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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"
 
 
 
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Living Colour's
Latest Release:
Album cover for 'Shade'
CD Album: "Shade"
Also from
Living Colour
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CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
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Will is presently available for personalized drum lessons.
Read more information (meethook.com)
Also available:
August 19, 2016
Album cover for 'Celebrating Elvin Jones'
CD Album: "Cele-brating
Elvin Jones
"
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Amazon.com and iTunes
 
May 14, 2013
Album cover for 'Life in This World'
CD Album: "Life in This World"
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As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!









 

Living Colour Tour Dates

- 2024 Tour Dates -

Tour-specific dates for Living Colour with guests Extreme are indicated by "(EX)" and Extreme with Special Guests Living Colour are marked with (EXLC).

Wed, 1/24/24 - (EX) Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center : Tickets

Thu, 1/25/24 - Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater : Tickets

Fri, 1/26/24 - (EX) Mashantucket, CT @ Great Cedar Showroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino : Tickets
Sat, 1/27/24 - (EX) Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City : Tickets
Sun, 1/28/24 - Manchester, NH @ Angel City Music Hall : Tickets
Tue, 1/30/24 - (EX) Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center : Tickets

Thu 2/1/24 - Richmond, VA @ The National : Tickets

Fri, 2/2/24 - (EX) Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races : Tickets
Sat, 2/3/24 - (EX) Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage : Tickets

Sun, 2/4/24 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop: Tickets

Tues, 2/6/24 - (EX) Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Library Music Hall: Tickets
Wed, 2/7/24 - (EX) Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre: Tickets
Wed, 2/7/24 - (EX) Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre: Tickets

Thu, 2/8/24 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge: Tickets

Fri, 2/9/24 - (EX) St Louis, MO @ River City Casino & Hotel : Tickets
Sat, 2/10/24 - (EX) New Buffalo, MI @ Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds New Buffalo : Tickets

Feb, 2/12/24 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon - The Garage: Tickets

Tues, 2/13/24 - (EX) Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom : Tickets
Wed, 2/14/24 - (EX) Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre : Tickets

Thu, 2/15/24 - Omaha, NE @ Barnato:: Tickets

Fri, 2/16/24 - (EX) Quapaw, OK @ Downstream Casino Resort : Tickets
Sat, 2/17/24 - (EX) Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas : Tickets
Mon, 2/19/24 - (EX) Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater : Tickets
Tue, 2/20/24 - (EX) Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston : Tickets

Thu, 2/22/24 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad : Tickets

Fri, 2/23/24 - (EX) Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren : Tickets
Sat, 2/24/24 - (EX) Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino : Tickets
Sun, 2/25/24 - (EX) Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento : Tickets

Tue, 2/27/24 - San Luis Obispo CA @ Fremont Theater : Tickets

Wed, 2/28/24 - (EX) Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether : Tickets
Thu, 2/29/24 - (EX) Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas : Tickets
Fri, 3/1/24 - Farmington, NM @ Dino's Hideaway & Lounge : Tickets
Sun, 3/3/24 - Odessa, TX @ The Ector Theatre : Tickets
Mon, 3/4/24 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall : Tickets
Wed, 3/6/24 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans : Tickets
Thus, 3/7/24 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall : Tickets
Fri, 3/8/24 - (EX) Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando : Tickets
Sat, 3/9/24 - (EX) St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live : Tickets
Sun, 3/10/24 - (EX) Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre : Tickets

Tue, 3/12/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre : Tickets

Wed, 3/13/24 - (EX) Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall : Tickets

Thu, 3/14/24 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay : Tickets

Fri, 3/15/24 - (EX) Memphis, TN @ Soundstage at Graceland : Tickets
Sat, 3/16/24 - (EX) Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium : Tickets

Sun, 3/17/24 - Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall : Tickets

Fri, 5/10/24 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona International Speedway: Tickets
Thu, 5/16/24 - Buffalo, NY @ Electric City : Tickets
Sat, 5/18/24 - Buffalo, NY @ Historic Crew Stadium, Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest 2024 : Tickets

