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The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

Also from Will:
Album cover for 'Native Lands'
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
 
 
 
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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! - May 14, 2013:
Album cover for 'Life in This World'
CD Album: "Life in This World"
Order from
Amazon.com and iTunes
 
Also from Will:
Album cover for 'Native Lands'
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
Order from
Amazon.com
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!





Monday, September 7, 2015

Will Calhoun Quartet at 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums, Indigenous Percussion, Electronics, Samples, Flutes
Marc Cary - Piano
Darryl Johns - Bass
Greg Osby - Saxophone

Performance at 2:45 PM

Detroit Jazz Festival
Pyramid Stage
Detroit, MI

Telephone: (313) 447-1248

Check out the Detroit Jazz Festival Website to learn more about the event, and confirm details.



Sunday, September 6, 2015

Will with Jungle Funk at 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Featuring Jungle Funk with Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish.

Performance at 5 PM

Detroit Jazz Festival
Main Stage
Detroit, MI

Telephone: (313) 447-1248

Check out the Detroit Jazz Festival Website to learn more about the event, and confirm details.



Thursday, August 6, 2015

AZA by Will Calhoun * A new medium in fine art: a collection of rhythm on canvas * Join the interest list - willcalhounart.com
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Living Colour plays AFROPUNK DC

AFROPUNK has announced AFROPUNK DC to happen August 6th at an undisclosed location (RSVP for the exact location,) the next stop on The Most Wicked Party Event Series in conjunction with Redd's Wicked Apple and Mango. Fresh off of a highly successful AFROPUNK Chicago featuring performances by Danny Brown and Hannibal Buress, AFROPUNK DC will host performances by Living Colour, Thundercat and DC natives Black Alley. Redd's Wicked Apple is continuing its partnership with cultural collective group, AFROPUNK, to curate the events that merge the multi-dimensional worlds of urban alternative music, art, food and technology.

Additionally, AFROPUNK will be creating content specifically for DC, as they do for all their events, called Born To Be Different. The DC stop, hosted by Rosemary Fiki will feature acclaimed DC visual artist Cita Sadeli Chelove and the great Chef KPE.

RSVP for AFROPUNK DC



Living Colour as special guest on Aerosmith's Blue Army Tour 2015
Aerosmith Blue Army Tour 2015 with special guest Living Colour
Sat 6/13/15 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Wed 6/24/15 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center (w/ Aerosmth) : tickets
Tue 6/30/15 - Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Tue 7/7/15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Fri 7/10/15 - Salinas, CA @ California Rodeo Salinas (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Mon 7/13/15 - Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Thu 7/16/15 - Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Sun 7/19/15 - Fort McMurray, AB @ SMS Stadium (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Wed 7/22/15 - Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Frontier Days (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Sat 7/25/15 - Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Tue 7/28/15 - Ridgefield, WA @ Amphitheater Northwest (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Tue 8/4/15 - Grand Rapids, WI @ Van Andel Arena (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets
Fri 8/7/15 - Canton, OH @ Tom Bensen Hall of Fame Stadium (w/ Aerosmith) : tickets



Living Colour Synesthesia Tour 2015

-- US Edition --

Feb 2 to 6, 2015 - Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas @ Shiprocked Cruise: tickets
Fri 2/6/15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room: tickets
Sat 2/7/15 - Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre: tickets
Sun 2/8/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: tickets
Mon 2/9/15 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle: tickets
Tue 2/10/15 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage: tickets
Thu 2/12/15 - Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theatre: tickets
Fri 2/13/15 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse: tickets
Sat 2/14/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl: tickets
Sun 2/15/15 - Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall: rescheduled for July 2nd due to the blizzard
Thu 7/2/15 - Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall: tickets
Fri 7/3/15 - Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun: tickets
Sat 7/4/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ International African American Arts Festival (Commodore Barry Park): tickets
Thu 7/9/15 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues: tickets
Wed 8/5/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts: tickets
9/11 to 9/13 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest: tickets



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Will performs at South by South Orange Festival (SOxSO)

Will joins a diverse group of musicians in Causing Collisions, a headline concert which features classic rock, blues, pop and jazz — all at the first South by South Orange Festival.

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Main Stage
Tickets are $20 to $40

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079
Telephone: (973) 313-2787

For more information, tickets, to confirm times, please visit the South by South Orange and South Orange Performing Arts Center Websites.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Meet Will and get an autograph at Moore Music, Indiana
Will Calhoun at Moore Music

Visit Moore Music and meet Will Calhoun for an autograph signing session. Please note that this is not a clinic.

