THE LAST GOODBYE, A MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET FEATURING THE SONGS OF ROCK ICON JEFF BUCKLEY, WILL OPEN THE OLD GLOBE’S 2013-14 SEASON
The Last Goodbye
Sept. 20 – Nov. 3, 2013
(Opening Night: Sunday, Oct. 6)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
Conceived and Adapted by Michael Kimmel
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Buckley
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Orchestrations, Music Direction and Arrangements by Kris Kukul
The Old Globe will open its 2013-14 Season with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh (“So You Think You Can Dance”), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul.The complete creative team and casting, as well as the remainder of the Globe’s new season, will be announced at a later date.
The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 20 – Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 20 – Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
[Columbia USA Release: 2/26/2013]
Jeff Buckley CD & DVD Set, in a 11" x 12.5" hardcover book with ten large-format photo prints. Unique compilation of material from across Jeff's career. Pre-Order below
Disc One (CD So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley)
Disc Two (DVD – Live In Chicago)
11" x 12.5" Hardcover Book
10 Large-Format Photo Prints
The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" [Hardcover]
By Alan Light
Publish Date: December 4, 2012
How did one song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own?
Through in-depth interviews with its interpreters and the key figures who were actually there for its original recordings, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture. The Holy or the Broken gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.
A Tribute To Jeff Buckley
Sound Icons Part Deux:
Friday, December 7, 2012
New Frontier Lounge
$5.00 Cover or
Free Admission with a toy donation
Not From Brooklyn
John Kurtis Lindsay
Performances / Hosting By:
Toy drive for kids in need
Hosted By: The Modified Dolls
Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
Hallelujah - 7" vinyl single - Numbered Limited Edition Record Store Day Exclusive
A limited numbered edition of a split 7" double-A side single of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," originally recorded for 1984's Various Positions, coupled with Jeff Buckley's transcendent interpretation of the song, as originally recorded for Buckley's 1994 debut album, Grace. The release of the Hallelujah single coincides with the publication of the Alan Light book, "The Holy or the Broken (Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah')," on December 4.
The 7" Limited Edition Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent record stores on Friday, November 23, 2012. More info below and a list of participating stores.
Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley
Format: 7" Vinyl
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
Numbered split 7" of each artist performing Cohen's "Hallelujah." To be released in support of the new Alan Light book about Hallelujah (due Dec 4).
If Tribute alum John Condron was suffering jetlag from his recent concert tour in Ireland, it didn't show! The Philadelphia native, who lives in Joliet with his wife and three-year-old son covered Buckley's "Satisfied Mind" and performed his single "The Old Gang" from 2012's ". . . if any or at all" (which was available at the show). Check him out at: http://www.johncondron.com/
Hopefully you all had a chance to see Todd Kessler on The Voice! Kessler covered "We All Fall In Love Sometimes", an Elton John song subsequently covered by Jeff Buckley. He then performed Buckley’s duet with Elizabeth Fraser "All Flowers In Time". Finally, Kessler performed his original song "Hallelujah".
Join us in celebrating Jeff's 46th Birthday !
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We're sharing your photos, artwork and tributes to Jeff.
DJ Mike Sauter has provided a rare archival interview with Jeff from radio station WHTG-FM in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Listen Here
All Photos By: Sheila Murphy & Robert Urban
Come celebrate Jeff with fans and artists from across the globe, at the 5th Annual "An Evening for Jeff Buckley", New York City's 2012 tribute show at Arlene's Grocery.
Sunday Nov. 18th, 2012
95 Stanton St
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Showtime from 8-11 pm
$10 Cover at the door
Advance tickets and info:
MC: Robert Urban
Performing (In set-order):
1 - Francesca MacAaron
2 - Angelo Magni
3 - Nick DeJesu with Joe DeJesu
4 - Robert Urban with Steven Sullivan
5 - Mike Linkens with his band The Jennys
6 - Pete Pidgeon
15th Annual JB Tribute Event
Uncommon Ground, Chicago
November 13th & 14th
Dinner Reservations Accepted:
Monday, October 15th, 2012
at 10am Central: 773-929-3680
Artist Performance Submissions
email Music Program Director:
Brian Keigher, at:
Please put JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE SUBMISSION
in the subject header
Artwork: Erin Page
Kill Hatsumomo Prints/Chicago
ROAD RECOVERY needs your help...through the simple act of WALKING! You walk every day, so there is no reason not to help us.
On October 13th, please walk with Team Road Recovery in Prospect Park, Brooklyn as part of “Rock n Roll NYC 10k”.
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The San Francisco Chronicle features "33 Essential Debut Albums" this week. Among the featured offerings, Jeff Buckley's "Grace" is listed as one of the essentials, "with sweeping emotional anthems like 'So Real' and the blinding cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.