Sat, 6/15/24 - Lisboa, Portugal @ Rock in Rio Lisboa 2024 : Tickets
Wed, 6/19/24 - New York, NY @ Juneteenth Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe NYC : Tickets
Sat, 7/6/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 2024 - Tickets
Sat, 7/13/24 - Helmond, Netherlands @ Hellmond Open Air : Tickets
Mon, 7/15/24 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar : Tickets
Thu, 7/18/24 - Valkenburg, Netherlands @ Openluchttheater : Tickets
Mon, 7/19/24 - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands @ Zwarte Cross 2024 - Tickets
Sat, 7/20/24 - Steenwijk, Netherlands @ De Buze : Tickets
Sun, 7/21/24 - Maidstone, UK @ Maid of Stone Festival 2024 - Tickets , tickets 2
Mon, 7/22/24 - Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds : Tickets
Wed, 7/24/24 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ Living Colour at NX Newcastle : Tickets
Thu, 7/25/24 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom : Tickets
Fri, 7/26/24 - Nottingham, UK @ Living Colour at Rock City Nottingham : Tickets
Sat, 7/27/24 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy Liverpool : Tickets
Sun, 7/28/24 - Ebbw Vale, UK @ Steelhouse Festival : Tickets
Sun, 8/8/24 - Decatur, IL @ LDevon Lakeshore Amphitheater : Tickets

Sun, 9/1/24 - (EXLC) Kansas City, MO @ VooDoo at Harrah's Kansas City : Tickets
Wed, 9/4/24 - (EXLC) Billings, MT @ The Pub Station Ballroom : Tickets
Thu, 9/5/24 - (EXLC) Great Falls, MT @ The Newberry : Tickets
Sat, 9/7/24 - (EXLC) Tacoma, WA @ Emerald Queen Casino : Tickets
Sun, 9/8/24 - (EXLC) Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory : Tickets
9/10/24 - (EXLC) Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom : Tickets
Thu, 9/12/24 - (EX) Enoch, AB @ River Cree Resort & Casino : Tickets
Fri, 9/13/24 - (EXLC) Tsuut'ina, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre : Tickets
Sun, 9/15/24 - (EXLC) Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place : Tickets
Mon, 9/16/24 - (EXLC) Regina, SK @ Casino Regina : Tickets
Wed, 9/18/24 - (EXLC) Winnipeg, MB @ Club Regent Event Centre : Tickets
Fri, 9/20/24 - (EXLC) Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium : Tickets
Sat, 9/21/24 - (EXLC) Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center : Tickets
Sun, 9/22/24 - (EXLC) Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel : Tickets
Tues, 9/24/24 - (EXLC) Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre : Tickets
Wed, 9/25/24 - (EXLC) North Tonawanda, NY @ West Herr Riviera Theatre : Tickets
Fri, 9/27/24 - (EXLC) Rama, ON @ Casino Rama Resort : Tickets
Sat, 9/28/24 - (EXLC) Montreal, QC @ EMTELUS : Tickets

Fri, 10/11/24 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Mister Rock : Tickets
Sat, 10/12/24 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Tokio Marine Hall : Tickets
Sun, 10/13/24 - Brasília, Brazil @ Toinha Brasil : Tickets
Tue, 10/15/24 - Recoleta, Chile @ Club Chocolate : Tickets
Thu, 10/17/24 - Lomas De Zamora, Argentina @ Teatro Flores : Tickets

Sat, 11/2/24 - (Living Colour & Buckcherry) Tulare, CA @ Zunwalt Amphitheater : Tickets

Thu, 2/13/25 - 2/17/25 - Miami, FL @ Sail Across the Sun 2025 : Tickets
- 2023 Tour Dates -

Extreme with Living Colour tour-specific dates are indicated by "(EX)" below.

