Thursday, March 4, 2021

Johnathan Blake's Pentad Recorded Live in the Shea Center, March 7, 4:00 p.m.

Johnathan Blake's Pentad

Recorded Live in the Shea Center

March 7, 4:00 p.m.

Drummer Johnathan Blake has built a major career since his graduation from WP’s Jazz Studies Program in the 1990s, appearing on more than 50 albums and touring with multiple artists, including a trio with Dave Holland and Kenny Barron, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, rapper Q Tip, Tom Harrell, and more. Son of the great jazz violinist John Blake, he is a master at combining the jazz tradition with modernism. Winner of the 2006 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and an experienced bandleader, Blake's versatility has made him one of the most in-demand drummers on today’s scene. His band features saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, vibraphonist Joel Ross, pianist David Virelles, and bassist Dezron Douglas. 

ADMISSION: Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10); $8 for Non-William Paterson students and WP Community; Free for WP students. Students can send requests for free access to

Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist interview with Johnathan Blake is free and open to the public one hour prior to the concert (3:00 p.m.) and available for viewing anytime thereafter on the WP Presents! YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel here.

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