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Concert to celebrate Jon: April 4, 2014

June 20, 2013

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We are very pleased to be able to announce that the concert to celebrate Jon Lord’s life and music will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 4th 2014.

Artists confirmed so far include Deep Purple members, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse.

Iron Maiden frontman and long-time support of The Sunflower Jam Bruce Dickinson will also be performing along with Rick Wakeman, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

The evening will also be compered by the great Bob Harris.

There will, of course, be more names to announce so watch this space.

Tickets details will be announced shortly.


Concert for Jon – sign up for news

March 22, 2013

Concert-for-JonConcerto for Jon is the memorial concert in memory of Jon’s music and life.

Right now it is shaping up, and details are coming together.

The Sunflower Jam crew are behind this, and you can be first in line to get their news.

Please provide a valid email address to register your interest and get notifications when a date and venue have been confirmed.


Rossini and Jon Lord in Rostock

March 1, 2013

To Notice Such Things
, Jon’s suite in memory of Sir John Mortimer, is set for a one-off performance in Rostock, Germany.

On April 7, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock with Anja Setzkorn-Krause (flute), Jens Hoffmann (piano) and Opernchor des Volkstheaters Rostock conducted by Manfred Hermann Lehner will perform an evening of Rossini combined with Jon’s suite.

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Sarabande live in Germany

October 23, 2012

On December 15 the Wiesbadener Orchesterverein will perform the title track of Jon’s Sarabande album as part of their Pop Meets Klassik concert.

For a couple of years, the orchestra had been planning to perform Jon’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra with him, when his illness last year put a stop to everything.

The orchestra has since decided to go ahead and honour Jon’s memory on an evening of pop meets classics where the title track from Sarabande is included among tracks by many other artists.

The concert takes place at the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Germany, which was also the desired venue for the original Concerto performance.

Tickets and info.


A Sunday of memories

September 16, 2012

Today, Sunday September 16, two months after Jon’s passing, sees him remembered at two different events – in London and in Liverpool.

The Sunflower Jam at London’s Royal Albert Hall will feature a slew of Jon’s peers including his brother-in-law and Deep Purple band mate Ian Paice, Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones, Queen‘s Brian May, Steve Balsamso who toured with Jon in recent years and many more.

The evening’s programme is not entirely devoted to Jon’s memory, but promises to afford him special attention.

Listen to Classic Rock Radio‘s interview with Ian Paice speaking about how the Sunflower Jam came into being, and Jon’s involvement in it.

Before I Forget in Liverpool
Also today, at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, Jon will be remembered by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society with a performance of the title track from his 1982 album Before I Forget arranged for cello and piano.

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Transylvanians honour Jon Lord

September 14, 2012

Jon Lord with Paul Mann

On September 28, the samme day Jon’s new recording of Concerto for Group and Orchestra is released, the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania will perform a special concert honouring Jon.

Conducted by Paul Mann, the orchestra with which Deep Purple toured Europe in 2000, will conclude the evening’s programme with a performance of BrahmsGerman Requiem.

– Its theme of consolation and solace is an especially appropriate memorial, says Paul Mann who also conducted the new recording of Jon’s Concerto.

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Sunflower Jam celebrates Jon Lord and fights pancreatic cancer

August 8, 2012

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Exactly two months to the day Jon Lord passed, the Sunflower Jam 2012 will celebrate his memory with a special tribute and donate funds to the fight against pancreatic cancer.

The Sunflower Jam 2012 – at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 16 – will feature a tribute to Jon. Details of the music featured have yet to be confirmed, but the list of stars performing on the night includes a slew of Jon’s peers; Ian Paice, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Brian May (Queen), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Steve Balsamo, and more.

Jon Lord was a trustee of the charity and performed there seveal times, most recently with Rick Wakeman and Joe Bonamassa in 2011.

By supporting this year’s Sunflower Jam, you will be helping to fight pancreatic cancer, help research new approaches and enable all pancreatic cancer patients and their relatives to get all the information they require.

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Jon unavailable for Hagen concert

June 28, 2012

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