Fri, 3/3/23 to Fri, 3/10/23 - San Pedro, CA @ The 80s Cruise: Tickets
Sat, 5/6/23 - Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival 2023: Tickets
Fri, 6/23/23 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden: Tickets
Fri, 6/30/23 - Orlando, FL@ EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival : More Info or RSVP
Sat, 7/1/23 - Orlando, FL@ EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival : More Info or RSVP
Fri, 7/21/23 - San Jose, CA @ Music In The Park 2023: Tickets
Wed, 7/26/23 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis: Tickets
Thu, 7/27/23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ New Realm Brewing Company: Tickets
Fri, 7/28/23 - Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater: Tickets
Sat, 7/29/23 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis: Tickets

Wed, 8/2/23 - (EX) Portland, ME @ State Theatre: Tickets
Thu, 8/3/23 - (EX) Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Tickets
Fri, 8/4/23 - (EX) South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground: Tickets
Sat, 8/5/23 - (EX) Boston, MA @ Roadrunner : Tickets
Sun, 8/6/23 - (EX) Huntington, NY @ The Paramount : Tickets
Tue, 8/8/23 - (EX) Reading, PA @ The Santander Performing Arts Center : Tickets
Thu, 8/10/23 - (EX) Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom : Tickets
Fri, 8/11/23 - (EX) Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater : Tickets
Sat, 8/12/23 - (EX) Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre : Tickets
Mon, 8/14/23 - (EX) Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall : Tickets
Tue, 8/15/23 - (EX) Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater : Tickets
Wed, 8/16/23 - (EX) Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre : Tickets
Thu, 8/17/23 - (EX) Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana : Tickets
Fri, 8/18/23 - (EX) Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre : Tickets
Sat, 8/19/23 - (EX) Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre : Tickets
Mon, 8/21/23 - (EX) Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre : Tickets
Tue, 8/22/23 - (EX) Albuquerque, NM @ Revel Entertainment Center : Tickets
Mon, 8/24/23 - (EX) Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues : Tickets
Fri, 8/25/23 - (EX) Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Casino : Tickets
Sat, 8/26/23 - (EX) San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom : Tickets
Mon, 8/28/23 - (EX) Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater : Tickets
Fri, 8/29/23 - (EX) Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market : Tickets

Wed, 9/6/23 - (EX) Subiaco, Australia @ Regal Theatre : More Info : Tickets
Fri, 9/8/23 - (EX) Adelaide, Australia @ Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide : More Info : Tickets
Sun, 9/10/23 - (EX) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia @ Forum Melbourne : More Info : Tickets
Tue, 9/12/23 - (EX) Newtown, NSW, Australia @ Enmore Theatre : More Info : Tickets
Wed, 9/13/23 - (EX) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia @ The Fortitude Music Hall : More Info : Tickets
Thu, 9/14/23 - (EX) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia @ Forum Melbourne : More Info : Tickets

Sat, 9/16/23 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea Hear Now Festival 2023: Info : Tickets

Mon, 11/27/23 - (EX) Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 City Hall Newcastle : More Info : Tickets
Tue, 11/28/23 - (EX) Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy Glasgow : More Info : Tickets
Thu, 11/30/23 - (EX) Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy : More Info : Tickets
Fri, 12/1/23 - (EX) Wolverhampton, UK @ The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton : More Info : Tickets
Sun, 12/3/23 - (EX) Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol : More Info : Tickets
Mon, 12/4/23 - (EX) Kentish Town, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town : More Info : Tickets
 


Saturday, June 22, 2024

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem presents the 'Juneteenth Black Music and Dance Festival' * Saturday June 22, 4-8PM * This is a free event * Will Calhoun's Mali Project, featuring Cheick Tidiane Seck / Michelle Gibson's Second Line Offering featuring Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings / NJMH House Band led by Christopher McBride, Deaturing Jazz Is: Now! Curator Fellows Luther S. Allison & Liany Mateo * Marcus Garvey Park * This show is made possible by Harlem Grown, The Mellon Foundation,  The Doctorow Foundation, Coalition of Theaters of Color, the Howard Gilman Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
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Will and his Mali Project in 4th Annual Juneteenth Black Music and Dance Celebration (NYC)

The National Jazz Museum Harlem's Juneteenth Black Music and Dance Celebration is an outdoor music and dance celebration rooted in community, movement, and sounds from the Black Diaspora.

