Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Joshua Blackmore

Joshua was born in London into a musical family on May 20th 1986. He was constantly surrounded by music and by the end of Primary school Joshua was studying Clarinet, Orchestral Percussion and teaching himself Drum Kit.

Growing up in Derbyshire, Joshua attended County Youth Orchestras, Wind Bands and Jazz Bands throughout secondary school, with opportunities for European travel and the highlight of performing in Japan.

Joshua was playing professionally by the age of 15 with his quartet ‘Midnight Blue’. These concerts provided opportunities to perform alongside headline acts from London. Joshua was able to hear and meet many of his future colleagues (Tom Cawley (Curios), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear, The Invisible), Dave O’Higgins (Kyle Eastwood Band), Gilad Atzmon (Sarah Gillespie band) and Gerard Presencer.

Read more
Jazzwise magazine:
“Scary Drumming”

BK Drummer Magazine:
“Seriously funky grooves courtesy of Blackmore…It’s dirty noisy and needs to be in your collection.”

Timeout:
“Tricksy beat manipulator”

Vortex Jazz:
“Blackmore very much the contemporary drummer, drawing as easily on hip-hop and drum'n'bass-type beats as on more conventional jazz rhythms, considerably enlivening the whole band sound in the process.”

Martin Longely BBC:
“Blackmore's drum patterns are highly detailed”

Daniel Spicer Jazzwise:
“...calling on Blackmore to use considerable skills and confidence in navigating intricate clockwork constructions full of treacherous twists and turns, devious time signatures and oddly off-kilter grooves ………Blackmore enjoys the freedom to improvise within the rigid structures, one moments urging the trio on, the next holding back behind the beat with a laconic, almost sarcastic insouciance

Read more

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Wembley, London

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

L.R.A.M Qualified.
Currently teaching for Brent Music Service.
Available for private lessons. £30ph

3 Photos

Discography

Videos

Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Premium Profiles

Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis
saxophone
Marco Santilli Marco Santilli
clarinet
Lisa Kelly Lisa Kelly
vocalist
LJ Folk LJ Folk
vocalist
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.