About Brian Blade
Drummer Brian Blade is one of the freshest voices in 21st century jazz because of his non-elitist, all-inclusive approach. Grounded in both classical music (Ravel, Orff) and classic R&B (Al Green, Staple Singers), Blade as a young man eventually gravitated towards jazz. Accordingly, he’s enlivened the recordings and performances of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell as well as the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Joshua Redman. Further, Blade has established himself as a bandleader and composer with the Brian Blade Fellowship.