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March, 1996
The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

Also from Will:
Album cover for 'Native Lands'
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
 
 
 
Order from
Amazon.com

Living Colour's
Latest Release:
Album cover for 'The Chair In The Doorway'
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
Order from Amazon.com
or iTunes




Also available (at bottom of page):
New! - August 19, 2016
Album cover for 'Celebrating Elvin Jones'
CD Album: "Cele-brating
Elvin Jones
"
Order from
Amazon.com and iTunes
 
May 14, 2013
Album cover for 'Life in This World'
CD Album: "Life in This World"
Order from
Amazon.com and iTunes
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!





Late Winter 2017 (Exact date TBD — rescheduled from Oct 22, 2016)

Will part of Zag Power Trio Workshop and Recording Session (Saugerties, NY)

The Zag Power Trio members are:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Vernon Reid - Guitar
Melvin Gibbs - Bass

Will joins fellow Living Colour member Vernon Reid, and Melvin Gibbs, in a series of both collective and individual workshops to discuss genre history, collaboration and the creative process, and finding ones own creative voice.

The workshop will be followed by a catered dinner where attendees will hang out with the players and producers on the studio/farm grounds. After dinner, the band will record their debut album for Woodstock Sessions.

2:00 PM to 11 PM

Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets

Woodstock Sessions At Applehead Recording
1835 Route 212
Saugerties, NY 12477
United States

For further information, please e-mail Woodstock Sessions, or visit the Woodstock Sessions Website.



Will Calhoun
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
Thursday, January 26, 2017


Will Calhoun's CD release "Celebrating Elvin Jones" at The Blue Note NYC

Will performs at the Blue Note in New York City to celebrate his new Album

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sets at 8 PM and 10:30 PM

Tickets are $20 at the bar, $35 at a table

Will Calhoun - Drums
Carlos McKinney - Piano
Gerald Cannon - Bass
Antoine Roney - Sax

plus Special Guests:
January 24: Ravi Coltrane - Sax
January 25: Randy Brecker - Trumpet
January 26: Russell Malone - Guitar

Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St. (Greenwich Village)
New York, NY 10012

Telephone: (212) 475-8592

Check out the Blue Note calendar page for additional details.



African Ancestry Radio * The African Influence On African American Music * Will Calhoun as guest * Saturday, October 22nd at 2 PM EST, SiriusXM Urban View, Channel 126
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Will on SiriusXM Urban View Channel, African Ancestry Radio show

SiriusXM Urban View, Channel 126 at 2 PM

Will is a guest on the African Ancestry Radio show to discuss the African influence on African-American music. African Ancestry Radio explores the African influences on Black identity through the lens of ancestry, culture and thought.

For more information, please visit the SiriusXM Urban View and AfricanAncestry.com Facebook pages.



Living Colour Tour Dates
 

*** Please visit the Living Colour News page for information on Living Colour's revised November & December touring schedule, including an announcement about their upcoming European tour dates with Alter Bridge! ***

Thu 1/14/16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Potawatomi Hotel/Northern Lights Theatre: tickets
Sun 1/17/16 - Minneapolis, M @ Dakota Jazz Club: tickets
Wed 3/30/16 - Washington DC @ Howard Theatre: tickets
Fri 4/1/16 - Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater: tickets
Sat 4/2/16 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Live: tickets
Mon 4/4/16 - New York, NY @ FUNKraiser for Bernie Worrell @ Webster Hall: tickets
Tue 4/5/16 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live: tickets
Wed 4/6/16 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum: tickets
Fri 4/8/16 - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Harmonious Monks: tickets
Sat 4/9/16 - Cape Coral, FL @ Nevermind Awesome Bar
Mon 4/11/16 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery: tickets
Tue 4/12/16 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom: tickets
Wed 4/13/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar: tickets
Thu 4/14/16 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club: tickets
Fri 4/15/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (at the Chance): tickets
Sat 4/16/16 - Manchester, NH @ Jewel: tickets
Sat 5/7/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre (w/ Scorpions): tickets
Wed 6/1/16 - New York, NY @ ACOUSTIC @ City Winery: tickets
Wed 6/8/16 - New York, NY @ ACOUSTIC @ City Winery: tickets
Sun 6/12/16 - Fairfax, VA @ Celebrate Fairfax: tickets
Fri 7/15/16 - Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club: tickets
Sat 7/16/16 - Kostrzyn Nad Odra, Poland @ Przystanek Woodstock: tickets
Tue 7/19/16 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion, with Jane's Addiction: tickets
Wed 7/20/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore, with Jane's Addiction: tickets
Fri 7/22/16 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, with Jane's Addiction: tickets
Sat 7/23/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavillion - Nautica, with Jane's Addiction: tickets
Mon 7/25/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre - Old National Centre, with Jane's Addiction: tickets
Sat 8/27/16 - Skokie, IL @ Skokie's Backlot Bash: tickets
Sun 8/28/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ LC/Bad Brains/Fishbone Superjam @ AfroPunk Festival: tickets
Fri 10/28/16 - Orlando, FL @ Epcot Int'l Food & Wine Fest: tickets
Sat 10/29/16 - Orlando, FL @ Epcot Int'l Food & Wine Fest: tickets
Fri 11/4/16 - Bilboa, Spain @ Santana 27 w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Sat 11/5/16 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Tue 11/8/16 - Vauréal, France @ Le Forum de Vauréal<: tickets
Wed 11/9/16 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Thu 11/10/16 - Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Sat 11/12/16 - Pwllheli, United Kingdom @ Hard Rock Hell X: tickets
Sun 11/13/16 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Mon 11/14/16 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Wed 11/16/16 - Katowice, Poland @ Spodek w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Fri 11/18/16 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Sun 11/20/16 - Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway @ Sentrum Scene w/ Alter Bridge: tickets
Mon 11/21/16 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Theatre w/ Alter Bridge: tickets


