“Number One Progressive Drummer”
– Modern Drummer Magazine’s Readers Poll (3 times)
– Rolling Stone Magazine’s Critics Poll
Two-time Grammy Award winner Will Calhoun presents a live world music concert-multi-media event. Internationally known as the virtuosic drummer/composer of NYC’s rock band Living Colour, Calhoun performs his own live electronic percussion loops, and drums and flutes, as he is joined by poet Louis Reyes Rivera, a nightly guest vocalist, and a dancer performing African dance and ballet. Synchronized images and film from Calhoun’s music research expeditions in Africa, Central and South America move in tempo to Calhoun’s rich sonic tapestry.
More about Will Calhoun
A 2-time Grammy winner, widely acclaimed drummer from the Bronx, New York, Calhoun graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Music Production and engineering. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer.
Will Calhoun is internationally known as the drummer/composer of NYC Rock Band Living Colour. In addition to his work with Living Colour, Will has recorded and/or toured with diverse artists including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack Dejohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, The Allman Brothers, Lauryn Hill, Marcus Miller, Dr.John, Herb Alpert, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD “High Life”), Run-DMC and Public Enemy.
Will Calhoun photo by Bill Bernstein
Best of Boroughs Festival – Bronx
May 1 – May 4
Thursday at 7pm
Friday at 10 pm
Sunday at 7 pm
(no show Saturday, May 3)
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Tickets from $20
$10 (P.S. 122