Featuring performances by:

  • Will Calhoun's Mali Project
    featuring Cheick Tidiane Seck
  • Michelle Gibson's Second Line Offering
    featuring Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings
Introducing:
  • NJMH House Band led by Christopher McBride,
    featuring "Jazz Is: Now!" Curator Fellows Luther S. Allison & Liany Mateo

4-8 PM

Free RSVP Required

Presented in partnership with NYC Parks. Juneteenth Black Music and Dance Festival is curated by Sekou McMiller, Curator of Special Projects.

This show made possible by Harlem Grown, The Mellon Foundation, The Doctorow Foundation, Coalition of Theaters of Color, the Howard Gilman Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mt. Morris Park W
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 348-8300
E-mail: info@jmih.org

Please visit the NJMH event page for more information and to RSVP.





Saturday, May 25, 2024

On African Liberation Day: African Rhythms Alumni Quartet Tribute to Jazz master Randy Weston / Sat. May 25, 2024, Doors open 7:30 PM, Showtimes at 8 and 9L30 PM / Sistas' Place / 456 Nostrand Ave. and Jerrerson Avenue. $30 in advance / CashApp: SHTFLH. #35 at door (cash.) / Reservations:  (718) 398-1766 / www.sistasplace.org / Jazz at Sistas' Place
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Will in Randy Weston Tribute Band (Brooklyn, NY)

Sistas' Place welcomes the Randy Weston Tribute Band:

Alex Blake: Bass
T.K. Blue: Sax
Will Calhoun: Drums (filling in for Neil Clarke)
Sharp Radway: Piano

Doors open 7:30 PM, shows at 8 and 9:30 PM

Reservations are a must — call (718) 398-1766 (no credit card required.) Walk-in tickets are $35 and first come, first served.

Sistas' Place
456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Check out the Sistas' Place Website for more information.





Sunday, April 28, 2024

Sunday April 28: Living Colour and Bad Brains in an All Star Benefit for HR - Featuring HR + DJ Spooky + Members of Fishbone, Living Colour & Bad Brains + Subatomic Sound System & more/ Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 / Doors open at 6 PM, Show begins at 8 PM, 21+ only
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Living Colour play All-Star Benefit for HR (Brooklyn, NY)

Living Colour joins Bad Brains, Fishbone, SDJ Spooky, Sound System ft Screechy, and other special guests in a benefit for Paul "HR" Hudson, the legendary singer and frontman of Bad Brains.

Doors open at 6 PM, Show begins at 8 PM
21+ only, valid photo ID required for entry
Tickets are $35

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Telephone: (718) 963-3369

Check out the Brooklyn Bowl Website for more information and to purchase tickets.





Friday, March 29, 2024

Music City SF in Association with The Dream Millennium Presents An Evening of Pure Love & Ritual Magic * CUBAN Trance * Will Calhoun: Indigenous & Electronic Percussives, Drums, Loops / Pablo Calogero: Horns, Flutes, Keyboards, Loops / Shango B'kongo-Rayo: Guitars, Ambient Atmospherics, Voice / With Special Guest Jaron Lanier Multi-instrumentalist * Friday, March 29, 2024 * Music City San Francisco, 1355 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 * Tickets are $25 * Doors open 7 PM, Show begins 8 PM * Telephone (415) 816-6207
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Will in Cuban Trance Electronica Project (San Francisco)

Founder of Music City San Francisco and Universal recording artist, Rudy Colombini, and two-time Grammy Award-Winning Living Colour member Will Calhoun join host Jessica Wills to chat about how Music City is greatly impacting the music scene and future musicians in the Bay Area. Will Calhoun will perform with Shango, Pablo Calagero, and special musical guest Jaron Lanier.

