Tuesday, February 20, 2018

JAZZ THIS WEEK IN NEW BRUNSWICK


Gerry Gibbs is the son of jazz vibraphone legend & bandleader Terry Gibbs. Besides leading his own bands, projects and studio productions, Gerry is also an in-demand drummer, having performed, recorded and toured with a who's who in jazz, funk, electronic & world music, among them: McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Joe Henderson, Hubert Laws, James Moody, Sam Rivers, Patrice Rushen, Dewey Redman, Eddie Harris, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Brad Mehldau, Parliament Funkadelic & Electronic Music Pioneer Flying Lotus, to name but a few.

Lucien Barbarrin tours internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Harry Connick Jr. He made his debut at six, playing drums in the Onward Brass Band, with his great-uncle Paul Barbarrin. Lucien has also played with Dr. Michael White, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Doc Cheatham, Lionel Hampton. Lucien and his nonet were a big hit at the 2017 Central Jersey Jazz Festival - New Brunswick! Come out and enjoy the belated Mardi Gras Celebration with us!

Michael Bond started playing classical piano when he was four and discovered jazz in his teens. He has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, Smalls, Mezzrow, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and many other venues.

Seattle native, Molly Mason earned a Masters in classical voice from Boston U. Molly switched from opera halls to intimate clubs when she found a love for the freedom and creativity that jazz offers. Mason can be heard performing standards, new compositions and modern arrangements in clubs and concert venues across the Tri-State area.