One night at Smalls Jazz Club, NYC
Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson’s musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller said about Gibson, “Out of all the young players I hear in the music today, David is one of very few who speaks the language of jazz”.
Gibson’s early experience in New York had him performing with Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, James Moody and others. In 2003, he was a finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Trombone Competition and has subsequently released six recordings, as a leader. His current quintet has been cutting their teeth in the jazz clubs of NYC, such as Smalls, Fat Cat and Dizzy’s Club, at J@LC.
David is busy performing with and composing for many diverse artists in New York City, including Roy Hargrove, Orrin Evans, and George Gee, in addition to teaching at SUNY Geneseo and Columbia University. Legendary trombonist/composer Slide Hampton says, “David Gibson is one of the very talented, truly dedicated musicians on the New York scene today.” Check out details on his site at www.jazzbone.org/