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March, 1996
The Outback, Australia

Aboriginal family social grounds.

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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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or iTunes

New! - 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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Amazon.com and iTunes
As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!

2018 Living Colour "Shade" Tour Dates
Thu, 5/3/18 - West Palm Beach, FL @ SunFest: tickets
Fri, 5/11/18 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butanta: tickets
Sat, 5/12/18 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove: tickets
Sun, 5/13/18 - Rosario, Argentina @ Teatro Vorterix: tickets
Tue, 5/15/18 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro La Cupula: tickets
Sat, 7/14/18 - Mansfield, OH @ INKcarceration Festival at Ohio State Reformatory: tickets
Fri, 8/3/18 - Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival: tickets
Sat, 8/4/18 - Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury Theater: tickets
Sat, 8/11/18 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair w/ Foreigner: tickets
Fri, 9/14/18 - Troy, OH @ Willy Town Music Fest: tickets
Thu, 9/20/18 - Orlando, FL @ Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: tickets
Fri, 9/21/18 - Orlando, FL @ Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: tickets
Sat, 9/22/18 - San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest: tickets
Tue, 11/6/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brookyln Bowl w/ Fishbone: tickets
Wed, 12/12/18 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation: tickets
Thu, 12/13/18 - Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran: tickets
Sat, 12/15/18 - Perth, Australia @ Astor Theatre: tickets
Mon, 12/17/18 - Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov: tickets
Wed, 12/19/18 - Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell: tickets
Thu, 12/20/18 - Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid: tickets
Fri, 12/21/18 - Byron Bay, Australia @ The Northern: tickets
Sat, 12/22/18 - Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre: tickets
Mon, 12/31/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas: tickets

David Sancious & Will Calhoun OPEN SECRET Tour
Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater: info/tix
Sun, Nov 11, 2018 - New York, NY @ Iridium: info/tix
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint: info/tix
Wed, Nov 14, 2018 - Rochester, NY @ Lovin' Cup: info/tix
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag: info/tix
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 - Chicago, IL @ Martyr's: info/tix
Mon, Nov 19, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall: info/tix

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Living Colour and Fishbone at Brooklyn Bowl - with special guest Brass Against - Tuesday, November 8th, 2018
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Living Colour with Fishbone in Election Night Concert: Brooklyn, NY

Living Colour and Fishbone team up for a special Election Night show at Brooklyn Bowl — come out and see these two legendary bands on a rare co-headlining bill together and don't forget to vote on November 6th! With special guest Brass Against.

Doors open at 6PM, Show at 8PM

Tickets: $25 — purchase on TicketFly
The first 200 people enter free with proof of voting showing their #iVoted social media post.

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 963-3369

Visit the Brooklyn Bowl Website for more details.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Will performs in Miles & Me Book Party and Conversation in NYC

Book Party & Conversation hosted by Quincy Troupe • Musical Performance by Will Calhoun and Keyon Harrold

In celebration of this new edition of this classic memoir with forward by Rudy Langlais, producer of the Miles & Me major motion picture!

Admission $40 — Includes a signed copy of Miles & Me + food & wine
Proceeds support The Gloster Arts Projects

Time: 2:00-6:00PM

Seating is limited, so RSVP today.

Purchase Tickets

Harlem Arts Salon
1925 7th Ave (between 116 & 117 Streets) suite 7L
New York, NY 10026
(212) 749-7771

See the Harlem Arts Salon Blog for more information, and to confirm details.

Drum Fest International Ralph Angelillo 2018
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Will Plays Drum Fest International Ralph Angelillo 2018 in Quebec, Canada

Drum Fest International Ralph Angelillo is a two-day festival featuring the best drummers in the world — Will plays on October 20th.

Palais Montcalm
995, place d'Youville
Quebec City, Québec G1R 3P1, Canada
telephone: (514) 452-0884

Visit the Drum Fest Facebook page, or the Palais Montcalm Website (in French) for more details.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Nona Hendryx
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Will Performs with Nona Hendryx in NYC

Nona Hendryx's We the People, on its second evening, features Nona as her "digital citizen" alter ego. Note: We the People is held on two evenings, but Will performs with Nona on the 11th.


