Grammy Award Winner Will Calhoun of Rock Band Living Colour at PS 122
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Quotes & Highlights
“Best Drummer” —Rolling Stone Critics’ Poll
“Number One Progressive Drummer” —Modern Drummer Readers’ Poll (three times)
Synchronized images and film from Will Calhoun’s music research expeditions in Africa, Central and South America move in time to his rich sonic tapestry in this special live concert featuring music, singing and dance.
A widely acclaimed drummer from the Bronx, New York, two-time Grammy winner Will Calhoun graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he received a bachelor’s in Music Production and engineering. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer. Calhoun is internationally known as the drummer/composer of the New York City rock band Living Colour. In addition to his work with Living Colour, Calhoun has recorded and/or toured with diverse artists including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack Dejohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, The Allman Brothers, Lauryn Hill, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Herb Alpert, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD High Life), Run-DMC and Public Enemy.
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Performance Space 122 is a not-for-profit arts center in New York City, serving the dance and performance community. Over the past 25 years what was once an abandoned school has become one of the world's leading arts institutions, an esteemed presenter of experimental and alternative performance and a home to countless emerging artists.
P.S. 122 now boasts two theatres with presentation programs of dance, performance, music, film, and video, professional technical and administrative staffs, a national touring program, an active commission program, low-cost rehearsal space and more. Its name is synonymous with ground-breaking, adventurous performance and a roster of artists that can mark the beginning of their careers from their performances here is impressive.
Today, Performance Space 122 remains committed to finding, nurturing and presenting the best and the brightest of emerging performing artists as well as discovering artists who are creating new disciplines, defying conventions, and expanding the parameters of performance as we know it.