Before he became famous as a member of the groundbreaking hard rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun was an aspiring jazz drummer raised on a steady diet of his father’s bebop records. Calhoun goes back to his roots on his latest album, Life In This World – but to get there he takes a circuitous route through a wealth of musical experience around the globe. From studies with master musicians in Africa to experiments with electronic music in his home studio, Calhoun’s adventurous sonic imagination couldn’t help but expand the horizons of a stellar jazz recording which pairs the drummer with greats including Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Charnett Moffett, Marc Cary, Doug Wimbish, John Benitez and legendary bassist Ron Carter.
Stream “Evidence” from Life In This World HERE.
Upcoming Will Calhoun Trio Performances:
May 17 – 19 / The Blue Note / New York, NY
May 30-June 2 / Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 23 / Gnawa Festival / Essaouira, Morocco
August 2 / Voces del Jazz Festival / Cartagena, Colombia
August 5 / Hartford Jazz Society’s Jazz in Bushnell Park / Hartford, CT
Other Upcoming Appearances:
June 9 / Jazz Clinic at Batuka Brasil (solo) / Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 4 / Jazz at Lincoln Center w/ Arturo O’Farrill in “Sacred Drums” / New York, NY
For more information on Will Calhoun, please visit: WillCalhoun.com
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