Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another band celebrating 40 year

Another band marking its 40th anniversay is "Blood, Sweat, and Tears".

From the BS&T website:

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.

The current line up is:

Rob Paparozzi : vocals

Dave Gellis : guitar

Glenn McClelland : keyboards

Gary Foote : bass

Andrea Valentini : drums

Teddy Mulet : trumpet

Steve Jankowski : trumpet

Jens Wendelboe : trombone

Also touring with the band is founding member Steve Katz (guitar and harmonica).

For more information check out their website: Blood, Sweat and Tears