New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents the Gerry Gibbs Quartet

When Gerry Gibbs tries something different, it shouldn’t surprise. After all, the drummer/composer/arranger’s career includes sideman stints with giants of straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde, fusion, R&B, and funk. Case in point: At age nineteen he performed with Woody Shaw, Alice Coltrane, and Parliament Funkadelic in one manic ten-day stretch.

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Thu, February 27
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When Gerry Gibbs tries something different, it shouldn’t surprise. After all, the drummer/composer/arranger’s career includes sideman stints with giants of straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde, fusion, R&B, and funk. Case in point: At age nineteen he performed with Woody Shaw, Alice Coltrane, and Parliament Funkadelic in one manic ten-day stretch.

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ON THE RAILS – It should be a quieter, tamer “Walk to Washington” today, following a number of warnings, hard alcohol bans, hotline numbers, increased security and other assurances that train riders will behave themselves. Sure, for most riders who don’t get plastered and attempt to sexually assault others, it all seems a little overkill. But something certainly had to be ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 26, 2020

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The Jaffe Briefing - February 25, 2020

TRENTON – Nothing screams “fun” like the governor’s annual budget message. So, let’s excitedly talk about what he will say at 2 p.m. today. Yup, he will be banging the drum on his millionaire’s tax for the third year in a row, hoping to raise another $500 million or so. That money could sure help, as he wants to give more aid to schools, to battered NJ ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - February 20, 2020

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

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