Archive for James Gibbs III

Jazzy Christmas And Swingin’ New Year! Two Great Shows This Weekend.

// December 25th, 2009 // Comments Off on Jazzy Christmas And Swingin’ New Year! Two Great Shows This Weekend. // James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, Madame Pat Tandy, Radam Schwartz, Skippers, Newark, NJ

So Christmas is upon us and New Year is soon to follow. Amazing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun. Here’s wishing you and your family the very best for Jazzy Christmas and a Swingin’ New Year.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we have two shows that are sure to please. (more…)

Something Magical At Crossroads Jazz Jam, Tuesday 11/24/2009 (with audio)

// November 26th, 2009 // Comments Off on Something Magical At Crossroads Jazz Jam, Tuesday 11/24/2009 (with audio) // Cornell McGhee, Crossroads, Garwood, NJ, Dave Ginsberg, David Petrucelli, Earl Grice, James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, John Petrucelli, Radam Schwartz, Recaps & Reviews, Stan Myers

(L to R) Organist, Radam Schwartz; Trumpeter, Dave Ginsberg; Drummer, Earl Brice; Trombonist, Cornell McGee; unknown guitarrist

Performers (L to R) organist Radam Schwartz, David Ginsberg, Earl Grice, Cornell McGhee and unknown guitarrist

Something magical happened at The Crossroads this past Tuesday night. It follows a familiar pattern this time of year:

As the students who have been away at college for several months come home for the holidays, they bless us with the musical gifts they have been honing in the halls of academia. The energy is high as some friendly back-and-forth takes place between the musicians as they vie for their place on the proverbial totem pole. (more…)

True Guitar Hero, Stanley Jordan, Headlines Fundraiser at Skipper’s

// November 16th, 2009 // Comments Off on True Guitar Hero, Stanley Jordan, Headlines Fundraiser at Skipper’s // Dakota MacLeod, Denise Hamilton, Gordon Lane, James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, Ray Naccari, Recaps & Reviews, Renato Thoms, Santi Debriano, Skippers, Newark, NJ

It was an emotional night at Skipper’s this past Sunday during the 3rd Annual Fundraising Event for the Nigerian Mercy Medical Mission. The community of Newark came together alongside many notable artists and musicians to raise awareness and support for the village’s understaffed and inadequate hospital and orphanage.

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

The band was comprised of such prominent instrumentalists as Santi Debriano, James Gibbs III, Ray Naccari, Gordon Lane and Renato Thoms. But the headliner of the event was esteemed guitarist Stanley Jordan who undeniably brought the house down with his progressive instrumental sounds. It is no wonder he is dubbed a musical original what with his unique touch/ tap playing technique which made it seem as if he was playing two guitars at once. (more…)