Cuban trance is an Afro/Cuban electronica project channeling sonic energy to honor the ancestors.

Will Calhoun: Indigenous & Electronic Percussives, Drums, Loops
Pablo Calogero: Horns, Flutes, Keyboards, Loops
Shango B'kongo-Rayo: Guitars, Ambient Atmospherics, Voice
With Special Guest Jaron Lanier Multi-instrumentalist

Doors open 7 PM, Show begins 8 PM

Tickets are $25

Music City San Francisco
1355 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Telephone: (415) 816-6207

Check out the Music City Website for more information and purchase tickets.





Tuesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

Featuring Joe Lovano on Saxophone, Julian Lage on Guitar, Santi Debriano on Bass, and Will Calhoun on Drums * Village Vanguard * 178 7th Avenue S, New York
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Will performs at Village Vanguard with Joe Lovano's Paramount Quartet

The Joe Lovano's Paramount Quartet:

Joe Lovano: Saxophone
Julian Lage: Guitar
Santi Debriano: Bass
Will Calhoun: Drums

Shows are at 8 PM and 10 PM from Feb. 20 - 25.

General Admission Tickets are $40, which may be purchased by phone at (800) 210-0689.

Village Vanguard
178 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014

Telephone: (212) 255-4037

Check out the Village Vanguard Website for more information and ticket purchase.





Monday, January 22, 2024

Will and his Quartet play in Havana, Cuba

Will leads his quartet at the 39th Havana International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba

The Will Calhoun Quartet:

Will Calhoun: Drums, Indigenous/Electronic Percussion
Rachiim-Ausur Sahu: Acoustic
Hector Martignon: Piano
Emir Santa Cruz: Alto Saxophone

Showtime is 5 PM

Teatro Marti
Calle Dragones #58
Entre Prado y Zulueta
Old Havana
C.P 10100
La Habana, Cuba

Check out the Jazz Cuba Website for more information on the festival, and trips to Cuba for Jazz listening.





Will Calhoun' Quartet at Dizzy's Club * Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023, 7:30 & 9:30 PM, Table Seating: $25.00 - $45.00, Bar Seating: $25.00 - $35:00, 10 Columbus Circle, New York Tel: (212) 258-9595 * Will Calhoun on Drums, Corey Glover vocals, Orrin Evans on piano, Emilio Modeste on Tenor Saxophone, John Benitez on Bass. * Percussionist and drummer Will Calhoun has performed and recorded with Pharaoh Sanders, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Bobby Watson.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Will and his Ensemble play Afro Futurism Jazz at Dizzy's Club in NYC

Will leads his ensemble in exploring Afro Futurism Jazz that bonds swing, urban beats, West African rhythms, Indigenous sounds, electronic trance, and "The Bronx Flava." Expect an effervescent evening of syncopation, colliding styles, and master drumming. Will is joined by special guest and fellow Living Colour member Corey Glover on vocals. This live event takes place at Dizzy's Club, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Featuring:

Emilio Modeste: tenor saxophone
Orrin Evans: piano
John Benitez: bass
Corey Glover: vocals
Will Calhoun: drums/percussion

Shows are at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

Tickets:
Table Seating: $50.00
Bar Seating: $45.00
Students: $25 with Valid Student ID

COVID-19 protocol

Dizzy's Club
Deutsche Bank Center
10 Columbus Circle, 5th floor
New York, NY 1001

Telephone: (212) 258-9595

Check out the event page on the Dizzy's Club Website. for more information and ticket purchase.Mbr< Note: On the Website, click the button atop the left column for 9:30 PM show info and tickets.





