The Cindy Blackman Quartet Live at the Jazz Standard/NYC on January 21st, 2008


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Drummer, Bandleader, & Recording Artist, Cindy Blackman will be performing with her Quartet at The Jazz Standard in New York on January 21st, 2008 in celebration of her latest release Music for the New Millennium.

Set Times are 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Cindy Blackman Quartet

Cindy Blackman - drums
JD Allen - saxophone
Carlton Holmes - keyboard
George Mitchell - bass

Jazz Standard - 116 East 27th Street New York
January 21st, 2008 - Set Times 7:30 and 9:30 PM
Admission $20 - FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 212-576-2232

One of the most powerful and creative drummers on the scene, Cindy Blackman has held down the beat and uplifted the music of everyone from Jackie McLean and Sam Rivers to Lenny Kravitz and Joss Stone. Her dynamic approach to her instrument invokes the styles of Cindy's mentor, Art Blakey, and her lasting inspiration, Tony Williams. Cindy has released nine albums as a leader including her latest CD, Music For The New Millennium.

Cindy Blackman Bio

Born in Ohio and raised in Connecticut, Cindy began her musical career as a New York street performer. She spent three semesters at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and also studied with legendary teacher Alan Dawson. Cindy moved to New York City in the 80's and since that time, she has been seen and heard by millions of people all over the world performing with her own group and during her 15 year stint with retro funk rocker Lenny Kravitz, since 1993. In 1998, Cindy released her first drumming instructional video entitled, “Multiplicity" through Warner Brothers publications.

Cindy has been touted as “one of the hottest drummers in the business, by the Star-Gazette and is regarded as one of the top drummers in the world. She is a solid, dependable drummer who can easily move from straight-ahead jazz to rock to funk and back again. She's upheld the backbeat and created texture for a veritable “Who's Who" in jazz: Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Hugh Masekela, Pharaoh Sanders, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Angela Bofill, Bill Laswell, Buckethead.

“Some drummers act, some react. Some keep time, others create it. Cindy Blackman is among the few who can...." says Mike Zwerin of the International Herald Tribune. Talking Drum said, “You can be assured that Ms. Blackman will be around for a long time to come.." She is thunder. She is fire. She is energy. She is passion. She is Cindy Blackman. According to Cindy herself, “The life of music is bigger than all of us."

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