Label: Barjon Music, Artists Recording Collective, Artists Recording Collective
Manager: Melvyn Roundtree
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 fo... See Full BioMore Info
John Blake Jr. violin, riti Charlotte Blake Alston vocals, narration, riti Diane Monroe violin, riti Sumi Tonooka piano Nimrod Speaks bass Harry "Butch" Reed drums, washboard Dr. Leonard Gibbs percussion
One of the world’s leading jazz violinists for over four decades, John Blake, Jr. is a classically-trained performer who first gained renown in the mid-70s as a member of Grover Washington, Jr.’s popular “crossover” jazz band. In addition to his work as an instrumentalist performing with his quartet and as a featured guest soloist at concerts and on studio sessions, Blake is also an accomplished composer, arranger and producer. He is also an author, teacher and lecturer who presents hundreds of workshops annually to musicians at all levels. Blake has performed and recorded with the likes of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Billy Taylor Trio, Avery Sharpe, Cecil McBee, Jay Hoggard and James Newton.
The John Blake Quartet and Howard University's Afro Blue alumni explore the spiritual song.
John Blake, Jr. "MOTHERLESS CHILD" CD Band (includes Sumi Tonooka on piano) will perform for The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Jazz Concert & Issue Forum, Sept. 16th. --- THE 2010 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE will take place September 15-18, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. For more information about the convention center or directions, please visit www.dcconvention.com.
Art of Strings Trio featuring John Blake, violin and Jimmy Bruno Guitar
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