2023 Friends of IHES Gala: Jazz nad Physics * November 2, 2023 @ 6 PM * The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, New York City
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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Will in IHES Jazz and Physics Gala Event in NYC

Join us for a memorable event celebrating the fascinating intersections between jazz and physics.

It will be hosted by Marcus G. Miller, a saxophonist with a Harvard University master's degree in mathematics. The keynote speaker will be Stephon Alexander, a professional saxophonist, and he will offer his insights and coordinate a unique musical performance. Top-level jazz musicians will also participate, including drummer Will Calhoun.

We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!

The Evening's Schedule:

6 PM - Cocktail Reception
7 PM - Musical Performance
8 PM - Three-Course Dinner
8:30 PM - Live Auction
9 PM - Campagne Toast
10 PM - Event Concludes

The Rainbow Room
Rockefeller Center
30 Rockfeller Plaza, 65th Floor
New York, NY 10112

e-mail: info@ihesgala.org

Visit the Jazz and Physices Gala Website for more information and to purchase tickets.





BAG'SHOW 2023 (Paris Drum Show) Samedi 28 et Dimanche 29, Octobre 2023 * Le Trianon Paris* Featuring Artists: Steve Smith (ZILDJIAN), Will Calhoun (GRETSCH), Roni Kaspi (TAMA) en trio!, Clive Deamer (ROLAND), Pierre Lucbert (YAMAHA), Noah Fürbringer (DW/PAISTE) en trio!, David Cardona (PEARL / SABIAN), Giulliana Merello (GEWA G9), Kevin D'Agostino (EFNOTE), Jelly Cardarelli (MURAT DIF)
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Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2023

Will in Paris Drum Show

Join Will as he performs at the BAG'SHOW 2023 (Paris Drum Show.) The event is France's largest event and annual gathering of drummers and percussionists. Back for its 20th edition, a single entry ticket allows access to the two-day event. Artist shows will only take place on Sunday the 29th.

Schedule

Saturday, October 28: 2-7 p.m.

  • Access to stands, Drum vendor exhibition
  • Each artist will meet you
    for a selfie and signing session

Sunday, October 29: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Concerts, artist shows (Will is the fifth performer)
  • Drum vendor exhibition

Tickets: 29,00€

Le Trianon, Paris
80 Blvd Marguerite de Rochechouart
75018
Paris, France
Tel: 01 44 92 78 00

To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit the BAG'SHOW 2023 page on Le Trianon's Website (in French.)


Report and Interview with Will at Paris BAG'SHOW 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Will and his Ensemble play Afro Futurism Jazz at Dizzy's Club in NYC

Will leads his ensemble in exploring Afro Futurism Jazz that bonds swing, urban beats, West African rhythms, Indigenous sounds, electronic trance, and "The Bronx Flava." Expect an effervescent evening of syncopation, colliding styles, and master drumming. This live event takes place at Dizzy's Club, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Featuring:

Emilio Modeste: tenor saxophone
Orrin Evans: piano
John Benitez: bass
Will Calhoun: drums/percussion

Shows are at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.
Tickets: $25 to $45, student tickets available for $25.
COVID-19 protocol

Dizzy's Club
Deutsche Bank Center
10 Columbus Circle, 5th floor
New York, NY 1001

Check out the event page on the Dizzy's Club Website for more information and ticket purchase.





Saturday, September 30, 2023

Will Performs as Part of Bryan Carrott Quintet in NYC

Featuring:

Sharp Radway: Piano
Marcus McLaurine: Bass
Neil Clarke: Percussion
Will Calhoun: Drums
Bryan Carrott: Band Leader and Vibraphone

Two shows: 8 and 9:30 PM
Doors open: 7:30 and 9 PM respectively

$30 per set / show

Reservations required: call (718) 398-1766

Sistas' Place
456 Nostrand Avenue
Frederick Douglass Square
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Tel: (718) 398-1766

Check out the event page on the Sistas' Place Website for more information.





