Brian Blade


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About Brian Blade

A thoughtful drummer, bandleader, and composer, Brian Blade participates in myriad jazz projects and has an ear for rootsy introspection and cross-genre exploration. Blade established himself as a versatile sideman with Joshua Redman's quartet, which includes Kenny Garrett and Brad Mehldau, and drew attention from artists outside jazz. His Blue Note debut, 1998's Brian Blade Fellowship, was followed by 2000's Perceptual, 2008's Season of Change, and 2017's Body and Shadow. He reunited with Redman's '90s quartet for 2020's RoundAgain and 2022's LongGone. In January 2023, his Lifecycles septet issued its debut album, Lifecycles, Vols. 1-2: Now! And Forever More Honoring Bobby Hutcherson.

Shreveport, LA, United States
July 25, 1970

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