Black N' Blues All Stars
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The best kept secret in music


"Madison Area Music Award Nominees Announced"

The 2005 Madison Area Music Award nominees were announced on March 6, 2005. Black N' Blues was nominated for "Best Blues Artist" and "Best Blues Album". The winners will be announced on Saturday March 26, 2005 at the Wisconsin Union Theatre. Joey B. Banks of Black N' Blues will be a presenter at this years award show.

Rick's Cafe
March 10, 2005 - Rick's Cafe

"Such A Turn On"

Joey B. Banks-drummer/band leader for the
Black N' Blues All-Stars, Jan Wheaton Quintet
"I have watched Clyde Stubblefield for 30 years, and at 62 he still can pull out some amazing stuff. I have had the privilege of having him in my group, the Black N' Blues All-Stars, where we played together on drums. I can't help but smile the entire show. He is truly a living legend."

- The Isthmus-Madison Music Project

"Dane Dances-Monona Terrace Rooftop"

Dane Dances -- The Davis Family Band (Aug. 5). Jazz, classic R&B, Top 40, and Madisalsa -- Latin jazz/Salsa. Que Flavor (Aug. 12). Afro-Cuban, and In Black 'N White. Mix of reggae, blues, rock, soul, jazz. Black 'N Blues (Aug. 19). Blues & funk. Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans Soul, R&B, reggae, Calypso, rumba. David Hecht & Primitive Culture (Aug. 26). R&B, reggae, funk, world beat, and Blue Olives -- blues, funk, jazz. Rooftop of Monona Terrace. 5:30p--9:30. 261-4042.

Open House (Aug. 6). Guided tours. Free. 12p, 1p & 2p in the gift shop.

- Madison Magazine


BNB ALLSTARS "Live on the Rooftop" CD available upon request.



Feeling a bit camera shy


Joey B. Banks-band leader/drums
Joey B. Banks, from Madison Wisconsin founded the Black N’ Blues All Stars in 1996. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Technology Joey B. has been one of the most sought after drummers in the Midwest performing with The Spinners, The Four tops, and Luther Allison along the way. Joey B. also performs with Jan Wheaton, Jim Schwall band, and Honor Among Thieves.

Clyde Stubblefield-drums/vocals
Clyde Stubblefield, originally from Chattanooga Tennesee, is one of Madison not so hidden treasures.
With Jabo Starks, drummer Stubblefield laid down the beat for James Brown's biggest '60s hits. Stubblefield helped drive such seminal Brown funk-fests as "Mother Popcorn," "Cold Sweat," "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)," "I Got The Feelin'," and "Funky Drummer." Stubblefield's famous break on the latter has been reappropriated so many times that it's earned him the unofficial title as "the World's Most Sampled Drummer." Stubblefield grew up in Chattanooga, TN. He began playing drums as a child, beating on tin cans, pasteboard boxes, and whatever else he could get hold of. After leaving Brown around 1970, Stubblefield settled in Detroit briefly, then Madison, WI. Stubblefield still plays with the reconstituted JB's, and is the drummer for humorist Michael Feldman's show Whad' Ya Know, on public radio. He also freelances with groups based in Wisconsin. Stubblefield and Starks have collaborated on a series of instructional videos

Roscoe Mitchell-saxophones
Roscoe Mitchell originally from Chicago Illinois, Through his participation in the establishment of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and as a founding member of the world-renowned Art Ensemble of Chicago, ROSCOE MITCHELL, composer and multi-instrumentalist was a major contributor to the creation of the body of musical literature that ushered in the post-Coltrane period. Mr. Mitchell has received numerous awards and grants including the National Endowment for the Arts, Wisconsin Arts Board, Vilas Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison and a research grant from Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, France. He founded the Creative Arts Collective (CAC) of East Lansing, Michigan and he is the founder/leader of the Sound Ensemble and a co-founder of the trio Space.
Roscoe Mitchell's innovations as a solo performer, his role in the resurrection of long-neglected woodwind instruments of extreme register, and his reassertion of the composer into what has traditionally been an improvisational form, have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music for over twenty years.

Bruce Alford-bass
Bruce Alford, originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin, by far one of the funkiest bass players to come out the Midwest. Bruce has been performing Funk, Blues, R&B and jazz for over 30 years, and is still today one of the most entertaining performers to see in the Midwest. Bruce also performs with the Rob Dz Experience.

Charlie Brooks-vocals
Charlie Brooks, from Milwaukee Wisconsin is a true “Soul Man”. For over 35 years Charlie has been Singing all of the R&B, soul and blues hits of the 60’s and 70’s. He is the real deal when it comes to being a lead front man, and will have walking and singing down memory lane with his soulful voice. Charlie is also the lead singer for the Clyde Stubblefield band.

Bobby Bryan-guitar vocals
Bobby Bryan, from Los Angeles California is an incredible guitarist who can play any style like it was his own. His guitars style mirrors many great guitarist of our time. Wes Montgomery to Albert King, Bobby can do it all and he has a great voice too. Bobby also performs with national act, Zach Harmon, Jan Wheaton and the Rob Dz Experience.

Claude Cailliet-trombone
Claude Cailliet, originally from Kenosha Wisconsin, Claude is one of the best trombone players to come out of Wisconsin. While living in Los Angeles Claude performed with Neil Young and Joe Jackson. He has also performed with Brian Setzer’s (Stray Cats) Orchestra and appeared on the Rosie O’ Donell show and the Conan O’Brien show with the band. Claude also conducts the jazz ensemble for the UW Baraboo jazz dept. Claude is the band leader for Madisalsa, a latin jazz band

Jimmy Doherty-trumpet
Jimmy Doherty, originally from Madison Wisconsin is an incredible talent. Jimmy can play anything from traditional and free jazz to R& B. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jimmy now heads the jazz ensemble at the UW-Madison. Jimmy has also performed with Brian Setzer’s (Stray Cats) Orchestra and appeared on the Rosie O’ Donell show and the Conan O’Brien show with the band. Jimmy also performs with the latin jazz band, Madisalsa.

Cliff Fredricksen-guitar/vocals
Cliff Fredricksen, originally from St Louis Missouri, Cliff is a great talent that has been teaching and performing jazz, rock and blues for over 40 years. Starting his professional car