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JAZZ FUSION VIRTUOSO BILLY COBHAM ANNOUNCES U.S. “SPECTRUM 40” TOUR

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on 23/11/12
World-renowned jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham announces an unprecedented multi-city American tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Spectrum, which is widely regarded as one of the genre’s most significant and influential works.

The upcoming Spectrum 40 Tour will brilliantly showcase Cobham’s explosive, complex style of play, which has thrilled music aficionados around the globe since the early ‘70s when he was a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Today, after decades of boundless musical exploration, the versatile Cobham continues to evolve and innovate as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator and clinician--as audiences around the country will soon experience through the unforgettable Spectrum 40 shows.

In what promises to be a mesmerizing series of performances in unique music venues throughout the Northeast and West Coast, Cobham brings together an all-star support group for this landmark tour, featuring Jerry Goodman (violin); Dean Brown (guitar); Gary Husband (piano) and Ric Fierabracci (bass).

Cobham notes, “The Spectrum 40 Tour represents the culmination of my ever-expanding, deepening lifetime journey of creative expression. I am so delighted to return to my roots in the U.S. to share the stage with such stellar musicians on this historic tour, to give audiences a special Spectrum experience and above all, exuberantly celebrate the timeless, universal power of music.”

The Spectrum 40 Tour includes the following cities and venues:

B.B. King’s NYC
Wednesday, January 16, 8:00 pm
www.bbkingblues.com

Regatta Bar, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, January 17, 7:30 pm
www.regattabarjazz.com

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA
Friday, January 18, 8:30 pm
www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com

Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 pm
www.tralfmusichall.com

The Tangier, Akron, OH
Sunday, January 20, 8:00pm
www.thetangier.com

The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 pm
www.birchmere.com

Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA
Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm
www.thecolonialtheatre.com

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY
Friday, January 25, 8:00 pm
www.boultoncenter.org

The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 26, 9:00 pm
www.themintla.com

Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA
Monday, January 28, 8:00 pm
www.yoshis.com

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 pm
www.kuumbwajazz.org

For more information, visit: www.billycobham.com or contact: billycobhamspectrum40@gmail.com