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Mike ‘Blaque Dynamite’ Mitchell
March 27 @ 7:30 PM PDT
Blaque Dynamite, a/k/a Mike Mitchell, has given validity to the cliche’ that age is nothing more than a number. He began drumming at age 2…played in his first live recording session at the ripe young age of 7 and had acquired a roster of drum company endorsements by the time he turned 11 years old.
He attended the same Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas that also fostered the amazing talents of Norah Jones, Erykah Badu and the late great, Roy Hargrove. Being gifted to play all genres, Dynamite has been the recipient of a host of accolades and prestigious awards. He has received 14 DownBeat Music Awards and his impressive performance credits include Grammy award-winning artists Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Michael McDonald, Bob Mintzer, Chrisette Michele, Terell Stafford, and the “Legendary” Clark Sisters.