BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS with sp. guest Arturo Sandoval
Rob Paparozzi, vocals
Dave Gellis, guitar
Steve Katz, guitar
Glenn McClelland, keyboards
Gary Foote, bass
Andrea Valentini, drums
Teddy Mulet, trumpet
Steve Jankowski, trumpet
Jens Wendelboe, trombone
Tom Timko, saxophone
with special guest
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet
Blood Sweat & Tears, one of the most celebrated American rock groups since the 1960s, is returning right back where they first started - Greenwich Village. BS&T has always been known for blending rock with jazz elements, and their Blue Note shows will stay true to that sound with the debut of Grammy-award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval as a special guest.
A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians.
As BS&T has evolved through the years, it has maintained its commitment to high standards by including in its current roster the most talented musicians available.
Starting out in Greenwich Village in New York, the band won world-wide acclaim, becoming the first in many categories: first band to tour behind the Iron Curtain, first band to have 3 hit singles from the same record, first band to combine rock with jazz and of course Sunday night Woodstock, YES the real Woodstock.
Racking up sales in the millions, BS&T earned multiple gold albums, 10 Grammy nominations and won 3 Grammy Awards, including the most prestigious of them all, Album of the Year.
A band with a social conscious, BS&T teamed up with the Berklee College of Music in Boston to form the Elsie Monica Colomby music scholarship award. This is a lifetime scholarship awarded yearly at the college to deserving students to help some of their daily expenses. BS&T helps other communities as they did after the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 when BS&T donated money to replace musical instruments and had the entire high school marching band join them on stage for a jam session—a night those kids and some very proud parents will never forget.
Through there have been many changes in the bands lineup over the years, BS&T continues its tradition of finding and showcasing the brightest talent around the world. Whether playing their greatest hits, or new arrangements of classic songs, the band provides a night you will never forget.
At all the band’s performances, the musicians are available to answer any questions, to sign autographs, and to talk to young people about the joy and importance of having found music in their lives.
As BS&T’s long-standing audiences bring their children to the band’s performances, a new generation joins an existing wide demographic of loyal fans.
BS&T concerts has brought record attendance and sold out shows throughout the world. Blood Sweat & Tears has once again proven that great musicians produce great music, the main reason the band is in such high demand. The horn section has recorded with Jazz great Jeff Lorber for his 2007 Grammy nominated album “He Had A Hat”.
Past BS&T Alumni:
Chris Albert, Don Alias, Dave Bargeron, Randy Bersen, Randy Brecker, Forrest Buchtel, Bruce Cassidy, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Barry Finnerty, Vern Dorhge, Bobby Economou, Joe Giorgianni, Dick Halligan, Jerry Hyman, Steve Katz, Steve Khan, Tony Klatka, Fred Lipsius, Tom Malone, Lou Marini Jr, Richard Martinez, Ron McClure, Jaco Pastorius, David Piltch, Robert Piltch, Earl Seymour, Mike Stern, Neil Stubenhaus, Lew Soloff, Bill Tillman, Georg Wadenius, Jerry Weiss, Larry Willis, Chuck Winfield, David Clayton-Thomas, Al Kooper, Jerry Fisher, Jerry LaCroix, and more.
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