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The Bradie Speller Band
April 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
SHOWTIMES: 7:30PM AND 9:30PM. For any musician at that time to perform with what was then the hottest Jazz Fusion movement band in the world; Weather Report and Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters was only reserved for the elite and most accomplished musicians. In November 1973 his college band The Pyramids opened a concert for Weather Report in Dayton, Ohio and before the evening was finished, Bradie was asked to come onstage with Weather Report to perform. That began his stint with Weather Report while still working to complete his Bachelor’s Degree at Antioch. In that same month after returning to New York for the holidays, he found himself being invited by Herbie Hancock to sit in with the Head Hunters Band, two weeks after the Head Hunters Album was released. That album became one of the biggest selling Jazz albums of all time and the beginning of a life-long friendship with Herbie that is intact today. After only two years of consistent playing and performing, Bradie’s unique style of African and Latin drumming carried him into live performances and recording sessions with musical heavy weights such as: