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Primary Instrument: Percussion

Doc Gibbs is one of the most sought after percussionists in the music industry today. Whether he's recording, touring or kickin' it up a notch with Emeril Lagasse. Doc musically operates on an audience 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. Overnight, 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....
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