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Billy Cobham to Tour U.S. Starting in September

Legendary fusion drummer will undertake 23-city tour with his Crosswinds band

Billy Cobham
Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham will be traveling across the U.S. on a 23-city tour starting on September 10, 2022 with a performance at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. In the ensuing weeks, the drummer and his Crosswinds band will play shows from Seattle to New York City. (See the complete tour schedule below.)

An alumnus of bands led by Horace Silver and Miles Davis, as well as a member of the seminal jazz fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cobham has forged a long career leading his own bands such as Spectrum and Crosswinds. Joining the 78-year-old drummer on this tour are the current members of Crosswinds: Scott Tibbs (keyboards), Tim Landers (bass), Mark Whitfield (guitar), and Paul Hanson (bassoon/saxophone).

“It will be great to be back on the road,” the drummer said in a press release received at JazzTimes. “I’ve really missed it. I am looking forward to seeing all of the U.S. and my fans and celebrating life. I will be 78 years young when the tour commences and would like to reflect upon the experience once the tour is successfully completed.” 

For more information about this tour and Cobham’s discography, visit his website here.

Tour Dates:

September 10, 2022: Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)
September 13, 2022: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley (Seattle, WA)
September 14, 2022: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley (Seattle, WA)
September 15, 2022: Star Theater (Portland, OR)
September 18, 2022: Harlow’s (Sacramento, CA)
September 19, 2022: Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz, CA)
September 20, 2022: Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA)
September 21, 2022: Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA)
September 24, 2022: Gothic Theatre (Englewood, CO)
September 27, 2022: Dakota (Minneapolis, MN)
September 28, 2022: Shank Hall (Milwaukee, WI)
September 29, 2022: City Winery Chicago (Chicago, IL)
October 1, 2022: Aretha’s Jazz Café (Detroit, MI)
October 2, 2022: The Ludlow Garage (Cincinnati, OH)
October 4, 2022: The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN)
October 5, 2022: The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN)
October 7, 2022: Middle C Jazz (Charlotte, NC)
October 12, 2022: Ritz Theatre and Museum (Jacksonville, FL)
October 13, 2022: Central Park Performing Arts Center (Largo, FL)
October 14, 2022: The Funky Biscuit (Boca Raton, FL)
October 15, 2022: The Funky Biscuit (Boca Raton, FL)
October 17, 2022: City Winery Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
October 19, 2022: Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis, MD)
October 20, 2022: City Winery DC (Washington, DC)
October 21, 2022: Sony Hall (New York, NY)
October 22, 2022: Center for the Arts (Natick, MA)
October 23, 2022: The Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore, PA)