$20

Multiple Dates

The Clark Gibson Quintet featuring Pat Bianchi

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Clark Gibson's powerhouse quintet featuring two-time grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, plays Rudy's Jazz Room August 30th. The quintet, comprised of Nashville's elite jazz masters, includes Marcus Finnie (drums), Emmanuel Echem (trumpet), and Roland Barber (trombone).

Clark Gibson's professional career began in Denver, Colorado performing popular music genres such as jazz, funk, blues and more. While there, he formed his own group, the Clark Gibson Quartet which was nominated for “Best Jazz Group in Colorado” by Westword Magazine and released his first independently released CD “The Offering”. During his studies in Seattle, WA, Clark performed with such notables as the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Lalo Rodriguez, Nueve Era, Tombau, the Jim Kerl Big Band and Dina Martin, as well as performing with a host of local Seattle masters.

Clark soon recorded a third album as a leader self-titled as the “Old Style Sextet”. The cd received high reviews and national airplay through BluJazz Records based out of Chicago, IL. In 2015, Clark released Charlie Parker with Strings: The Lost Arrangements through BluJazz Records. The recording is receiving national attention from radio as well as positive reviews in publications such as Down Beat, allaboutjazz.com, the L.A. Jazz Scene and Oklaoma Magazine.

Clark Gibson's upcoming release "Tri-Colored Eyes" is set to be released September 3, 2019. The album is all original music featuring Euan Edmonds on trombone, Jim Pisano on tenor saxophone, Pat Bianchi on B3 organ and Jeremy Thomas on drums.


Pat Bianchi
Two-time grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, has established himself as one of the most in demand organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few.

After graduating Berklee cum laude, Bianchi secured the position as the house pianist at the famous El Chapultepec club in Denver, CO. The Pec (as it is known to locals) often brought in guest artists giving Pat the opportunity to play with such greats as Red Holloway, Dakota Staton, Carl Fontana, Javon Jackson, Mark Elf, Bud Shank, Brad Leali, Pete Christlieb, and Conte Candoli. After being at the Pec for 6 nights a week for almost 3 years, Pat became an important fixture on the Denver Jazz Scene.

At this time, Bianchi decided to focus exclusively on the organ making his national debut as an organist, appearing on two recordings as a member the Denver based organ trio, 3osity. The national release of Art of The Jazz Organ Trio and the subsequent recording Tri-O-City brought Bianchi wider recognition and onto a larger stage as a rising star of the organ. Moving to NYC, Bianchi quickly established himself in the competitive New York scene. At this time, legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson immediately took notice of the young organist.

Bianchi then joined the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder Jazz Studies Program teaching piano, theory and ensembles to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. During this time he recorded his first album as a leader, East Coast Roots, which features Mark Whitfield on guitar and Byron Landham on drums. At the same time, Bianchi began working closely with drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. on collaborative projects, including and co-leading The Unity Project (a tribute to organist Larry Young and his album Unity).

Bianchi returned to New York City in June of 2008, soon after, he officially joined The Lou Donaldson’s quartet in 2009. Continuing to play with Lou, Bianchi also joined Pat Martino’s working trio in 2011 while taking on the responsibilities as musical director. Bianchi is featured on numerous recordings such as Tim Warfield’s Sentimental Journey, a follow up to Warfield’s recording One For Shirley (on which he also appears) as well as guitarist Chuck Loeb’s release, Plain and Simple. At this time Bianchi also continued to perform with drummer Ralph Peterson Jr., forging ahead with The Unity Project. Bianchi was featured, recording much of this material on Peterson’s CD Outer Reaches. Soon after Bianchi released his second recording as a leader, Back Home. This recording features Terell Stafford, Ralph Peterson Jr, Wayne Escoffery, Carmen Intorre Jr. and Gilad Hekselman.

While still actively performing with both Pat Martino and Lou Donaldson, Bianchi not only continues to collaborate with many well known musicians, he is also on the faculty of Temple University (in Philadelphia) and Queens College (NYC). Building on the success of his 2015 recording "A Higher Standard" Bianchi's upcoming release on Savant Records "In The Moment” will feature an array of special guests including Pat Martino, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, Paul Bollenback, Byron Landham, Carmen Intorre, Jr.

Share with friends

Location

Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved