Doc Gibbs & N'fusion
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Doc Gibbs & N'fusion

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Latin


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Artist Album/CD Label

John Blake Twinkling of an Eye Gramavision
John Blake Maiden Dance Gramavision
Erykah Badu Momma’s Gun Motown
Eyrkah Badu Worldwide Undergroun Motown
Brakewater Breakwater Arista
Brakewater Splashdown Arista
King Britt Oba Funke-Cosmo Afrique Karma Giraffe
King Britt/ Kindred Rhythm of Life Hidden Beach
King Britt/ Angelique Kidjo Tumba Columbia
Hiram Bullock From All Sides Atlantic
Kenny Burke Changes RCA
Alex Bugnon This Time Around Epic
Cashmere Let The Music Turn You On PWR
Pieces of a Dream We Are One Electra
Piece of a Dream Imagine This Electra
Bill Eaton Struggle Buggy Marlin
Rodney Franklin Rodney Franklin CBS
Rodney Franklin It Takes Two CBS
Doc Gibbs Servin’It Up, Hot Independent
Onaje Allan Gumbs Dare To Dream
Donny Hathaway The Best Of Atco
George Howard Asphalt Gardens Palo Alto
George Howard A Nice Place To Be MCA
George Howard Do I Ever Cross Your Mind MCA
Bob James H CBS
Bob James Sign Of The Times CBS
Bob James Hands Down CBS
Bob James Foxie CBS
Bob James 12 CBS
Bob James The Genie CBS
Bob James Swan CBS
Bob James Ivory Coast CBS
Bob James Grand Piano Canyon CBS
Bob James Joy Ride CBS
Bob James/ Earl Klugh Two Of A Kind Warner Bros.
Bob James/ Earl Klugh Cool Warner Bros.
Al Jarreau L Is For Lover Warner Bros.
Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Suite For Pops A&M
Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis New Life A&M
Earl Klugh The Ultimate Warner Bros.
Earl Klugh Late Nite Guitar Warner Bros.
Labelle Back To Now
Locksmith Unlock The Funk Arista
Loose Endz Little Spice MCA
Nelson Rangel Truest Heart GRP
Lou Rawls Close Company Epic
Mike Stern Upside,Downside Atlantic
Bob Thompson 7 In 7Out Rainbow
Bob Thompson Brothers Keeper Intima
Grover Washington,Jr Live At The Bijou Kudu
Grover Washington,Jr Reed Seed Motown
Grover Washington,Jr Paradise Electra
Grover Washington,Jr Baddest Electra
Grovwer Washington,Jr Playboy Jazz Fest Electra
Grover Washington,Jr The Best Is Yet To Come Electra
Grover Washington,Jr Time Out Of Mind Sony
Brandy Wells Watchout Wmot
Terri Wells Just Like Dreamin’ Philly World
Kirk Whalum The Promise CBS
Kirk Whalum And You Know That Sony
Eugene Wilde Eugene Wilde Philly World
Nancy Wilson I’ll Be A Song PMC



Doc Gibbs
Master Percussionist / Band Leader

Philly native, Doc Gibbs is one of the most sought after percussionist in the music industry today. Whether he’s recording, touring or kickin’ it up a notch with Emeril Lagasse, Doc musically operates on his audiences with funky rhythms and with his vast assortment of traditional and unusual percussion instruments.

Doc received his so-called”Doc”-torate from the late, legendary jazz saxophonist, Grover Washington, Jr. While recording Grover’s Live at the Bijou album in 1976, Grover acknowledged Doc for prescribing an herbal remedy for a nasty cold that Grover was suffering from the night before taping. Over night, Leonard Gibbs became Doc when Grover announced to his audience, “…There are two doctors in Philly…Dr.J (of the 76ers) and Doctor Gibbs”. A nickname that appropriately describes a musician who truly performs with the precision of a surgeon.

Doc’s love of hand drums and percussion instruments began in the early seventies, when he left the Pennsylvania Academy of Fines Art to pursue his real dream – a career as a master percussionist. Early in his career, Doc immediately caught the attention of the music industry’s top artists, to include George Benson, Nancy Wilson, Bob James, Al Jarreau, and Anita Baker, along with contemporary Grammy artists such as Erykah Badu, and Wyclef.

BAM!!! The icing on the cake for Doc came in 1997, when he became the musical director for the Emeril Live Show! On the cable Food Network. Doc has been adding his funky flavors of hand drums and signature percussion instruments for a little extra spice into the pots of cooking guru, Emeril Lagasse, as Doc Gibbs and the Emeril Live Band.

Doc is a lecturer, presenter on the history of hand percussion from Africa and the Diaspora and the US. He facilitates drum workshops and programs for youth (Drums for Peace), colleges (Percussion Discussion Labs) and corporate America (Rhythms Retreat)

He performs and tours with his contemporary Latin jazz band, Doc Gibbs & Infusion.