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Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project

September 20 - September 21

BILLY COBHAM'S CROSSWINDS PROJECT

William C. Cobham was born on May 16, 1944, in Panama where he grew fond of percussion from watching his cousin play. At age three, his family moved to New York City and at age eight Billy made his percussion performance debut with his father. Growing up Billy played in the St. Catherine’s Queensmen at the High School of Music and Art. After graduating Billy served as a percussionist in the U.S. Army National band. He then played as a drummer in pianist Horace Silver’s band and toured the U.S. with him throughout the late 1960s. He then left to partake in Miles Davis’ fusion ensemble where he can be heard on Davis classics such as ‘Like-Evil’ and ‘A Tribute to Jack Johnson’. Eventually Cobham parted ways from Davis’ group to work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he was able to further explore his technique and fusion style which influenced many for years to come.

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September 20
End:
September 21
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Yoshi’s
Phone:
510.238.9200
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Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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510.238.9200
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