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Brian Blade (born 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American jazz drummer and composer.Brian made his first appearances as a sideman with pianist Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and continued to work as a sideman with other musicians commonly known as "young lions.

" As a leader, he has released three albums - Fellowship, Perceptual, and most recently, Season of Changes, his Verve Music Group debut. Season of Changes has received rave reviews and continues to grow in popularity.

While continuing to work with the Fellowship, he is a member of Wayne Shorter's most recent quartet and also participated in the "Directions in Music" band, a band dedicated to the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, featuring Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and Roy Hargrove.

Blade has also recorded or performed with Joni Mitchell, Bill Frisell, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan and others.He is the son of Dorothy and Pastor Brady Blade Sr. (Pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana), and the brother of Brady Blade Jr.

Brian Blade performs jazz, contemporary jazz, soul music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Brian Blade for your event, Please Contact. Brian Blade has more than 16.3K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Kenny Garrett, Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Kneebody, Terence Blanchard, Brad Mehldau, Tigran Hamasyan . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Blade for an upcoming event.

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