The event, held from noon to 1:30 PM, is free and open to the public.

Moore Music
4200 East Morgan Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47715

For more information and to confirm times, please visit the Moore Music Website, or telephone (812) 479-9595.



Will with Mike Stern Japan Tour

Featuring:
Mike Stern - Guitar
Victor Wooten - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums
Bob Franceschini - Sax

-- Mike Stern Japan Tour, June 2015 --

Thu 6/4/15 - Nagoya, Japan @ Nogoya Blue Note: tickets
Fri 6/5/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ Cotton Club: tickets
Sat 6/6/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ Cotton Club: tickets
Sun 6/7/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo: tickets
Mon 6/8/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo: tickets

Check out the Mike Stern Band Website to learn more about the events.

Photos and a report (in Japanese) on the Blue Note Japan Website
Use the Chrome Web browser for translation.



Friday, May 8, 2015

Will in Blitz Ensemble for free Bronx performance
The Blitz Ensemble

Blitz is a new Bronx-based Latin Jazz ensemble, with its members composed of:

  • Arturo O'Farrill
  • Will Calhoun
  • Bam Bam Rodrguez
  • Alejandro Avilés
  • Kali Rodrguez-Peña

A concert, open to the public, will feature the premiere of an original composition by Alejandro Avilés, inspired by life of Bronxite Benny Bonilla.

Performance at 7 pm
free

MONSIGNOR RAUL DEL VALLE SQUARE
Hunts Point 6 Train Station
NYC Parks Plaza

Visit the Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education Website or telephone (718) 589-2230 for more information and to confirm times.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Will Calhoun Quartet at Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival, NY

Join the Will Calhoun Quartet as they perform at the annual festival which celebrates the classic Jazz clubs and venus of Harlem. This event is sponsored by JazzMobile.

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums, Indigenous Percussion, Electronics, Samples, Flutes
Aruan Ortiz - Piano
Luques Curtis - Bass
Antoine Roney - Saxophone

Performances at 8 pm and 10 pm (doors open at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively)
$10 tickets

Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (310 Malcom X Blvd., underneath Red Rooster)
New York, NY 10027

Check out Ginny's Supper Club Website for 8 pm and 10 pm performances to learn more about the event, and purchase tickets.



Monday, May 4, 2015

Will Calhoun with Jazz guitar great Mike Stern in Greenwich Village, NYC

Will performs with six-time Grammy nominee, former Miles Davis bandmate, and Jazz guitar great Mike Stern at the historic 55 Bar in Greenwich Village, New York

Featuring:
Mike Stern - Guitar
Teymur Phell - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums

Performance at 10 p.m.

55 Bar
55 Christopher St. (Sixth/Seventh Avenue)
New York, New York
Telephone: (212) 929-9883

Check out the 55 Bar Website to learn more about the event.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Will Calhoun Trio Performs at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Join Will as he performs in the Jazz & Colors at the Met: The Full Spectrum Edition, part of the museum's MetFridays: New York's Night Out series.

Performances begin at 6 and 7:30 pm
Free with Museum admission
Will's performance will be held in the 2nd floor Great Hall Balcony Bar

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums
Aruan Ortiz - Piano
Luques Curtis - Bass

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Great Hall Balcony Bar
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028

Telephone to confirm time and details: (212) 535-7710

Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art's event page to learn more and to confirm times.



Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2015

Will plays in Billie Holiday and Edif Piaf tribute, NYC

Will joins an international roster of contemporary musicians in "Nona Hendryx: Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf."

Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
New York, NY 10031

Telephone to confirm time and details: Telephone (212) 281-9240

Check out the Harlem Stage Website to learn more about the event.



Friday, April 20, 2015

Will plays in Billie Holiday tribute, NYC

Will Calhoun joins Nona Hendryx, Valerie Simpson, and Joey Arias for an evening of Billie Holiday songs, some she made famous and others she styled her way.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
New York, NY 10031

Telephone to confirm time and details: Telephone (212) 281-9240

Check out the Harlem Stage Website for more information.



Monday, April 6, 2015

Will Calhoun with Jazz guitar great Mike Stern in Greenwich Village, NYC

Will performs with six-time Grammy nominee, former Miles Davis bandmate and Jazz guitar great Mike Stern at the historic 55 Bar in Greenwich Village, New York for 2 sets, starting at 10pm.

