James Gibbs and Friends
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James Gibbs and Friends

East Orange, New Jersey, United States | SELF

East Orange, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Band Jazz R&B




"New Brunswick Jazz Project"

A List of past events including me and my group as headliners in New Brunswick - New Brunswick Jazz Project

"Performing Live at the famous Indigo Blue in London, England with 8 time R&B Grammy nominee Joe Thomas 2012"

Check out our Valentine's Day 2012 show in London, England with 8 time Grammy nominee Joe Thomas. James Gibbs III takes a blazing trumpet solo on Frankie Beverly and Mays' I Can't Get Over You. - Joe Thomas - Youtube

"Brian Kirk and the Jirks New Jersey number one cover band!"

If you wanna find out where the best bands in New Jersey play check us out! - Brian Kirk

"James Gibbs headlining with up and coming tenor saxophonist Jordan Richardson"

Headlining in St. Petersburg, Florida with Jordan Richardson. - Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida

"Danny Petroni and the Double Penetration Band"

Write up and reviews about Danny Petroni and hos Double Penetration band. - New Jersey Jazz and Blues Foundation

"Arabesque Records promo about Radam Schwartz record release"

Record release with Radam Schwartz. - Arabesque Records

"Young Jazz Headliners Photo Shoot at the Priory Restaurant in Newark, NJ"

Photo shoot headed by jazz columnist for the Newark Star Ledger George Kanzler in 1999. With Photo by William Perlman
(From left) James Gibbs III, Miri Ben-Ari, B.B. Lenz, Adam H. Niewood and Winston Byrd are all pursuing careers in jazz.
- George Kanzler

"Performing Tiger Man at Cecil's Jazz Club with Blues Man Dean Shot with Tia Fuller on saxophone"

Sitting in with Dean Shot for his birthday celebration at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, NJ. - YouTube


Jackie Johnson “Bossacona” (Satellite Five Records)
Hunter Hayes “New Jersey Theme Song” (Independent) Radam Schwartz “Conspiracy For Positivity” (Blue Ark Records)
Nat Simpkins/Henri Smith Band “Live At Cecils” (Bluejay Records)
James Gibbs III “Relaxin’” (Independent)
Black I “For You” (P.W.I. Entertainment)
Radam Schwartz “Conspiracy For Positivity 2 (High Note Records)
The Lab Addicts “The Lab Addicts” (Independent)
Stephen “Lovell” McLean “Live At Cecils” (Independent)
David ‘Pic’ Conley (of “Surface”) - “Birds Of Paradise” (Flow Records)
Dana Edelman “Blue Roses” (Independent)
Radam Schwartz “Conspiracy With Voices” (Arabesque Records)
James Gibbs III “The Gift Of Life” (Independent)
Wyclef Jean “Alcoholics Anonymous” (Jive Records)
Lylit “The Plan” (Kedar Entertainment Group)
Showta “ ” (Universal Records)



James Gibbs III who currently tours with 8 time Grammy nominated singer/song writer Joe Thomas - was born in Newark, and raised in Irvington New Jersey. He began playing the trumpet at the age of 14 began his jazz training at The New Brunswick Jazz Institute under instructor and legendary organist Radam Schwartz. James was discovered by the late great jazz singer, arranger, composer, band leader, and actress Dr. Betty Carter at the Five Spot in NYC. He studied with Betty and performed jazz concerts at the B.AM. (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and The Kennedy Center with other young amateur/professional musicians from all over the world. That experience inspired James to go forth with his music career as a band leader, composer, producer, arranger, and engineer. James performs all over the world as a leader and as a side musician with other bands in many venues and festivals. In addition to his jazz training, James also plays: weddings, parties, corporate events, Reggae either as a soloist, or with duos, combos, groups/ensembles and many other styles and combinations. James performs many styles of music from: Jazz, Rock, R&B, Gospel, Latin, Reggae, Classical, Brazilian, and many other ethnics styles like: Jewish, Italian, German, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, and Asian music.. James has shared the stage with many greats such as: John Lamb (bassist from Duke Ellington’s Orchestra), Rufus Reid (legendary bassist), Buster Cooper (trombonist from Duke Ellington orchestra) , Mark Whitfield (guitarist), Sean Jones (trumpeter formerly from The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), John Lee (bassist formerly from Dizzy Gillespie’s All-Star Band), Kenny Drew Jr (pianist), Terrence Blanchard (trumpeter/grammy winning composer in Spike Lee films), Joe Thomas (8 time grammy nominated singer/song writer), Jerry Stiller (Broadway actor, singer and television star), Eric Roberson (grammy nominated singer/song writer), Smokin’ Joe Frazier (former heavy weight champion), Roy Hargrove (trumpeter), Wynton Marsalis (trumpeter/music director of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Cecil Brooks III (drummer/club owner “Cecils”), Cyrus Chestnut (pianist), TS Monk (drummer/award winning songwriter/composer/son of iconic pianist Thelonious Monk), Joshua Paul Thompson (guitarist/award winning songwriter, composer and producer), David Pic’ Conley (flutist, saxophonist, award winning song writer and producer, founder of the grammy winning R&B Group “Surface”) and many others...