Upcoming Onaje Allan Gumbs Performances


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New York-based pianist, composer, and bandleader Onaje Allan Gumbs will appear in a variety of solo and ensembles settings in Fall 2008. Please see below for a full schedule of events.

August 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio
The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street

August 22 from 12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio
Queens County Supreme Courthouse (on the steps)
88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Queens

August 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Onaje Appearing with Phil Young and Group
122nd Street between Malcolm X Blvd and 7th Avenue

August 29 and 30 at 9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and Midnight
Onaje Appearing with TK Blue and group
Lenox Lounge
288 Malcolm X Blvd

Latin Side of Charlie Parker (a birthday tribute to Bird)

September 6 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Onaje Allan Gumbs Quartet and Special Guest M.Nahadr
Parlor Jazz
119 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

Post birthday celebration for Onaje Allan Gumbs(09/03)

September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Onaje with Gregory Generet and group
The Gate House, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall
135th Street and Convent Avenue
Tribute to the late great Joe Williams

October 3 and 4 at 9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and midnight
Onaje Allan Gumbs Quintet
The Lenox Lounge
288 Malcolm X Blvd

October 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Solo Piano performance(one song)
Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 Odell Clark Place (formerly 138th St.)
(11:00 a.m. performance pending)

Onaje Allan Gumbs has been a respected and talented musical collaborator for many years with an illustrious list of jazz, R&B, and pop artists such as Woody Shaw, Betty Carter, Robert Palmer, Glenn Jones, Kenny Burrell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jeffrey Osborne, and Dianne Reeves.

Onaje's first solo album, entitled Onaje, was recorded in 1976 and was followed by That Special Part of Me, Dare To Dream, Return To Form, Remember Their Innocence, and his current release Sack Full of Dreams. Woody Shaw's album, Rosewood, for which Onaje contributed as pianist , arranger and composer, won the Down Beat Reader's Poll for Jazz Group and for best jazz album in 1977, later nominated for a Grammy in 1978. In 1985, as the arranger and keyboardist for Stanley Jordan's version of “The Lady in My Life", it helped Stanley maintain the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine's jazz charts for more than 47 weeks.

In 2006, Remember Their Innocence earned Onaje an NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Jazz category.

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