“The ultimate modernist.”
—John Murph, NPR
Acclaimed master drummer Johnathan Blake brings his formidable trio to the Zinc jazz club on Saturday, December 29. He’s supported by alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and bassist Dezron Douglas.
Johnathan Blake, one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, has also proven himself a complete and endlessly versatile musician — “the ultimate modernist,” as John Murph of NPR has dubbed him. Blake’s gift for composition and band leading, so ably demonstrated on his 2012 recording debut The Eleventh Hour, reflects years of live and studio experience across the aesthetic spectrum.
Through years-long memberships in the Tom Harrell Quintet, the Kenny Barron Trio and other top ensembles, Blake has reaped the benefits of prolonged exposure to the greats of our time — arguably of all time. Through his powerful, evocative drumming and fully rounded artistry, he’s also left a huge imprint on the music of such rising figures in jazz as Hans Glawischnig, Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Patrick Cornelius, Michael Janisch, Shauli Einav, Jaleel Shaw and more. To date, Blake has appeared on over 50 albums.
Showtime at 8 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://zincjazz.com.
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