Original members hand-picked by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd have assembled the ultimate rhythm and blues review and have emerged as a powerful entity in their own right. The Blues Brothers Band is best known for the Universal Pictures feature films The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000 and the Atlantic Record triple-platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues and the soundtracks from both films.
Since regrouping in 1988, the band has triumphantly performed each year in international venues large and small. In Europe the band played an unprecedented three sold-out nights in Paris’s prestigious Olympia Theater where the seats were removed for the first time in the history of the theater to accommodate the excitement exchanged between the band and the audience during their performance. The band has headlined at most of the jazz and blues festivals throughout Europe, such as Nimes Fair, France; North Sea Jazz Festival, the Netherlands; Pistoia Blues Festival, Italy; and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, to audiences estimated up to 60,000 in one performance.
The Blues Brothers Band’s album, Live in Montreux was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival and is available on WEA, as is its second album Red, White & Blues, which features guest Dan “Elwood Blues” Aykroyd on vocals and harmonica.
Also available on CD is the hugely successful Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack featuring B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Steve Windwood, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Blues Traveler and many others.
Recent highlights of the Blues Brothers’ mission include performing in Atlanta coinciding with the grand opening of the Summer Olympics, headlining Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans along with James Brown and ZZ Top, and starring in the fulllength feature film Blues Brothers 2000 with Aykroyd and John “Mighty Mack Blues” Goodman.
The Original Blues Brothers Band continues to headline jazz, blues and rock festivals worldwide, on the success of
Blues Brothers 2000 and the hugely successful CD of the same name.