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Jazz in the Garden: David Gibson, Trombonist (Quintet)
July 16, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pmfree
One of the nation’s longest running jazz festivals, Jazz in the Garden began in 1965 as a way for residents and workers in New Jersey’s largest city to enjoy the Museum’s Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Garden, providing another cultural experience for the community in the warm weather months. Its popularity now extends as far as South Jersey to Long Island. The series has included both local musicians as well as international stars. Some of the notables who have performed are Jimmy Guiffre, Houston Person and Etta James, Ron Carter, Cedar Walton, David Murray and Lou Donaldson.
Following the path of great trombonists such as Curtis Fuller and Slide Hampton, Gibson, with his sonorous trombone, has enjoyed a career deeply rooted in both Jazz and Funk music. His newest recording, BOOM! (Positone ), marks a return to the traditional jazz quintet structure and features a notable band of young players, Josh Evans, Theo Hill, Alex Claffy, Kush Abadey.