The Funky Biscuit Presents
Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project Featuring Randy Brecker - 75th Birthday Celebration Tour 5:30 Show
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:30 PM
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
Watch & Listen
Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu orchestra. According to Allmusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer". He was inducted into the modern drummer hall of fame in 1987 and the classic drummer hall of fame in 2013.
Cobham's influence stretched far beyond jazz: prog contemporaries Bill Bruford of king crimson listened closely to what he was up to, younger drummers like Danny Carey of tool learned from him, and even prince played a version of Cobham's "stratus" in concert. There's maybe no bigger fan than Phil Collins, who has named Mahavishnu's inner mounting flame as a key influence on his early style. "Billy Cobham played some of the finest drumming I've ever heard on that record," he said.
(100 GREATEST DRUMMERS OF ALL TIME, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE)
2019 marks Billy Cobham ́s 75th birthday. “It’s been an adventure, these seventy four years that I have been blessed to experience so much in my life” Billy says.
To celebrate his long continuous career as well as his birthday, he put together different projects and regions he will focus on in 2019.
The US will feature the Crosswinds Project featuring Randy Brecker.
American jazz trumpeter born on November 27th, 1945, in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. He was married to Eliane Elias, with whom he has a daughter, named Amanda Elias Brecker. His brother, the late Michael Brecker, was a jazz saxophonist. In 2010, he married saxophonist Ada Rovatti.
Born in 1963 to Pakistani father and Chilean mother. Jazz and classical guitarist has worked with Sting, Joe Zawinul, Cassandra Wilson, Lester Bowie, Dave Holland, Robert Walter, Carl Denson, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, and Ramsey Lewis.
Formed The Fareed Haque Group in the early 90's and in 2001 co-founded the jam super-group Garaj Mahal; and since has joined George Brooks' group Summit, featuring Zakir Hussein and Steve Smith.
Timothy Gerard Landers is an American bassist best known for his contribution to the 1970s-80s jazz-fusion genre and his work with Al Di Meola, Billy Cobham, and Gil Evans. Landers is a session musician and was a member of Tom Scott's band on The Pat Sajak Show.
Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Landers has worked with Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Crimson Jazz Trio, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, and Loreena McKennitt. He is also known for his contribution to bass guitar design with the Pedulla Buzz bass and Peavey Dyna Bass as well as his Signature Series, the Peavey TL-5 and TL-6.
Arranger, composer, conductor, keyboard player
Paul Hansonʼs musical journey is a testament of fearless dedication to craft and creativity. Over the last 20 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards for what is possible on this most classical of woodwind instruments. As one reviewer puts it, “But he simply transcends technique to a point where the listener no longer has in mind that itʼs a BASSOON that heʼs playing.” His explorations have transcended limitations and created new possibilities-all while making music of the highest quality. Paulʼs repertoire encompasses musical aspects of all modern styles of improvised music.
$50.00 - $80.00
Reserve Seats for this show are subject to a $15 food and beverage minimum
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