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The best kept secret in music



"...Gary Jibilian and Todd Glass are both top-flight musicians who are at least attempting to push the musical envelope; a breath of fresh air in a musical era choking on assimilation and mediocrity."

"...It will be fascinating to hear what this exquisitely matched duo will do next." - Mitch Phillips

"Brothers Groove E-Mail List"

"I have to let everyone know about an incredible group I saw perform on Sunday night. Their show was one of the best I've seen in a long time. I've never heard so much music out of two guys. Todd plays drums and Gary plays the NS/Stick, and is truly amazing covering both bass lines, chords and leads. I urge everyone to go check out this outstanding group and pick up their CD. Jazzers and rockers alike will dig it. These guys could definitely go national." - Chris Codish

"Jam Rag"

"The 7-track album is as varied and textural in its genre as Miles was in his...I would love to see Scratch Perry undertake a dub project with these guys. Cool, cool, sounds." - Tony Tittle


"Galaxy Rodeo" was released in 2001. A partial list of radio stations that play the cd are: WDET 101.9FM Detroit, MI, CIMX 88.7FM Windsor/Detroit, WCSB 89.3FM Cleveland, OH, CJAM 91.5FM Windsor/Detroit, WQBH 1460AM Bloomfield, MI, Koolkats Odd Sky http://www.live365.com/stations/276163


Feeling a bit camera shy


Originally a drummer since age five, Gary made the switch to bass when he was seventeen. Inspired to
explore two-handed tapping by such greats as Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, and especially David Harbour,
Gary was determined to incorporate this technique into his playing.

As a bassist, Gary has earned a respected reputation in the Detroit music scene, playing and recording
with Etta James� long time guitarist Bobby Murray, and Sub-Pop artist Thornetta Davis.

Gary has a ton of live performance experience, such as playing at the 2001 Ford Detroit Jazz Festival, opening twice for Ray Charles, and countless casino, college, and club gigs.

In August of 2000, Gary made a bold switch to the NS/Stick, the new eight string tapping instrument
co-designed by Ned Steinberger and Emmett Chapman, and built by Chapman, creator of the Stick. The
NS/Stick allows Gary to simultaneously play both melody, and rhythm lines, and with the use of live
looping, is able to produce a huge, full band sound.

Gary is accompanied by an incredible drummer, Charles Stuart, and the duo amazes audiences in a live
setting, as was the case in 2001, when they had the honor of opening for Bill Bruford�s Earthworks,
CAB (Dennis Chambers, Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Brian Auger), the California Guitar Trio,
and Greg Howard (Stick virtuoso for the Dave Mathews Band).

Gary has been nominated in the 2002 Detroit Music Awards, in the World Music category, for
Outstanding Recording (�Galaxy Rodeo,� self released), Outstanding Instrumentalist, and
Outstanding Songwriter.

JIBILIAN, the duo, is making quite a name for themselves with some well known musicians, and are
being asked to join these acts on select dates as an opener. JIBILIAN joined Stratospheerius (Joe
Deninzon-Electri Violin Virtuoso, Alex Skolnick-Guitar Legend with Testament) on a double-bill tour
in August �02, with dates in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, and New York. The duo impressed the club
owners enough to be rebooked at each club, as well as opening for The Alex Skolnick Trio on select dates
of their 2002 tour. Gary has also been asked to join BOTU, an eclectic group of world renowned virtuoso
musicians led by veteran guitarist Bill Hilt, as well as Paul Brown (featured twice on the cover of Guitar
Player), and Arkady Gips (principal violinist for the Columbus Symphony). A live performance, which
will also feature JIBILIAN opening the night, is scheduled for November 23, �02, at the Cinzani Center in Columbus, OH.

Gary�s goal is to continue writing, recording, and touring, as well as pursuing placement of his
compositions in the TV/Film markets.