After graduation, he moved to New York, where he rapidly established himself on the New York jazz scene. Seamus has released five albums on Criss Cross Records, from his 1993 debut “The Call” to the 1995 premiere of the “Bloomdaddies,” a “funky, alternative grunge jazz band”, to “Way Out Willy,” which was released in February 2007. He has also recorded as a leader for the Fresh Sound label. "Stranger Things have Happened" (now available on itunes) features Kurt Rosenwinkel as well as Jorge Rossy and Larry Grenadier from the Brad Mehldau trio. Blake is a long standing member of the Grammy nominated group, the Mingus Big Band, and is featured on the last six albums.
He continues to play and record with the Victor Lewis Quintet, as well as with Bill Stewart and Kevin Hays. He has also performed and/or recorded with Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Douglas, Jane Monheit, Kenny Barron, Sam Yahel, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Brad Meldhau, Larry Grenadier, Wayne Krantz, Jorge Rossy, Jack Dejohnette, Brian Blade, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Reed, David Kikoski, Al Foster and many others. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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