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John Blake, Jr. / Bio

John Blake has, “over the last thirty years, attained a unique position as the premier mainstream jazz violinist in the world.” His resume resembles that of no other string player. Blake presents what critic David Hollenberg calls “a state-of-the-art display of current level of jazz violin.” A four-time winner of the Down Beat Critics’ Poll for “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition,” he was also voted one of the top two jazz violinists in the 49th, 50th, and 51st Down Beat Readers’ Poll. Mr. Blake's latest release is titled, "Motherless Child" (ARC-2123) has been met with widespread critical acclaim and was also included on the official ballot for 53rd GRAMMY Award Nomination Consideration.

General Info

Band Members
Sumi Tonooka-piano, Boris Kozlov-bass, Johnathan Blake-drums, Leonard "Doc" Gibbs-percussion. Also working with vocal group, Afro Blue for upcoming recording of
Artist Name
John Blake, Jr.
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Active Since
Jazz / Nu-Jazz / Folk

Contact Info

Philadelphia, PA
Melvyn Roundtree