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"John Blackwell Jr. - The Sound, Funk and Fury behind Prince"

He is a spectacle for the eyes and ears. Blackwell's slamming tight grooves, popping snare and furiously flamboyant drumstick twirling and cross-arm strokes must be seen to be believed!

John Blackwell, born in Columbia, South Carolina, was raised in a very musical family. John's father, John Sr., was a very well known professional drummer who performed with acts like The Drifters, The Spinners and Mary Wells. John Jr. got his first drumset at age 3 and was brought to many concerts that came through South Carolina by his father. While in high school, John was performing in the High School Jazz and Marching Band while performing every weekend with the R&B/Jazz/Fusion group, Robert Newton & Lotusfete as well as with Billy Eckstine.

In 1992 John chose to further pursue his drum studies by enrolling into Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachuesetts. John kept himself extremely busy and created a strong buzz about him while performing as much as possible with many Jazz and R&B artists around Boston. John was also teaching students and performing drum clinics during his time away from college. John left Berklee in 1995 and landed the gig with legendary funk group Cameo who he played with for the next 3 years. In 1998 after his time with Cameo, John packed up and moved to Los Angeles, California. Blackwell was in LA for only 3 days when he landed the drum position for the legendary R&B diva, Patti LaBelle. During this time John recorded for LaBelle's Grammy Award winning CD, DVD and VHS, "Patti LaBelle - Live One Night Only".

Check it out: http://www.johnblackwell.net/

John will perform the following dates in Switzerland:

29. April 2006 - Drummer Wettbewerb in Altishofen / Mehrzweckhalle - Beginn: 21.00 Uhr
30. April 2006 - Drummer Wettbewerb in Altishofen / Musiksaal - Beginn: 11.00 Uhr
Masterclass for advanced drummsers - limited to 15 participants - Masterclass Fee CHF 40.-
Inscriptions at Tel: +41 62 756 2266 or by E-Mail: info@drummer-wettbewerb.ch

01. Mai 2006 - Pat's Instrumenten Shop in Hasle / Tel: +41 34 461 0232 - E-Mail: http://www.musicolar.ch/admin/content/activedit5/mailtinfo@patsinstrumentenshop.ch
                     (findet im Restaurant Kalchofen in Hasle statt)

02. Mai 2006 - Seedamm Music Center in Pfäffikon / Tel: +41 55 420 1717 - E-Mail: http://www.musicolar.ch/admin/content/activedit5/mailtinfo@seedamm-music.ch

03. Mai 2006 - Boullard Musique in Morges / Tel: +41 21 811 2828 - E-Mail: http://www.musicolar.ch/admin/content/activedit5/mailtcontact@boullard.com

04. Mai 2006 - Pro Percussion in Basel - Beginn: 19.00 Uhr / Tel: +41 61 272 2330 - E-Mail: http://www.musicolar.ch/admin/content/activedit5/mailtinfo@propercussion.ch

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