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Gerard Gibbs

Gerard William Gibbs, born November 16th 1967, has been a lover of Jazz ever since his father introduced him at the tender age of three to the music of the late Jazz organist, Richard "Groove" Holmes. At age seven, when he later had the opportunity to meet Holmes, Gerard grew to idolize Holmes. He knew then that one day, he would play Jazz just like his idol.

Gerard Gibbs, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, is a product of the Detroit Public Schools. He began his musical training in classical Piano at the age of nine. Although he took to this musical style fairly quickly, his interest in performing Jazz never waned

Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman

Read "Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman" reviewed by Martin Longley

Caetano Veloso Brooklyn Academy Of Music April 12, 2019 Always essential for the local Brazilian community, but also far beyond, into the general music enthusiast zone, singer and songwriter Caetano Veloso made one of his occasional visits to NYC, presenting the Ofertório show. Essentially, this involved his three musical sons, ...

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2018 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit

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2018 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit featuring Tony Monaco, Gerard Gibbs, and Dr. Lonnie Smith Hope College Holland, Michigan March 9-11, 2018 Back in the fall of 2016, a small liberal arts college on the banks of Lake Michigan decided to serve as the epicenter of activity aimed at gaining more ...

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2016 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit

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Jazz Organ Summit Hope College Holland, Michigan September 9-10, 2016 Located in Western Michigan along the banks of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa, the small college town of Holland is not the type of place you might imagine for a gathering of musicians, students and jazz organ aficionados. Nonetheless, this quaint spot ...

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James Carter At Chris' Jazz Cafe On November 8 & 9, 2013

James Carter At Chris' Jazz Cafe On November 8 & 9, 2013

Chris' Jazz Cafe presents saxophonist James Carter, on November 8 & 9, 2013. Showtime are 8:00 and 10:00 p.m., tickets are $30/$25. James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past ...

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Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, August 4-5, 2012

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Newport Jazz FestivalFort Adams State ParkNewport, RIAugust 4-5, 2012Having a celebration for the 70th birthday of an amazing musician--drummer Jack DeJohnette--was an outstanding feature of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. The drummer was featured in two sets in a single day (Saturday), first with a band he has been ...

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Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

Read "Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012" reviewed by Greg Thomas

Festival International de Jazz de MontréalMontréal, CanadaJune 28-July 7, 2012From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...

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Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, August 4, 2012

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Newport Jazz FestivalFort Adams State ParkNewport, RIAugust 4, 2012 “Yeah that's what I'm talking about, Newport!" the bright-smiled Cuban conga player said with enthusiasm, as the crowd he encouraged to dance clapped a beat to his liking. Amid the vortex of sound that is the Newport Jazz Festival--three stages hosting ...

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James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads

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James Carter Organ Trio At the Crossroads Emarcy Records 2011 Jazz has many faces. Some are searching and expansive, like those of alto saxophonists Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, seeking the outer edges of the music. Some are reverent and deferential, like the Modern Jazz Quartet and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads

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A ubiquitous presence in the mid-1990s, saxophonist James Carter faded from the limelight when Atlantic Records disbanded its jazz department in 2000. Undeterred, Carter forged ahead, eventually signing with EmArcy Records in 2008, turning misfortune into opportunity. In addition to releasing Carter's engaging Present Tense the same year, the label also issued his long-awaited premiere of ...


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