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Will in "The Power of Drum" Clinic and Concert (Bennington, VT)

Will joins Jonathan Joseph (drummer for Jeff Beck,) and Ronnie Burrage (drummer for Archie Shepp) for a drum set clinic and concert. This Bennington College event is part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series, and is open to the public.

8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Bennington College
Deane Carriage Barn
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201-6003
Telephone: 802-440-4510

Check out the Bennington College Website to learn more about the event.



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Will Calhoun AZA Collection opening performance and exhibition - October 2, 2016 to February 11, 2017
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Will's AZA Collection Opening Performance and Exhibition

Will's solo AZA Collection exhibit opens 4 to 6 p.m. today. The AZA Collection, in collaboration with LA based art team SceneFour, features Will's signature style and rhythms translated through a sophisticated process into abstract imagery.

The collection may be seen from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until February 11, 2017.

Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab
1303 Louis Nine Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459
Telephone: (917) 557-2354

Check out the Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab page to learn more about the event.

 


Tuesday, September 13 to Thursday, September 15, 2016

Will Calhoun Quartet at Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan

Join the Will Calhoun Quartet as they perform in celebration of Will's new Celebrating Elvin Jones CD.

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Antoine Roney - Saxophone
Rick Germanson - Piano
Gerald Cannon - Bass

First show: 6:30PM (doors open 5PM)
Second show: 9PM (doors open 8PM)

Cotton Club Tokyo
Tokyo Building Tokia 2F
2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan
Telephone: +81 (3) 3215-1555

Check out the Cotton Club Tokyo Website to learn more about the event.



Thursday, September 8, 2018

Will Calhoun Quartet at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

Join the Will Calhoun Quartet as they perform in celebration of Will's new Celebrating Elvin Jones CD.

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Antoine Roney - Saxophone
Rick Germanson - Piano
Gerald Cannon - Bass

Show begins 8PM

Tickets: $35 for show only, $75 for dinner and show

Scullers Jazz Club (at the DoubleTree Guest Suites)
400 Soldiers Road
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 562-4111

Check out the Scullers Jazz Club Website to learn more about the event.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Will Calhoun Quartet Celebrates New CD Release at San Jose Jazz Festival

Join the Will Calhoun Quartet as they perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival in celebration of Will's new Celebrating Elvin Jones CD.

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Antoine Roney - Saxophone
Carlos McKinne - Piano
Gerald Cannon - Bass

Performance at 8 pm
Tickets are $35

Jade Leaf Lounge
95 S Market St
San Jose, CA

Check out the San Jose Jazz Festival Website for more information.



Friday, August 12, 2016

Will Calhoun Quintet Celebrates New CD Release in Marcus Garvey Park, NYC

Join the Will Calhoun Quintet as they perform in celebration of Will's new Celebrating Elvin Jones CD. This event is sponsored by JazzMobile.

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Antoine Roney - Saxophone
Rick Germanson - Piano
Gerald Cannon - Bass
JS Williams - Trumpet

Performance at 7 pm

Marcus Garvey Park
Madison Ave between 120-124 St
New York, NY

Check out the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Jazzmobile Websites for more information.



Thursday, August 11, 2016

The WMV Project at 'Second Thursday Jazz'
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Will Calhoun and Vernon Reid perform at
"Second Thursday Jazz" in Philadelphia, PA

Will joins fellow Living Colour member Vernon Reid, and Melvin Gibbs of Power Tools, to perform as the "WMV Project" in a closing party performance of Second Thursday Jazz.

WMV Project members:
Will Calhoun Drums
Vernon Reid Guitar
Melvin Gibbs Bass

Performances at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Purchase Tickets

Alma Mater
7165 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Telephone: (267) 335-4909

Check out the Modern Renaissance Jazz and Alma Mater Websites for more information.

