JIBILIAN specializes in mind-blowing music (ZIG)that appeals to a wide range of audiences. A top-notch act, JIBILIAN is a first call artist that is consistently hired to open for some of the biggest names in music, like Bill Bruford's Earthworks, CAB (Dennis Chambers, Brian Auger, Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel), The California Guitar Trio, Tony Levin Band, Darryl Steurmer (Genesis, Phill Collins), Alex Skolnick Trio, Ozric Tentacles, BUCKETHEAD, and John Novello Project.
JIBILIAN has toured many times in the Midwest and East Coast, and will return to that region in October '09.
JIBILIAN plays instrumental music that he calls "ZIG," a mix of Rock, Alternative, Fusion, Jam, World, but yet remaining very original and creating new sounds that most people say they've never heard of before.
Typical quotes from JIBILIAN fans:
"You totally blew my mind!!!"
"I haven't heard anything like that before!"
"Dude, you're like a cross between Eddie Van Halen and Les Claypool."
"Your music really moves me. It's so different than anything else!"
"When is your next show?" :)
"The cd doesn't do you justice. People have got to see you live."
JIBILIAN was featured in Progression Magazine for the Winter '03 edition, which is distributed in 49 countries.
Gary is also an Endorsing Artist for Euphonic Audio, makers of high-end bass equipment, and the company features the Artisit in some of their advertising, as well as inviting him to the NAMM Shows to play live at their booth.
Gary has performs regularly at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, demonstrating the NS/Stick at various booths.
Gary's influences as a bassist: Geddy Lee, David Harbour, Billy Sheehan, Anthony Jackson, Steve Harris, Gene Simmons, Jaco, Sean Malone, Roger Patterson.
As a tapper: Sean Malone, Tony Levin, David Harbour, Trey Gunn.
Gary Jibilian: NS/Stick (8 string guitar/bass hybrid tapping instrument) and live loops. As of Jan. '07, Gary's NS/Stick is 'midi-fied' which opens a whole new world of sound creation right at his fingertips.
Jay Setar is the amazing drummer who makes up the other half of this 'Bionic Duo.' Jay's drumming is the perfect match for Jibilian's music, adding a complex, dynamic element to the music.
Norton Wisdom: Interpretive Artist who joins us on stage for certain shows if schedule and budget allow.
2001, "Galaxy Rodeo," Brain Core Publishing, ASCAP.
2002, "Oasis Rock & Roots Compilation," Song Chosen: Galaxy Rodeo.
2009, JIBILIAN/SETAR "Anti-Body Reactor" http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX001BXTU6
Live video clips from JIBILIAN's opening set for the sold-out, SRO Buckethead show: http://www.garyjibilian.com/video.htm
JIBILIAN/SETAR Live!, 11-09
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"Former Detroiter Walks Softly, Carries a Big Stick" 10-15-09
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"Sticking To It" Erie Times, 10-28-09
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JIBILIAN/SETAR Full-page ad for Detroit show, 11-1-09 at Magic Bag
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Progressive Music With a Twist
"They produce music that defies an easy description." Joe Ballor Daily Tribune Associate Editor
Debut JIBILIAN/GLASS Show Review, 2-3-01
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Gary Jibilian and Todd Glass are both top-flight musicians which are always a pleasure to watch and ...Gary Jibilian and Todd Glass are both top-flight musicians which are always a pleasure to watch and who are at least attempting to push the musical envelope; a breath of fresh air in an era choking on assimilation and mediocrity. We should all be so brave when considering our own creations.
It's only their first gig as an instrumental duo and even Jibilian admits they've 'only scratched the surface'.
Eric Phillips, Chief Editor for Michiganartists.com
Two For The Road
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Modern guitar legend Alex Skolnick and Stick player extraordinaire Gary Jibilian have a lot in commo...Modern guitar legend Alex Skolnick and Stick player extraordinaire Gary Jibilian have a lot in common. Not only have their respective bands recently toured together through the Midwest and New York City, but both artisits have reinvented themselves, in a sense--exposing their art and vision to new vistas and exciting opportunities.
Whether the approach employs space-age technology or more traditional means, the fact remains that Gary Jibilian and Alex Skolnick are renegades expanding the scope of progressive music as we know it.
Eric Harabedian, Freelance Writer
The Homeboy Show, 8-12-01
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"JIBILIAN/GLASS are doing something nobody else is doing. A very unique sound. A very unique instrum..."JIBILIAN/GLASS are doing something nobody else is doing. A very unique sound. A very unique instrument. Gary is mastering the NS/Stick, and a ton of people are loving what they are doing, especially at their live shows."
DJ and host of "The Homeboy Show" every Sunday from 10pm-11pm, CIMX 89.1 FM, Windsor, Ontario
JIBILIAN/GLASS at The Music Menu
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You have to see it to believe it. Hearing it isn't enough. I usually don't write reviews where I sou...You have to see it to believe it. Hearing it isn't enough. I usually don't write reviews where I sound like I'm drooling, but it's hard not to sit back in awe at the skill and coordination it takes to play "the stick." Hopefully, Gary will stop by a meeting sometime and drop everybodu's jaws to the floor when he plugs in.
Writer/Show Reviewer for The Musicians Guild, MI
Gary Jibilian, Two-Handed Harmonies
Can play up to two hours of material. Either 2 one hour sets, or one 1.1/4-1.5 set is usually best if we are the featured band. Pretty flexible with time slots.
The Absorbing Mirror
In Memory of Doris Oliver
The Disappearing One
Escape From Zulu Death March
Slow Boat to China
A Dream of Reincarnation
Watermelon in Easter Hay (Frank Zappa)
Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles)
Dear Prudence (The Beatles)
School Days (Stanley Clarke)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.