Joe Locke's New CD "Force of Four"

Joe Locke's New CD "Force of Four"

Joe Locke's new CD Force of Four was just released today on the Origin Record label. The CD features Robert Rodriguez on piano, Ricardo Rodriguez on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. Look for it in your local record stores or you can download from Joe's website, www.joelocke.com,...

Oliver Lake's New CD "Makin' It" is out.

Oliver Lake's New CD "Makin' It" is out.

Oliver Lake has just released yet another CD titled Makin' It from the Passin' Thru Records. The CD features Oliver on saxophones, Jared Gold on Hammond B3, and Johnathan Blake on drums....

Donny McCaslin's New CD

Donny McCaslin's New CD

Donny McCaslin's new CD Rcommended Tools will be released this Tuesday August 19th. I am pleased to announced that Donny will be releasing this CD on Dave Douglas record label Greenleaf Music. The CD features Donny in a trio setting with Hans Glawischnig on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums....

Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig's latest CD Panorama has just been released on the Sunnyside Records. It features an all star line up of musicians including two tracks with piano legend Chick Corea. You can order Hans' new CD online at www.cdbaby.com....

Jaleel Shaw's New CD

Jaleel Shaw's New CD

Jaleel Shaw's new CD Optimism will be released on March 18th. I am pleased to announced that Jaleel will be releasing this CD on his very own label called CHANGU Records. The CD features Lage Lund, Robert Glasper, Joe Martin, Yours Truly and special guest Jeremy Pelt. Please look out...

Omer Avital's New CD

Omer Avital's New CD

Omer Avital's Latest CD "Arrival" has just been released on the FreshSound record Label. The CD features Avishai Cohen on Trumpet, Joel Frahm on Saxophones, Avi Lebovich on Trombone, Jason Lindner on Piano, Omer Avital on Bass, and Yours Truly on Drums. You can purchase this CD at your local...

Russell Malone's New CD

Russell Malone's New CD

Russell Malone's Latest CD "Live @ The Jazz Standard Vol.2" has just been released on the MaxJazz record Label. The CD features his working band: Martin Bejerano on Piano, Tassili Bond on Bass, and Yours Truly on Drums. You can purchase this CD at your local record store or...

Tom Harrell's New CD

Tom Harrell's New CD

Tom Harrell's Latest CD "Light On" has just been released on the HighNote record Label. The CD features his working band: Wayne Escoffery, Danny Grissett, Ugonna Okegwo, and Yours Truly. You can purchase this CD at your local record store or on iTunes.

I Did It!!

I'm graduating from Rutgers University with M.M.A. I can't believe it has been two years already!!

Proud Father

My wife gave birth to a healthy 8 lbs. 6 oz. baby boy on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:34 a.m. at home after 30 hours of labor. We named him Johna Lee Blake. We are all very happy to welcome him into our family.

JB videos are up!

I have uploaded some video footage of some of my performances on the new link called, "watch." Please check them out.

New CD Releases

I'm very excited to announce that there are three new CDs with me on it. You can get them in stores and on iTunes. Please check them out. They are:

Live in Tokryo at the Blue Note - Mingus Big Band
Live at the Jazz Standard, Vol. 1 - Russell...

Finally!!

I have uploaded some mp3 files from my gig at The Jazz Gallery. Please check them out.