Thursday, February 20
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Brian Blade is widely acknowledged as one of the most versatile and accomplished drummers in music, performing as a sideman on albums by Daniel Lanois, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Since 2000, Blade has interacted with the Wayne Shorter Quartet alongside pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci. He formed The Fellowship Band with pianist Jon Cowherd in 1997 and in the last decade toured with Chick Corea in the high profile 5 Peace Band. Fellowship made two remarkable albums for Blue Note Records (1997 and 2000) and original band members Cowherd, Myron Walden, Melvin Butler, and Chris Thomas will perform as part of Blue Note @ 75.