Appearing at Jazz in Media! at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 W. Rose Tree Road in Media, PA (19063), on March 21st will be percussionist Doc Gibbs
and his band.
One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: 610-745-3011. Free refreshments and free on-site parking!About Doc Gibbs
He may not be a practicing physician, but Philly native Doc Gibbs
approaches his craft with the precision of surgeon. His informal medical standing came about in the mid-seventies when the percussionist was gigging with famed saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.
Legend has it that, on a break, Grover complained he wasn't feeling well and Gibbs not only diagnosed the problem, but prescribed a herbal remedy so effective that it prompted the saxophonist to exclaim to the crowd upon returning to the stage, There are two doctors in Philly: Dr. J (the 76ers) and Doc Gibbs." Gibbs was also a major on-camera presence on the Emeril Live
! television show on The Food Network as musical director from 1997 until the show ended in 2007. In the early seventies, Doc studied music at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, but was soon on the road with the likes of Anita Baker
, Rickie Lee Jones
, Bob James
, George Benson
, Nancy Wilson
, and later with Erikah Badu and Wyclef Jean. An affable percussionist who lays down exquisitely comfortable grooves, Doc is a first-call studio player and has over 200 albums to his credit. Doc's latest CD under his own name, released in 2002, is entitled Servin' It Up Hot
! Doc Gibbs is also an elected member of the board of governors of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia chapter and is involved with childhood music education through the Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania and Strings for Schools. In addition, he is a co-founder of the spiritually infused organization Drums for Peace, which seeks to invoke the power of percussion in support of global harmony.
For a complete lineup of the Third Wednesdays each month at the Jazz in Media! series through May, please visit Jazz Bridge