Brian Blade Birthday Broadcast

Brian Blade Birthday Broadcast
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:00am to Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 12:00am

WKCR announces a special broadcast celebrating the 53rd birthday of American drummer Brian Blade, broadcast on FM and HD radio and online for 24 hours on Tuesday July 25th, 2023. The broadcast will preempt all regularly-scheduled Tuesday shows.

Born on July 25, 1970, Brian Blade has carved a path as a visionary musician and a trailblazer within the realm of Black American Music. With a diverse and extensive discography, Blade's work has garnered critical acclaim and resonated with audiences worldwide. His contributions to the music industry have earned him multiple accolades and awards, cementing his status as one of the most influential drummers of our time.

In celebrating Brian Blade's birthday, WKCR's 24-hour broadcast will not only honor his exceptional talent but also pay tribute to the countless musicians he has collaborated with over the years. WKCR, known for its commitment to preserving musical legacies, will draw from its vast archive to showcase an eclectic mix of Blade's timeless classics alongside lesser-known gems, as well as interviews and collaborations with artists such as Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and Bob Dylan that offer unique insights into Brian Blade's artistic journey.

The programming schedule for this special broadcast will be unveiled soon. Follow WKCR on Instagram (@wkcr) and Twitter (@WKCRFM) for updates about this special broadcast and future events. Online listening is available 24/7 at via our web stream.