Considered one of the most amazing and influential drummers on his era, John Blackwell joins Turkish Cymbals company to bring his expertise, and his world wide known fan base. Injecting this relation with Funk, Power and commitment with the brand..
Blackwell has an incredible background playing with the most important artists in different genres, that includes R&B, Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz and Country. Cameo, Patti LaBelle, Prince, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Lauryn Hill, Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly, D’Angelo, Bootsy Collins, among others, are the list of artists that John played and continue playing through his drumming career.
Also, his tours and collaborations include Asian artists, like Utada Hikaru, Double, Crystal Kay, and Chinese Rock Mega Star Xu Wei.
Graduated from Berklee College of Music, class 95′, John Blackwell was honored to be part of the Associate Professors roster in that prestigious school. His passion for teaching, and his devotion of passing his knowledge to the new generation of drummers, make him a good example of courage, and dedication that anyone would admire.
“I am happy to be part of Turkish Cymbals, the new best cymbal”, said John Blackwell, inviting all drummers to give a try to Turkish Cymbals products, “You won’t regret”, he said.