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The Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Performs at Blues Alley January 23

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The Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio at Blues Alley
JANUARY 23, 2007

Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs celebrates the release of his latest album, Sack Full of Dreams, with a trio performance at Blues Alley on January 23, 2007. Joining Onaje are bassist Kenny Davis and drummer George Gray.

Harlem-born, Queens-raised pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs has enjoyed a career as first-call sideman, valued arranger and composer, producer, and most importantly, bandleader and recording artist. Many will remember him for his vital contributions to such Woody Shaw classics as Moontrane and Rosewood, to which he lent his exceptional composing and arranging skills. Still others will recall his work as producer/ arranger for vocal dates led by Downing, Rubin, and Marlena Shaw; or perhaps his sideman contributions to dates with an impressive range of artists - from NEA Jazz Master Kenny Burrell and Nat Adderley, to the cutting edge with Ronald Shannon Jackson, to the crossover work of Jonathan Butler. Onaje 's soundtrack writing includes Danny Glover's Showtime film Override, and his song Dare to Dream was a theme for a Panasonic awards presentation. Onaje was recently nominated at this year's NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Jazz Artist, and is currently working as the composer for an NPR radio documentary on Negro Spirituals

Most recently, Onaje celebrated the completion of his album Remember Their Innocence, a recording that reflects the broad-based pallet of experiences he has enjoyed and enhanced with his presence. To date, the album has received high praise amongst critics and fans; John Kelman, from All About Jazz, writes, “Gumbs still comes through as the primary voice, with a selfless approach that is always in service of the song ... Gumbs demonstrates the light touch, sensitive accompaniment, and lyrically intuitive soloing that have made him an in-demand player amongst a wealth of musicians."

Onaje 's upcoming album, Sack Full of Dreams, will be released January 2007, and features special guest vocalist Obba Babatund. Autographed copies will be available for purchase at the concert.

January 23, 2007
Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio
Onaje Allan Gumbs, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; and George Gray, drums
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sets at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$25 cover, $10 drink minimum
www.bluesalley.com
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (202) 337-4141

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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