florida's pioneer of innovative arts and culture

James Blood Ulmer

Jazz and blues legend James Blood
Ulmer, with an electrifying trio —
himself, Mark Peterson and
Aubrey Dayle — performs a
rare Miami concert.

This Miami concert comes on the heels of his first-ever appearance at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Earlier in his career Ulmer played with pioneering jazz-great Ornette Coleman. Today this iconoclastic genius mixes it up with the raw power of the blues, R & B and funk to create an indelible and unique sound. His previous CD was awarded Down Beat magazine's "Blues Album of the Year," and his most recent work, a moving take on the Katrina catastrophe, has made James Blood Ulmer's voice and searing guitar more relevant than ever.

Click here for music videos, more material about James Blood Ulmer and members of his trio and an audio interview with Ulmer.

"…the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other." Village Voice

"With Ulmer's murky drawl and plangent electric guitar… he achieves a humid immediacy" Vibe Magazine

"Ulmer is a leading interpreter of the blues…transcendent and edgy." Washington Post

"Ulmer still sings as if 20 miles of bad road lie ahead."
Miami New Times

Season partners and supporters for our 28th season include: Aerolineas Argentina; Allegany Franciscan Ministeries; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Books & Books; Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Brasil-USA; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; Embraer; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; FIU Dance Department; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami-Dade College Cultural Affairs & Dance Department; MiamiArtZine; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Network of Cultural Centers of Color; New World School of the Arts Dance Department; Publix Super Markets Charities; Shake-A-Leg Miami; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; TAM Brazilian Airlines; Vortex Communications; VSA arts of Florida; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.

October 20, 2007
8:30 pm

(Note that this event has already passed.)

Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL


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