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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"
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Living Colour
Album cover for 'The Chair In The Doorway'
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
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2009 Archive

Will Calhoun — Native Lands CD/DVD will be in record stores
nationally (available on the Half Note Label) on June 28.

Click here to order.

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

2009 Tour dates with Living Colour

Mon 8/10/09 - New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom as special guests of The Roots Jam

Fri 8/14/09 - Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat

Sat 8/15/09 - Landgraafv, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Classic

Tue 9/1/09 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere

Wed 9/2/09 - Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork

Thu 9/3/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe live

Fri 9/4/09 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey - Pics

Sun 9/6/09 - Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall

Tue 9/8/09 - Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

Wed 9/9/09 - Fairfield, CN @ FTC Stage One

Thu 9/10/09 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's

Fri 9/11/09 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Blues

Sat 9/12/09 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern

Mon 9/14/09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

Tue 9/15/09 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando

Wed 9/16/09 - Tampa, FL @ Bourbon Street

Thu 9/17/09 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown

Fri 9/18/09 - Austin, TX @ Emo's

Sat 9/19/09 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Wed 9/23/09 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Bar and Grill

Thu 9/24/09 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club

Fri 9/25/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency - Grand Ballroom w/ Fishbone

Sat 9/26/09 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan

Sun 9/27/09 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7

Wed 9/30/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

Fri 10/2/09 - Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag

Sat 10/3/09 - Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Palace

Sun 10/4/09 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Mon 10/5/09 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop

Fri 10/9/09 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Music Hall, Av. Cotorno, Belo Horizonte

Sat 10/10/09 - Recife, Brazil @ Clube Atletico - venue TBC

Sun 10/11/09 - Porto de Galinhas, Recife, Brazil @ venue TBC

Tue 10/13/09 - Rolling Stone Magazine anniversary with concert TBC

Thu 10/15/09 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchal, Rua Funchal 65, Sao Paulo

Fri 10/16/09 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador, Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Rio de Janeiro

Sat 10/17/09 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador or Vivo Rio Music Hall

Fri 10/23/09 - New York City, NY @ Angels & Kings

Fri 10/30/09 - New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom

Wed 11/4/09 - Mexico City, Mexico @ - Lunario

Fri 11/6/09 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Teleton

Sat 11/7/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Festival Pepsi Music 2009

Sun 11/8/09 - Neuquen, Argentina @ Complejo Bloke

Mon 11/9/09 - Rivadavia, Argentina @ Ele Multiespacio Comodoro

Wed 11/11/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Radio showcase on "Cual Es" Rock & Pop (95.9 MHz FM)

Thu 11/12/09 - Rosario, Argentina @ Willie Dixon

Fri 11/13/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ La Trastienda Club

Sat 11/14/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ La Trastienda Club

Tue 11/17/09 - Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock Reithalle Bern

Wed 11/18/09 - Torino, Italy @ Hiroshima Mon Amour

Thu 11/19/09 - Rome, Italy @ Circolo degli Artisti

Fri 11/20/09 - Bologna, Italy @ Estragon

Sat 11/21/09 - Florence, Italy @ Flog

Sun 11/22/09 - Pordenone, Italy @ Deposito Giordani

Tue 11/24/09 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska

Wed 11/25/09 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Palac Acropolis

Thu 11/26/09 - Budapest, Hungary @ Diesel

Fri 11/27/09 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Heineken Tower Stage

Sat 11/28/09 - Brno, Czech Republic @ Retro Music Bar

Sun 11/29/09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik

Mon 11/30/09 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido

Wed 12/2/09 - Brussels, Belgium @ VK

Thu 12/3/09 - Bristol, UK @ The Tunnels

Fri 12/4/09 - Cardiff, UK @ The Globe

Sat 12/5/09 - Wolverhampton, UK @ The Robin 2

Sun 12/6/09 - London, UK @ The Relentless Garage

Tue 12/8/09 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Oosterpoort

Wed 12/9/09 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands @ De Boerderij

Thu 12/10/09 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ 0/13

Fri 12/11/09 - Zwolle, Netherlands @ Hedon

Sat 12/12/09 - Purmerend, Netherlands @ P3

Sun 12/13/09 Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

Tue 12/15/09 Lyon, France @ Ninkasi

Wed 12/16/09 Terrassa, Spain @ Faktoria

Thu 12/17/09 Majorca, Spain @ Sala Assaig

Fri 12/18/09 Murcia, Spain @ Auditorio

Sat 12/19/09 San Sebastian, Spain @ Sala Itzala

Sun 12/20/09 Santiago de Compostela, Spain @ Sala Capitol

Mon 12/21/09 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Heineken

Tue 12/22/09 Lisbon, Portugal @ Santiago Alquimista

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

October 31 and November 1, 2009

Living Colour joins the inaugural Afro-Punk Tour for two special dates on October 31, 2009 in Northampton, MA and November 1, 2009 in Washington, DC. Headlined by poet/musician/performance artist Saul Williams, "The Niggy Tardust Experience" will bring its genre-bending extravaganza to 20 cities in the US and Canada October 21st-November 17th 2009.

