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[ Marianne Faithfull | Ben Folds | Todd Rundgren | Rickie Lee Jones | Joni Mitchell tribute | Joan Armatrading ]

Marianne Faithfull

18 July 2009 at Gent Jazz Festival, Ghent, Belgium

Joe Jackson accompanied Marianne Faithfull on the piano for her final song "Don't Forget Me", a Harry Nilsson song.
Marianne Faithfull's set followed Joe's set.

Ben Folds

21 Oct 2004 at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

"Has Been" with vocals by Joe Jackson
"Common People" with vocals by Joe Jackson
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" with vocals by Joe Jackson

Complete set list:
In Between Days / Zak And Sara / All U Can Eat / Hiro's Song / new song #1 / new song #2 / Gone / new song #3 / Carrying Cathy / There's Always Someone Cooler Than You / Boxing / Gracie Girl / Where's Summer B? / Brick / Army / Philosophy / Rockin' The Suburbs / Get Your Hands Off Of My Woman / Not The Same / next 6 songs with William Shatner: Has Been / It Hasn't Happened Yet / Ideal Woman / I Can't Get Behind That / Common People (Pulp cover) / Encore: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles cover)

10 Jan 2003 at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

"Fred Jones (Part Two)" with harmony vocals by Joe Jackson
"Awkward Age" with Joe Jackson on piano and vocals (Ben Folds accompanying on drums)
"It's Different For Girls" with Joe Jackson on piano and vocals (Ben Folds contributing additional vocals)

Complete set list:
Boxing / Zak And Sara / Silver Street / Philosophy / Chopsticks (Liz Phair cover) / Eddie Walker / Annie Waits / Mess / Careless Whisper (George Michael cover) / Best Imitation Of Myself / Fred Jones (Part Two) / Army / Kate / Narcolepsy / Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Burt Bacharach cover) / Steven's Last Night In Town / Awkward Age (Joe Jackson song) / It's Different For Girls (Joe Jackson song) / Not The Same / Encores: Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover) / One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces / Brick / Song For The Dumped

Todd Rundgren

24 April 2004 at Joe's Pub, New York, NY

The evening was entitled "Todd Rundgren & Friends: 3rd Annual Benefit for Joe's Pub at the Public Theater".
It featured selections from Up Against It, Todd Rundgren's musical (based on a film script by Joe Orton) which was produced at the Public Theater in 1989. Joe Jackson sang the role of Father Brodie. He had not been in the cast of the 1989 production.

Complete set list:
Todd Rundgren solo on piano: Song Of The Viking / It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference / Too Far Gone / Compassion / I Saw The Light
"Up Against It": When Worlds Collide / Parallel Lines / Free, Male & 21 / The Smell Of Money / Up Against It / Life Is A Drag / Lili's Address / Love In Disguise / Maybe I'm Better Off / You'll Thank Me In The End / From Hunger / Entropy / Parallel Lines Reprise / Finale

Cast of "Up Against It": Phil Casnoff as Ian McTurk, Toni DiBuono as Connie Boone, Allison Fraser as Miss Drumgoogle, Tom Aulino as Bernard Coates, Lisa Datz as Rowena, Mary Stout as Lili Palmer, Kasim Sulton as Christopher Low, Joe Jackson as Father Brodie, Todd Rundgren as both the Mayor and Jack Ramsay

Rickie Lee Jones

23 June 2000 at the Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle, WA

"On The Street Where You Live" with Joe Jackson on piano
"For No One" with Joe Jackson on piano
"Show Biz Kids" with Joe Jackson on piano and backup vocals
"One Hand, One Heart" with Joe Jackson on piano and vocals (duet with Rickie Lee Jones)

Complete set list:
Can't Get Started / On The Street Where You Live (Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner song) / Roadkill / Little Yellow Town / Tigers / Weasel / Altar Boy / Stewart's Coat / The Magazine / On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 / Coolsville / Deep Space / We Belong Together / Young Blood / Running From Mercy / Easy Money / Ghost Train / For No One (Beatles cover) / Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan cover) / One Hand, One Heart (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim song)

"Joni's Jazz" – a Joni Mitchell tribute concert

1 July 1999 in Central Park, New York, NY

This open-air SummerStage concert featured numerous artists, among them Joe Jackson accompanying Joy Askew on piano on "Down To You". According to a report on, Joe Jackson incorporated "the first verse of 'A Case of You' and even a piano-only verse of 'Unchained Melody'." into the instrumental break of "Down To You".

Complete set list:
Trouble Child (Toshi Reagon) / Jungle Line (Carl Hancock Rux and Dean Bowman) / People's Parties (Jane Siberry) / Same Situation (Ravi Coltrane) / Edith And The Kingpin/Jericho (Christina Wheeler) / Free Man In Paris (PM Dawn and Mood Swings) / Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Chaka Khan) / Just Like This Train (Eric Andersen) / Down To You (Joy Askew plus Joe Jackson on piano) / God Must Be A Boogieman (Erin Hamilton) / Court And Spark (Duncan Sheik) / Hissing Of Summer Lawns (Chaka Khan) / Raised On Robbery (Sheryl Marshall) / Shadows And Light (John Kelly) / Coyote (Joy Askew) / Amelia (John Kelly with Don Byron and Doug Weiselman) / Furry Sings The Blues (Eric Andersen) / Strange Boy (Jane Siberry plus Matthew Garrison on bass) / Hejira (Chaka Khan) / Song For Sharon (PM Dawn) / Black Crow (Toshi Reagon) / Blue Motel Room (Erin Hamilton plus Graham Haynes on cornet) / Refuge Of The Roads (Duncan Sheik) / Twisted/Jumpin' At The Woodside (Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross) / Help Me (Joni Mitchell and everyone else)

Joan Armatrading

23 April 1985 at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Joe Jackson accompanied Joan Armatrading at the piano on two songs: "Talking To The Wall" and "Love By You".

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