Nona Hendryx (Digital Citizen)
Will Calhoun (Drummer w/Living Colour)
Soulflower (HipHop poet)
Wen-na Tsao AKA N*7
Claire Lim AKA Dolltrick

Doors open at 6PM, Show at 7PM

Tickets: $15

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-8500

Visit the Joe's Pub page for more details.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Will performs at Jazz in the Valley festival, Poughkeepsie, NY

Jazz in the Valley is a daylong celebration, held at two stages on a nine-acre green oasis in downtown Poughkeepsie. Will appears as a featured performer with Rachiim Ausar-Sahu's "Mi Afrika, Mi Corozon" project at the festival.

"This work represents a twenty-five year journey into some of the Afrikan cultural and religious sources of the jazz, blues and dance music expressions of the mid to late 20th century. The instrumentation of four horns, Afikan kora, piano, drum kit, expanded African and Latin percussion with 3 players, and vibraphone provides for a broad array of colors, textures and feels that point straight to Mother Afrika."

Rachiim Ausar-Sahu - double bass, composer
Benito Gonzalez - piano
Will Calhoun - drums
Salieu Suso - Kora
Neil Clarke - African percussion
Ayanda Clarke - African percussion
Bryan Carrott - vibraphone
Andre Murcheson - trombone
Anthony Ware - reeds
Irwin Hall - reeds
Jason Marshall - reeds
Ron McBee - percussion

Noon to 6:00 pm (gates open at 11AM.)
Rachiim Ausar-Sahu's "Mi Afrika, Mi Corozon" will be held at 4PM on the Main Stage.

Tickets: Advance general admission is $50.00; $60.00 at the gate; $20.00 for students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased on the festival's Website.

Jazz in the Valley
Waryas Park
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 384-6350

Visit the Jazz in the Valley Website or e-mail info@transartinc.org for more information, and transportation options.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Francis Mbappe, Will Calhoun, and Pattick De Caumette - Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Shrine, NYC
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Will Part of Trio in NYC

Join Will Calhoun, Francis Mbappe and Pattick De Caumette for a night of African Electronic/Acoustic Ambient Funk!

Time: 9 PM to 11PM

Tickets: Call the Shrine for ticket information

Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (between 133-134 St)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807

Visit the Shrine Bar & Restaurant Website for more details.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Poster: Power of Music is a transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the powerful healing force of music.- Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Will performs in The Power of Music Concert Series in NYC

Power of Music is a transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the powerful healing force of music. Dina Fanai & Bob Kinkel will be performing with Daniel Trush & Gerry Powers of Daniel's Music Foundation, and are honored to be joined by 3 other extraordinary artists...

Will Calhoun
Sasha Lazard
Anais Reno

...with Alex Alexander on percussion, and Peter Sachon on cello.

Time: 7PM

Tickets: $20 Suggested Donation, all proceeds go to Daniel's Music Foundation

Reserve tickets here. Please be advised that we are expecting a full house, so please reserve your tickets and get there early to insure admittance.

Carroll Place
157 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 260-1700

Visit the Daniel's Music Foundation Website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Poster: BBQ Dance Contest with celebrity judge George Faison (choreographer for the Wiz) - Monday, June 25, 2018
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Will joins Special Guests for Mississippi Blues & Dance Party Fundraiser, a Benefit for the Gloster Arts Project

BBQ Dance Contest with celebrity judge George Faison (choreographer for the Wiz)
$350 Grand Prize

BBQ buffet + cash bar

Admission: $100 (tax deductible)

The Bridge Room
Dinosaur Barbecue
700 W 125 Street

Visit the Gloster Arts Project Website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Poster: Will Calhoun Quintet atDizzy
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Will Calhoun Quintet at Lincoln Center, NYC

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

Will Calhoun - Drums
Buster Williams - Bass
Donald Vega - Piano
Troy Roberts - Tenor Saxophone
Eric Person - Alto Saxophone

Shows are at 7:30PM and 9:30PM
$35 Cover, $25 Students
Tickets: (212) 258-9595

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 5th Floor
Broadway and 60th Street
New York, NY 10019

Check out the Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola page for more information and reservations.

Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2018

Stone Raiders Live: Jean-Paul Bourelly, Darryl Jones, and Will Calhoun. March 23 & 24, 2018. The World Stage - Leimert Park, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 * www.theworldstage.org
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Stone Raiders Live in LA

A rock trio with muscular grooves and provocative lyrics, Stone Raiders infuses sonic innovation and social commentary into rock and roll through the vortex of the blues.

