Ballet, June 2006

Jack Gibbons 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

Jack 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 concerts in 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 in Blue. His 2005 recital also included several of Gibbons' own highly popular compositions, recently premiered with such success at Carnegie Hall in New York. Full details of this event can be found in the London section of the Concerts pages.

New York Times impeachment specialClick on the image on the left to read a rave review from theDaily Mail of Gibbons' final summer 2005 Gershwin concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Shorter press quotes can be found on the Press Quotes pages.




Click the above image to visit the Press Room

Jack Gibbons on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4

Jack was recently heard, along with contributors Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Leonard Slatkin and others, talking about Gershwin's song I Got Rhythm, including demonstrations at thepiano, in a special 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 Gershwin's remarkable achievements in a series of six weekly programmes for BBC Radio 2.

Jack's recordings are regularly played on the BBC and other stations. You can listen online anywhere in the world to live radio from the BBC by following this link to the main BBC radio web pages.

Jack Gibbons in the Recording Studio

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 of any new Gibbons CD releases will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Updates to this Website

The web site has been expanded and updated. A new Movies page, 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 to play whole 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 entitled writings. 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 this web site have also been added to. Any comments on the site, or enquiries to do with Jack Gibbons's concerts and recordings are very welcome, and can be emailed to

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