Also featured are The Doors, Sex Pistols, Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, MC5, Pink Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", "The Who Sings My Generation", Led Zeppelin I and more. See the full list online at San Francisco Chronicle
In the early 90's, Jeff Buckley stopped by KCRW's studios late one night - well before he was famous - settling down in front of a microphone in Master Control right across from Liza Richardson. He sang a handful of songs, including a Bad Brains cover, an original track and a cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit." There was no engineer on site. It was recorded on DAT.
At first we were only able to rescue one part of the session (see here) but, as luck would have it, engineer JC Swiatek discovered another copy of the recording in her own personal collection and now we can make the entire session available.
Check it out, and fall in love with Jeff Buckley all over again.
Eternal Fair & The Crocodile Present
A SEATTLE TRIBUTE TO JEFF BUCKLEY
Thursday, June 14, 2012
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
The True Spokes
The Passenger String Quartet,
Eternal Fair, Kirsten Wenlock,
Tiffany Wilson, okanomodÉ
Abby Wilson w/ Sightseer
8pm | All Ages | Bar with ID
On Sale Now!
100% of proceeds go to:
The Seattle Rock Orchestra
Eternal Fair & The Passenger String Quartet:
It would be so great if everyone who lights a candle would also make May 29th the day they exercise their Golden Promise. Lighting candles and sharing how much we miss him are very comforting and inspiring, and the conscious act of doing something supremely humane is the best way for him to be remembered I can think of. Please, share that with us, too.
Bless you, all. MG
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, at The Cleveland School of Rock, Jared Koepp will be directing a performance of "Grace & Loss For Words - An Instrumental Showcase", featuring Jeff Buckley's "GRACE" in its entirety
Jared has been inspired by Jeff and his music for over 25 years.
Says Koepp "it's been an absolute joy to watch and instruct my group of 7 young musicians discover and perform these songs, and I'm excited to give audiences an opportunity to hear the album from a different perspective."
For more info, log on to The Facebook Event Page
[This program is archived here]
On Monday, April 30, 2012 rare, archival recordings of Jeff Buckley will air in the first hour on NPR's "World Cafe", as part of a special 20th anniversary episode. Performances Jeff recorded for NPR, in 1994 will be featured:
94-02-24 'World Cafe Radio', WXPN National Public Radio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, America
LOVER, YOU SHOULD HAVE COME OVER
National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide.
You can find your local station at the following link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu:
…or, worldwide, you can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST, here:
Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the
The broadcast date referenced above reflects the schedule that this show will be sent to affiliates. Although most stations conform to this schedule, individual affiliates may elect to run the show on a different date.
Paste Magazine's list of the 90 best albums of the 1990s, lists Jeff Buckley's "Grace" as number four on the list.
The top-5 albums: 1. Radiohead "OK Computer"; 2. Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"; 3. Nirvana "Nevermind"; 4. Jeff Buckley "Grace"; 5. U2 "Achtung Baby."
Complete List at: Paste Magazine
4. Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)
Jeff Buckley may have only recorded one studio album in his tragically brief life (his posthumous sophomore effort, My Sweetheart the Drunk, wasn't quite finished by the time of death from drowning), but 1994's classic-rock masterpiece Grace managed to cement the angel-voiced rock god's legend status all on its own. With its startlingly powerful production from Andy Wallace, Grace is a revelation of studio recording—but it's all about that voice: a mind-blowing, hair-raising canon-blast of beauty and muscle, an otherworldly flame that flickered out far too soon. — Ryan Reed
Photo: Stephen Stickler
In the APRIL 2012 issue of GUITAR WORLD (w/Edward Van Halen on the cover--on stands NOW), I (Dale Turner) wrote an article in my monthly HOLE NOTES Acoustic Guitar column on Jeff Buckley's chord voicings and acoustic playing. It's a full-page column and features musical examples in the style of "Lover, You Should've Come Over," "So Real," and "Last Goodbye." I was glad I got to do this!!
The atmospheric chordal stylings of the late, great Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley only released one full-length studio album, Grace (rel. 1994), in his lifetime, but in the 15 years since his passing (d. May 29, 1997), his influence endures, often cited as an inspiration by artists like Radiohead, Chris Cornell, Muse, Coldplay, and a host of newer acts.
While much has been said about this one-of-a-kind musician's cliché-eschewing songcraft and unparalleled vocal ability, his guitar playing rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this tribute lesson we'll take a close look at the inventive open-string voicings Jeff Buckley uses in the three Grace songs that feature acoustic guitar: "Lover, You Should've Come Over,” "So Real” and "Last Goodbye.”
There is also a 20+-minute video lesson relating to the article, which I filmed/played on Guitar World's site:
Part 1 Through 4: