G Calvin Weston was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in drums at the age of 6, when he (and his neighbors) discovered his talent for rhythm as he beat on every car on the block. He lived in North Philadelphia where he saw musicians like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and James Brown at the Uptown Theatre. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his Father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia.
At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, with bass player Jamalaadean Tacuma, his close friend from Philly, which toured extensively in North America and Europe. After recording four albums with Prime Time, Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James Blood Ulmer, until he joined John Luries Lounge Lizards in 1990.
August 28, 2013
Studio A Sessions Begin This September!
May 08, 2013
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Vernon Reid, G. Calvin Weston Free Form Funky Freqs...
May 12, 2009
Jazz Jam Benefit for Calvin Weston's Son
November 04, 2007
Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood Schedules Percussion Duets Tour...
November 29, 2006
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G Calvin Weston, Billy Martin & Anthony Coleman @...
November 19, 2003
Billy Martin, DJ Logic and Calvin Weston Tour East Coast