Tuesday, September 5, 2023 @ 7pm

Will Calhoun Drum Clinic @ Fremantle College in Beaconsfield (Perth), Australia

Will Calhoun Drum Clinic at Calvert Music Centre @ Fremantle College in Beaconsfield (Perth), Australia

Location:
Calvert Music Centre 79 Lefroy Road Beaconsfield, WA 6162 Australia

The Will Calhoun Drum Clinic is a one-of-a-kind event where attendees will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry. Will Calhoun, a widely acclaimed drummer and Grammy Award winner, will take you on a journey through ancestral and futuristic drumming concepts. This clinic is designed to inspire drummers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Join us for a night of hands-on instruction, live demonstrations, and a Q&A session with Will Calhoun. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your drumming skills and connect with fellow music enthusiasts.

What to Expect:
During this drum clinic, Will Calhoun will take you on a journey through his unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming techniques. He will share insights from his extensive career and provide valuable tips and tricks to help elevate your drumming skills. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummer, this clinic is designed to inspire and educate.

Event Highlights:

  • Hands-on drumming instruction with Will Calhoun
  • Live demonstrations of various drumming techniques
  • Q&A session with Will, where you can ask your burning drumming questions
  • Exclusive opportunities to network with fellow drummers and music enthusiasts

Important Times, Directions and Parking Information:
The drum clinic will start at 7:00pm. The venue is Calvert Music Centre @ Fremantle College.

Additional Information: We're excited to announce that we'll have Evans drumheads for sale, which Will Calhoun will be happy to sign for clinic goers.

Limited Spots Available:
Due to the highly interactive nature of this drum clinic, spots are limited to ensure a personalised experience for all attendees. Don't miss your chance to learn from one of the industry's best!

Who Should Attend:
This drum clinic is open to drummers of all skill levels, from beginners looking to hone their craft to seasoned professionals seeking new inspiration.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from Will Calhoun and take your drumming to new heights.



Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Will joins Jack DeJohnette's "Tribute to Miles Davis & More" in Kingston, NY

Jazz drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette brings together an all-star lineup in tribute to Miles Davis.

Artists in the Tribute include Don Byron (eclectic composer and clarinetist), Will Calhoun (Grammy winning drummer for Living Colour), George Colligan (renowned composer and pianist), Matthew Garrison (renowned bassist and co-founder ShapeShifter+), Wallace Rony Jr. (acclaimed trumpeter), Luisito Quintero (master timbalero and percussionist) and Vernon Reid (Grammy winning guitarist & founder of Living Colour.) A VERY special guest will also be announced on August 7th.

Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $89

Ulster Performing Arts Center
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 339-6088
E-mail: boxoffice@bardavon.org

For more inforation and to purchase tickets, please visit the Bardavon / UPAC Website



Will Calhoun playing the drums
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Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lecture and Performance by Will in Gloster, MS

Join Will when he talks and performs at the The Gloster Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Accessible parking and accomodations are available.

  • Wednesday, July 19 at 5 PM - lecture and performance
  • Thursday, July 20 at 5 PM - End of Summer Camp Performance and extravaganza including Woodville students, film, poetry, music, visual art & more!

The Gloster Public Library
229 East Main Street
Gloster, MS 39638

Tel: (917) 843-7571
E-mail: theglosterartsproject@gmail.com

For more information, please visit the Glouster Arts Project Website.



Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - Regeration, Remixed / Kathryn Bostic scores 'Something Good - Negro Kiss' (1898) and 'The Flying Ace' (1926) with special guest Will Calhoun / Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:30PM
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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Will Special Guest of Kathryn Bostic in LA for Premiere of Two New Film Scores

Composer and singer-songwriter Kathryn Bostic is the first female African American score composer in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Join Kathryn and her special guest, Will Calhoun, for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' world premiere of two films with new scores by her: "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898) and "The Flying Ace" (1926.)