Click here for more information.

October 28, 2009

The poster for Will's October 28, 2009 Chelsea Museum performance
See the poster
for Will's
Chelsea Museum performance.
Will performs a solo electronic/Indigenous multi-media concert at the Chelsea Museum, and will explore traditional/electronic rhythms laced with digital visuals and his photography from research abroad.

Special guests include:

Ethel Calhoun - Dancer
Yung Chen Lhamo - Tibetan vocalist, Real World Recording Artist

556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
Performance is from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Admission: $15

Check out the Chelsea Museum events and programs page for more details.

See photos of Will Calhoun in concert at the Chelsea Art Museum, from the Backstage Pass With Lia Chang Blog.

September 21, 2009

Living Colour is the musical guest on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, on Monday, September 21, 2009 -- don't miss it!

August 22, 2009

Will performs with the Stanley Jordan trio

Stanley Jordan - Guitar
Will Calhoun - drums
Rael Wesley Grant - Bass

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA
11900 Market Street
Show times are 7:30pm and 9pm

Check out the Reston Town Center events page for more details.

July 2009 Tour dates with Oumou Sangare

Thu 07/02/09 - Chicago, IL @ Millennium Stage

Fri 07/03/09 - Katonah, NY @ Caramoor Festival w/Bela Fleck

Sat 07/04/09 - Dayton, OH @ City Festival w/Bela Fleck

Sun 07/05/09 - New York City, NY @ Summerstage

Mon 07/06/09 - Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center w/Bela Fleck

Wed 07/08/09 - Montreal, QUE @ Montreal Jazz Festival

Thu 07/09/09 - Ottawa, ONT @ Cisco Blues

Fri 07/10/09 - Winnipeg @ Winnipeg Folk Festival - Main stage

Sat 07/11/09 - Winnipeg @ Winnipeg Folk Festival - workshop

Sun 07/12/09 - Toronto, ONT @ Afrofest Queens Park

Wed 07/15/09 - Quebec City, QUE @ City Festival

Fri 07/17/09 - Burlington, VT @ Sol Harvest Festivus

Sat 07/18/09 - Trumansburg @ NY Grassroots Festival

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

June 2009 Head>>Fake Tour/Clinics in England

Wed 06/03/09 - Southsea, Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms (Shop = Fab Four)

Thu 06/04/09 - Exeter @ Phoenix Arts Centre (Mansons)

Fri 06/05/09 - Warwick @ Ridgehouse Theatre (Bass Direct)

Sun 06/07/09 - South Parade, Oxford @ Northwall Arts Centre (Oxford Guitar Galleries)

Tue 06/09/09 - Chiswick, London @ Metropolis Studios (Frets)

Wed 06/10/09 - London @ The Luminaire (311 Kilburn High Road)

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun Masterclass
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Live at The Luminaire - June 10, 2009
* Watch the video clip
(Flash format, 13.4MB)

May and June 2009 Tour dates with Charnett Moffet Trio

Charnett Moffet - Bass
Will Calhoun - drums
Stephen Scott - Piano

Wed 05/13/09 - Thu 05/14/09 - San Francisco @ Yoshi's

Tue 05/19/09 - Washington DC @ Blues Alley

Wed 05/20/09 - NY @ CD release party at Iridium (see details below)

Tue 05/26/09 - Wed 05/27/09 - LA @ Catalina's

Sat 06/13/09 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Harmony Festival (10pm, Harmony Hall)

Sun 06/14/09 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Harmony Festival (solo performance, Wave Drum/flute concert at 2pm, Tea for Two Stage)

Wed 06/24/09 - Dobbs Ferry, NY @ out door festival

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Click here for an article reviewing a recent performance of Will and the Charnette Moffet Trio.

May 20, 2009

The Charnett Moffett Trio, featuring Moffett on bass, drummer Will Calhoun and pianist Stephen Scott will play at Iridium Jazz Club in New York to celebrate the release of "The Art Of Improvisation" CD (Motema Records). Show times are 8:30pm & 10:30pm. Tickets are $25.

1650 Broadway (btw 50th and 51st Streets)
Reservations and Tickets: (212) 582-2121

Check out the Iridium Website for additional details.

May 11th, 2009

Will Calhoun's Native Land Experience Live at the Blue Note in NYC


Will Calhoun: Drums, Loops, Indigenous/Electronic Percussion
Mark Kelley: Bass
Corey Wilkes: Trumpet Marcus Strickland: Saxophone
Stephen Scott: Keyboards

Click here for gig poster.

Show times: 8pm & 10:30pm
Tix: $15 for seats, $10 for the bar area
Doors open: 6pm

Blue Note
131 W 3rd St. NYC

Visit the Blue Note Web site or call the box office at 212-475-8592 for additional details.

Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar - April 23 and 25, 2009

Will performs during two nights at Jazzkaar 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Sat 04/23/09 (Tropical Day) - 7:30pm in the Russian Cultural Center Small Hall
Will performs solo

Mon 04/25/09 (Jazzkaar Day) - 8:00pm in the Russian Cultural Center Great Hall
The Jazzkaar Dream Band feat. Ray Anderson & Will Calhoun

Check out the Jazzkaar 2009 Website for additional details.

Living Colour 2009 Spain Tour dates

Thu 03/26/09 - Grenada, SPAIN @ Sala El Tren

Fri 03/27/09 - Bilbao, SPAIN @ Sala Rock Star

Sat 03/28/09 - Girona, SPAIN @ Sala la Mirona - Black Music Festival

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

UNIFIED PRESENCE - 2009 Spring European Tour dates

Dave Gilmore - guitar
Will Calhoun - drums, loops, percussion
Jamaladeem Tacuma - bass

Sat 03/14/09 - Dresden, GERMANY @ Tante Ju

Mon 03/16/09 - Graz, AUSTRIA @ General Music Direktion

Tue 03/17/09 - Velden, AUSTRIA @ Bluesiana

Wed 03/18/09 - Passau, GERMANY @ Cafe Museum

Thu 03/19/09 - Raab, AUSTRIA @ Musikschule

Fri 03/20/09 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Porgy

Sat 03/21/09 - Wenig, AUSTRIA @ Wengerwirt

Sun 03/22/09 - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA @ Media Park

Mon 03/23/09 - Linz, AUSTRIA @ Stadtkeller

Tue 03/24/09 - Munich, Germany @ Bayerischer Hof

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

Thursday March 12th, 2009

Unique World Music Acoustronic Performance Duo...
Francis Mbappe - Bass, acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion
Will Calhoun - Acoustic guitar, loops, percussion, voice, flutes

1-show only @ the Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Tel. 212-477-ZINC

Showtime is 8:30pm sharp.
Check out the Zinc Bar site for additional details.

Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun, Feb 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2009

Will Calhoun performs as part of the Stanley Jordan Trio at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Show times are 8:30pm & 10:30pm. Tickets are $35.

1650 Broadway (btw 50th and 51st Streets)
Reservations and Tickets: (212)- 582-2121

Check out the Iridium site for additional details.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Experience performs at Zinc Bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Featuring: Will Calhoun: drums, loops, indigenous percussion and flute, Mark Kelley: bass, Marcus Strickland: saxophone, Marc Cary: keys, piano.

82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Tel. 212-477-ZINC

Check out the Zinc Bar site for additional details.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Experience performs at Winter Jazzfest at Sullivan Hall in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Featuring: Will Calhoun: drums, loops, indigenous percussion and flute, Mark Kelley: bass, Marcus Strickland: saxophone, Corey Wilkes: trumpet, Marc Cary: keys, piano.

Check out the Winter JazzFest site for additional details.

Venue: Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan Street (betw. Bleeker and W. 3rd St.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Will Calhoun Ambient, Trance Jazz Live at:

Neighborhood: Manhattan/Harlem
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807

Admission is free, donations/tips are appreciated!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Will Calhoun will be performing on the Fox Morning show, with Keyboardist Marc Cary. Performance time: 8:45am. One of the performance tunes will be Will Calhoun's composition "DORITA". A must see before Will's performance at the Winter Jazz Festival. Click here for a link to a video of the performance!

Clinic Tour Schedule

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

Monday to Wednesday, June 15-17, 2009

Will Calhoun is a featured artist for a three-day series of conversations, workshops, and performances exploring the intersection of music and quantum mechanics at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Click here for more information and schedule.

Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th, 2009

Will Calhoun is a featured clinician and will also perform a Master Class at the The 19th Annual Chicago Drum Show, located at Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 South Randall Rd, St Charles, Illinois. Clinic is on Saturday at 3:00pm, and the Master Class is on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Visit the website for more details.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Will Calhoun will perform on the Agora Stage at MusikMesse 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany at 1pm for a Sabian event, and at 3pm for the Mapex - Performance is Everything party. Visit the MusikMesse site or the Mapex Myspace page for more details, or visit the Mapex or Sabian booths at the Messe show if you are attending the show.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Will Calhoun is a featured artist at the Adams Drummers Festival, the largest drumming event in Belgium. Visit the website for more details. Click here for poster.

Check out the video and review from Will's appearance at Adams Drummers Festival 2009.

WILL CALHOUN Master Class/Solo Performance

Explore the sonic history of traditional drumming with the birth of technology. Drums can be used as the brain of sound, ambiance, story-telling, and connection to spirits. The class will take a personal look at rhythm, sound, frequency and how the history and future of drumming are interlaced...

Will Calhoun was introduced to the international music scene as the hard-driving drummer of the multi-platinum recording group LIVING COLOUR. Performing with the Gnawa masters in Morocco, Aboriginal elders in the Out-Back of Australia, and Punta rock musicians in Belize, Will has created his own percussive combination of electronics and acoustic-ancestral grooves.



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