 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Way of the Rain flyer
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Will performs in "The Way of the Rain" for Kimball Art Center Gala pre-event in Utah

Will Calhoun will perform in "The Way of the Rain" as a special fundraiser event to come before the Kimball Art Center Gala in Park City, Utah.

"The Way of the Rain" is a live multidisciplinary art performance that invites the audience to remember their physical and spiritual connection to our planet's beauty and plight through paintings, music, dance, film, light and spoken word.

The performance begins at 6 pm
Limited seating available

Kimball Art Center
1401 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT

Check out the Kimball Art Center Website for further information and to buy tickets.

Tickets may also be purchased by telephone at (435) 649-8882.



Friday, July 29, 2016

Will plays with Vernon Reid Power Trio in New York City

The Vernon Reid Power Trio consists of:

Vernon Reid - Guitar
Melvin Gibbs - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums

Performances are at 8PM and 10PM.
Tickets are $25 - $35.

The Iridium
1650 Broadway
New York, NY

Telephone: (212) 582-2121

Check out the Iridium Website to learn more about the event, confirm details, and purchase tickets.



Monday, May 30, 2016

Will performs with the legendary Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note in NYC, followed by Living Colour late night show

Two sets: 8PM and 10:30PM

McCoy Tyner - Piano
Will Calhoun - Drums
Gerald Cannon - Bass
Steve Slagle - Saxophone

Appearing at:

Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012

Telephone: (212) 475-8592

Check out the Blue Note calendar page for additional details, ticket info, and to confirm times.

Later that evening, Living Colour will perform a free late-night show (2AM) at the Blue Note to be broadcast in Virtual Reality video to Asia.

Visit Eventbrite for this show



Monday, April 25th to Thursday, 28th, 2016

Will is Guest Drummer on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Will is the guest drummer with the house band (The 8G Band) on Late Night with Seth Meyers for four nights on April 25th-28th, 2016. The long-running show, which was originally created in 1982 and hosted by David Letterman, is broadcast from New York City and airs weeknights at 12:30 a.m. on NBC.

In addition to sitting in with the band, Will will also be promoting his most recent jazz album release "Life in This World" and his upcoming album "Celebrating Elvin Jones" which comes out in August 2016. The plan is for the band to cover some Living Colour songs as well as a selection from "Life in This World" and "Celebrating Elvin Jones", among other material throughout the week. Make sure to tune in for some great music!

Check out the Late Night with Seth Meyers Website and The 8G Band's Twitter page for more information.



Will Calhoun 'AZA' reception, live performance, and exhibition - April 22, 2016
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Will's "AZA" Reception, Live Performance, and Exhibition

Will performs compositions from his AZA artwork collection, visually transforming his signature sounds and rhythms into a live, dynamically vivid soundscape.

Artist Reception: April 22, 6PM
Will's "AZA" Live Performance: April 22, 7:30PM
Exhibition: April 22 - July 21, 2016

Casita Maria Center for Art & Education
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459

Telephone: (718) 589-2230

Check out the Casita Maria Center Website for directions.



All-Star fundraiser for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Living Colour in NYC fundraiser for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell

Living Colour joins all-stars of music and film in a fundraiser for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who is a founding member of Funkadelic and has worked with the Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, Mos Def and others, and who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

There will be performances by Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Living Colour, Paul Shaffer, Maceo Parker, Leo Nocentelli, Fred Schneider (B-52's), Bernard Fowler, Bill Laswell and more, along with special appearances by filmmaker Jonathan Demme and actress Meryl Streep.

Doors open at 6:30PM, performances begin at 8PM
Tickets are $50 and $100

Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

Telephone: (212) 353-1600

Check out the JamBase Website for more about the event, and TicketWeb Website to purchase tickets.



Saturday, March 12, 2016

Will plays with Vernon Reid Power Trio in New York City

The Vernon Reid Power Trio consists of:

Vernon Reid - Guitar
Melvin Gibbs - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums

Performances are at: 8:30PM and 10:30PM.
Tickets are $25.

The Iridium
1650 Broadway
New York, NY

Telephone: (212) 582-2121

Check out the Iridium Website to learn more about the event, confirm details, and purchase tickets.



Bonzo Bash Jamm 2016 in Anaheim, CA
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Will plays in Bonzo Bash Jamm 2016 in Anaheim, CA

Join Will as he plays in a tribute to John Henry Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin.

7:30 PM

M3 Live Anaheim Event Center
2232 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Telephone for tickets: (800) 668-8080

Check out the Bash Jamm 2016 Website page to learn more about the event, confirm details, and purchase VIP tickets.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Will in "Celebrating Elvin Jones" performance

Will's performance, part of the 2016 Winter Jazzfest, includes musicians Gerald Cannon, Antoine Roney, Keyon Harold, and Rick Germanson.

9:40 PM

The New School Jazz Building
5th Floor Theatre
55 West 13th St. New York City, NY 10011

General information: info@winterjazzfest.com

Check out Winter Jazzfest Website to learn more about the event, and confirm details.






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