It's the closing weekend of the fantastic "Regeneration Exhibit" at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with a live performance of Kathryn's original score to select scenes from incredible curated silent films. Joining Kathryn for the performance will be Grammy winning artist Will Calhoun from the iconic band Living Colour as well as a wonderful string quartet with Joel Pargman-violin, Carrie Kennedy - violin, Lauren Elizabeth Baba-viola, Giovanna Moraga Clayton-cello, and Geoffrey Pope - conductor.

Time: 3:10 PM PT
Tickets $5 to $10

Ted Mann Theater
6067 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (323) 930-3000

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Website.



Saturday, June 17, 2023

Will in 20th Annual Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival

Will leads his Euphonious Ensemble in exploring "Afro Futurism Jazz" — a truly special musical experience featuring: urban beats, West African rhythms, indigenous sounds, electronic trance, with a huge touch of "The Bronx Flava." Your mind, body, spirit, will be musically transported.

The 2023 Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival is co-produced by Will Calhoun, Ron West and BRAC's ED, Gail Nathan. It is supported by a New York City Coalition of Theatres of Color Council Initiative.

The festival runs from June 2 to 24th, with Will's performance on Saturday, June 17th. Please check the Website or poster links below for other dates and artists — there are lots of great performances to check out!

Time: 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 for cocktail hour in the storefront Art Gallery

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors, and $10 for students, with a special 10% discount for BRAC members and registered students in the BRAC Education program, Live Streaming on YouTube: $5.00.

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10460
Tel: (718) 589-5819
E-mail: info@bronxriverart.org

For additional information, please visit the Bronx River Sounds 2023 Web page, or view the Bronx River Sounds 2023 Poster (pdf.)



Gretsch Night in New York City - Tuesday, May 23, 2023 * The Cutting Room * New York, NY. Featuring performances by Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, Mark Guiliana, Bill Stewart, Plus the premier of the Gretsch Drummer documentary film: The Round Badge Stories. * Celebrating 140 Years of that great Gretsch Sound - EST. 1883.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Gretsch Night with Will and other Drummers in NYC

A special one-night-only event to celebrate 140 years of Gretsch Drums history, featuring performances by revered drummers Will Calhoun, Nate Wood, Mark Guiliana, Bill Stewart, and special guests. In addition, watch the premier of the Gretsch Drummer documentary film: The Round Badge Stories.

Time: 7 - 9PM, Doors open at 6PM

Tickets: from $40.35

The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street (between Park Ave and Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 691-1900

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Cutting Room Website.



Monday, April 24, 2023

Will an Honoree at 2023 Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction

Will receives Cultural Vanguard Award at the Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction. Money raised will support the Bronx Museum's FREE ADMISSION, K-12 education programs, and exhibitions.

RSVP and register for event tickets

Schedule
6 p.m. - Cocktails
7 p.m. - Dinner & Live Auction with musical performances by Eddie Montalvo and Orchestra, and a solo piece by honoree Will Calhoun
9 p.m. - Dessert and Dancing featuring Angel + Dren

Location:
Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY

For event information, please contact Christine Carroll at christine@fremontblueevents.com or (917) 261-4474.

Please see the Bronx Museum of the Arts' event page for more information, to confirm details, and purchase tickets.



Friday, January 6, 2023

Will joins David Sancious in Concert — Red Bank, NJ

Will performs in "An Evening with David Sancious," and both will play music from their duo band called "Open Secret." The event is hosted by The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, in collaboration with the Basie Center, at The Vogel.

Doors open 7 PM, Showtime is 8 PM
Tickets: $79, $49, $20 / Limit 8 tickets per mailing address

The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Box Office: (732) 842-9000
Box office closes 30 minutes after show time.
E-mail: boxoffice@thebasie.org

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the event's Web page on the Count Basie Center for the Arts Website.








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