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John Blake, Jr.

- US Philadelphia, PA Jazz / Nu-Jazz / Folk


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 Bio

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  • 2013

    May 10

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:00pm
    SFJAZZ Center, Miner Audi...
    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri May 10, 2013 7:00pm


    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

  • 2011

    Mar 26

    Wilmington, DE, US | 8:00pm

    Wilmington, DE, US
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:00pm


    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.

  • 2011

    Feb 10

    Boston, MA, US | 8:15pm
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:15pm


    The John Blake Quartet and Howard University's Afro Blue alumni explore the spiritual song.

  • 2010

    Sep 16

    Washington, DC, US | 7:00pm

    Washington, DC, US
    Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm


    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.

  • 2010

    Feb 25

    Wyomissing, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Wyomissing, PA, US
    Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:00pm


    Art of Strings Trio featuring John Blake, violin and Jimmy Bruno Guitar

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  • Stefani Little & The Contraband (Artist) Stefani Little & The ...
    Really enjoyed Motherless Child! Thank you for sharing your talent! Wish you the best! Check out my site when you get a chance! Always.Stefani
  • Tony "Stickman" Wyatt (Artist) Tony "Stickman" Wyatt
    Hey John, thanks for checking some of my music out! Maybe I'll see you at the benefit for Fambro at the Clef Club.
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    Hi James From Augsburg Germany sitting here groovin with your music its so very cool. Jazzy James let it be nice
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