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.
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. 2006 has brought record attendance and sold out shows. 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 album. 2007 also brings the bands first World Tour in many years. 2008 saw the return of Founding Father Steve Katz to the BS&T line up.
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".
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