About Blood Sweat & Tears
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, etc.
Racking up sales in the millions, BS&T earned multiple gold albums (there were no platinum plaques at that time) and Grammy Awards, including the most prestigious of them all, Album of the Year.
BS&T has always been a band with a social conscience. At select concerts the band awards the Elsie Monica Colomby Music Scholarship Award to deserving students to help pay for music lessons. The award is sometimes given to music departments of schools to help buy instruments, as was the case after the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. BS&T had the entire high school marching band join them on stage for a jam session – a night the kids and some very proud parents will never forget.
BS&T continues its tradition of finding and showcasing the brightest talent around. 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 longstanding audiences bring their children to the band’s performances, a new generation joins an existing wide demographic of loyal fans.
2006 has brought record attendance and sold out shows in the United States and in Europe. Blood Sweat and Tears has once again proven that great musicians produce great music, which is the main reason the band is in such high demand.
Recent Blood Sweat and Tears highlights include major jazz festivals in Europe and a recording with Jeff Lorber. The BS&T horn section recorded with Jazz great Jeff Lorber and were featured on 6 songs on his 2007 cd release titled “He Had a Hat”.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Chicago Theatre on Friday night to continue their four-night residency in The Windy City.
Umphrey’s McGee debuted “Red Room” nearly 13 years since its release on 2007’s ‘The Bottom Half’ and busted out another Rush cover at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.
Marcus King joined Widespread Panic during night one of Panic La Playa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico which also saw WSP paying tribute to Warren Zevon on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Full Show Friday features a 1982 concert performed by the late Warren Zevon who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today.
The Avett Brothers announced a handful of summer tour dates.