John Blackwell Jr | Buddy Rich 25th Memorial Concert (excerpt)
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Watch John Blackwell Jr's full performance at the Buddy Rich 25th Memorial Concert here:
John Blackwell was only 43 years old when he passed away on July 4th. One of the greater drummers of the past 20 years and an inspiration to countless aspiring and drummers on every level in music. His talent, that let him to playing and recording with Prince for 12 years, being a nominated and winning Grammy Award drummer, and working with artists like Patti LaBelle, Cameo, Justin Timberlake, Bootsy Collins and D'Angelo, put him in the list of legendary drummers in no-time.
John Blackwell Jr at the Buddy Rich Memorial 2012
Drummerszone honors John Blackwell Jr with the videos below from the Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert in London in 2012. We had the priviledge to be there and record the show from the side of the stage. John simply played the roof off of the London Palladium on April 2, 2012.
John Blackwell Jr played
- Ruth (The Buddy Rich Big Band)
- Mexicali Nose (The Buddy Rich Big Band)
- Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band)