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Blood, Sweat & Tears: 1968-2009 - 41 years of non stop touring "Tourpromotion"

Rick Vito

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 and of course Sunday night Woodstock YES the real Woodstock.

Racking up sales in the millions, BS&T earned multiple gold albums, 10 Grammy nominations and won 3 Grammy Awards, including the most prestigious of them all, Album of the Year.

A band with a social conscience, At selected concerts BS&T awards the Elsie Monica Colomby music scholarship award to deserving students to help pay for lessons or to the music departments of schools to help buy instruments, as they did after the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 when BS&T had the entire high school marching band join them on stage for a jam session—a night those kids and some very proud parents will never forget.

Through there’s been many changes in the bands line up over the years BS&T continues its tradition of finding and showcasing the brightest talent around the world. 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.

BS&T concerts has brought record attendance and sold out shows throughout the world. Blood Sweat & Tears has once again proven that great musicians produce great music, The main reason the band is in such high demand. The horn section has recorded with Jazz great Jeff Lorber for his 2007 Grammy nominated album “He Had A Hat”.

2008 Saw the return of Founding Father Steve Katz to the BS&T line up on select shows.

Also in 2008 BS&T was named Honorary Ambassador of Peace by Kim, Jin-sun Governor of Gangwon Province Republic of Korea.

 

Blood, Sweat & Tears "Best Of - Tour" 2009

08.05.09 - Düsseldorf (Philipshalle)
10.05.09 - Stuttgart (Theaterhaus)
11.05.09 - Berlin (Max Schmeling Halle)

LINE-UP:

STEVE KATZ, GUITAR/HARMONICA/VOCALS
ROB PAPAROZZI – LEAD VOCALS & HARMONICA
TOM TIMKO - SAX
JENS WENDELBOE – TROMBONE
ANDREA VALENTINI, DRUMS
TEDDY MULET - LEAD TRUMPET
STEVE JANKOWSKI - 2ND TRUMPET
GLENN MCCLELLAND - KEYBOARDS & B3 HAMMOND ORGAN
GARY FOOTE – BASS
DAVE GELLIS – GUITAR

 

Bundesweiter Tourveranstalter:
Shooter (http://www.shooter.de)

Blood, Sweat & Tears website:
http://www.bloodsweatandtears.com

 

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