Featuring:
Mike Stern - Guitar
Teymur Phell - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums

55 Bar
55 Christopher St. (Sixth/Seventh Avenue)
New York, New York
Telephone: (212) 929-9883

Check out the 55 Bar Website to learn more about the event.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Will in Blitz Ensemble for free Bronx performance
The Blitz Ensemble

Blitz is a new Bronx-based Latin Jazz ensemble, with its members composed of:

  • Arturo O'Farrill
  • Will Calhoun
  • Bam Bam Rodrguez
  • Alejandro Avilés
  • Kali Rodrguez-Peña

A concert, open to the public, will feature the premiere of two original compositions by Will Calhoun and Kali Rodrguez-Pea, inspired by the lives of Bronxites Anne Calhoun and Dr. Hetty Fox.

Performance from 7 to 8 pm
free

Longwood Laundromat
860 Longwood Avenue
Bronx, New York 10459

Visit the Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education Website or telephone (718) 589-2230 for more information and to confirm times.



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens, Florida

Featuring:
Will Calhoun - Drums, Indigenous Percussion, Electronics, Samples, Flutes
Orrin Evans - Piano
Luques Curtis - Bass
Marcus Strickland - Sax

Show begins at 8 pm
Tickets are $25 and $30

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Telephone: (877) 496-8499

Check out the Pinecrest Gardens - South Motors Jazz Series Page to learn more about the event.



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Will at Harlem Arts Salon Afternoon Benefit
Click the image to see the flyer (pdf) in a new window.
Will at Harlem Arts Salon Afternoon Benefit

Will joins other musicians and poets in a benefit for the Gloster Project, which brings arts education to kids in rural Mississippi.

Performances run from 2 to 6 pm

Tickets are $125 per person

Harlem-MIST
46 West 116 Street
Harlem New York, NY

Check out the Harlem Arts Salon Website to learn more about the event.



Friday, February 27, 2015

Will appears with the premiere of BLITZ, a new Bronx-based Latin Jazz ensemble that will be performing in untraditional venues throughout the South Bronx. Friday, February 27 performance is at EL MAESTRO Boxing Gym and Cultural Center in the Bronx

BLITZ is:

ARTURO O'FARRILL
WILL CALHOUN
BAM BAM RODRÍGUEZ
ALEJANDRO AVILÉS
KALI RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA

Featuring collaborating artist QIUYI WU and original music inspired by the lives of Bronxites BOB SANCHO and ANDY GONZÁLEZ.

Performance is FREE and begins at 7pm

EL MAESTRO
Boxing Gym and Cultural Center
1300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY

Check out the http://www.casitamaria.org/blitz/elmaestro to learn more about the event.



Monday, January 26, 2015

AZA by Will Calhoun * A new medium in fine art: a collection of rhythm on canvas * Join the interest list - willcalhounart.com
Click the image to see a larger version of the flyer.
Will performs in "The Way of the Rain" for 2015 Sundance Festival in Utah

Will Calhoun will perform in "The Way of the Rain" as a special event for the 2015 Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah.

"The Way of the Rain" is a live multidisciplinary art performance inspired by the life sustaining annual monsoon rains of the fragile southwest high desert plateaus. The Way of Rain comes to life through paintings, music, dance, film, light and spoken word.

The event will be held on January 26 and 27 — Will's performance date will be announced.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm

The Complex
536 West 100 South Street
Salt Lake City
(435) 658-3456

Check out The Way of Rain Website for further information.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Will with Jungle Funk at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Featuring:
Jungle Funk with Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish and Vinx

Free show
Performance from 6 to 7 pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Millenium Stage
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Tickets and Information: (800) 444-1324 or (202) 467-4600

The hour-long performance can also be watched live online, starting at 6 pm ET.

 

 



Friday, January 9, 2015

Will with Jungle Funk at NYC's Winter Jazz Festival (The Bowery Electric)

Featuring:
Jungle Funk with Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish and Vinx

Showtime at 9 pm
Tickets are $35 and $45

The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery at 2nd Street
(between 2nd (Joey Ramone Place) and 3rd Streets on the Bowery (3rd Avenue))
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 228-0228

Please check out The Bowery Electric and Winter Jazz Festival Websites for additional details, and to confirm times.

 

 

Clinic Tour Schedule
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!


Clinic and Master Class at Chicago Drum Show

May 15 and 16, 2015 (Fri and Sat)

Will Calhoun will be at the Chicago Drum Show for a Clinic and Master Class

  • Clinic - May 15, 2015 @ 6 PM in East Exhibit Hall
  • Master Class - May 16, 2015 @ 5 PM, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Chicago Drum Show
Kane County Fairgrounds
525 S Randall
St Charles IL

For more information, call KCC at (305) 332-2623.








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