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