Stone Raiders are:

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Guitar and Vocals
Darryl Jones - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums
First Set: 9:00 p.m., Second Set: 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20

The World Stage - Leimert Park
4321 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Telephone: (323) 293-2451

Visit Tockify for more info: Friday, March 23, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018

Also check out the Stone Raiders Facebook page.

Check out this review:
The Los Angeles Beat, "Truth! Stone Raiders at Leimert Park," April 3, 2018

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

WesFest 13 * March 8, 2018 * Doors open 7PM, show at 7:30PM * Location: Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.), Featuring HEAD>>FAKE with Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun, WesFest All-Stars: Bryan Beller, Mike Keneally, Joe Travers, Rick Musallam, Griff Peters, Colin Kenan, The CC Ellis Band: 2017 Wes Wehmiller Scholar * $30 Online pre-sale weswehmiller.net, $35 D.O.S. at S.I.R.
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HEAD>>FAKE plays WesFest 13 in LA, a Berklee College of Music benefit

HEAD>>FAKE, composed of Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun, will headline WesFest — an annual fundraising event to support the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship Fund at Berklee College of Music.

Doors open 7PM, Show 7:30 PM to 11:55 PM
general admission is $30

Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.)
6465 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Telehone: (323) 957-5460

Check out the WesFest page for more information, and purchase tickets.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Living Colour will be a featured performer at "The Music of Led Zeppelin", the 15th annual tribute concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The series benefits music education for underprivileged youth while celebrating the oeuvre of a legendary artist. This year's event focuses on rock n' roll pioneers Led Zeppelin and features 21 performers playing tribute to the group. Showtime is 8pm and ticket costs range from $48 to $175, with special VIP packages also available.

For more information and tickets, please visit:

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

03.03.18 * Zig Zag Power Trigh: Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs, Will Calhoun -- with Stephon Alexander
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Zig Zag Power Trio in RI

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

The Trio will be joined on saxophone by special guest, Stephon Alexander.

8pm to 10pm
Tickets: advanced $15, at the door $18

Fête Lounge at Fête Music Hall
103 Dike St.
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 383-1112

Visit the Fête Music Hall Website for further information and tickets.

Check out this review:
Something Else Reviews, "Zig Zag Power Trio, Aaron Comess, Sofia Trio + Others: Five for the Road," March 5, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Will and Friends in an Evening of Performance and Poetry in CA

Experience a vibrant, inspiring evening of poetry and performance with two-time Grammy winning musician and co-founding member of the genre-busting rock band Living Colour, Will Calhoun; acclaimed poets and performers Monica Sok, Danez Smith, and Julian Talamantez Brolaski. These artists use words and music to break boundaries and erase stereotypes; express painful histories and contemporary injustices; and shape new ways for us to see and be seen.

Show at 7PM. Gates open one hour prior to showtime. Seating 30 minutes prior.

$10 general public / free for kides under 12, students with ID, and Montalvo Members

Members: RSVP to Chris Wilcox: cwilcox@montalvoarts.org or 408-961-5849

Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

For more information and tickets, please visit the Montalvo Arts Center Website, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Will plays San Jose Jazz Winterfest on the "Sonic Runway"

6PM to 7PM
This event is free and open to the public

Sonic Runway, on the San Jose Town Hall Plaza
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

Check out Will's San Jose Jazz page for more information.


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

Will Calhoun Masterclass in Sao Pãulo, Brazil
Masterclass with Will Calhoun * Estúdio Minério de Ferro, Belo Horizonte - MG / Brazil
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Brazilian drum and percussion school (IBVF) presents a Will Calhoun Masterclass — only 20 students will be permitted!

@ 20H

Rubens Barsotti Room
Rua Min. Ferreira Alves, 646
Pompéia, Sao Pãulo - SP

For more information:
Telephone: 11.3864 3509
e-mail: eventos@ibvf.com.br
Website: ibvf.com.br

Two-hour Masterclass with Will Calhoun in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Masterclass with Will Calhoun * Estúdio Minério de Ferro, Belo Horizonte - MG / Brazil
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

@ 19:30H
Tickets: (31) 98899-5412

Estúdio Minério de Ferro
Rua Desembargador Assis Rocha
Belo Horizonte - MG / Brazil

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