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Michael Gibbs

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: September 25, 1937    

Mike Gibbs - composer, arranger and trombonist has worked with many music luminaries, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Narada Michael Walden, Michael Mantler, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, Bill Frisell.

Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), he grew up playing trombone and piano and was awarded scholarships to attend Lenox School of Jazz and Tanglewood Summer School, where he studied with Gunther Schuller, George Russell, J.J.Johnson, Lukas Foss, and Iannis Xenakis. Having graduated from Berklee College of Music with diploma in Arranging and Composition in 1962, he moved to the U.K. played trombone for Tubby Hayes, Graham Collier, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and by the 1970's was generally recognised as one of the leading young composer-arrangers in jazz....
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Awards

Honorary Fellowship Birmingham Conservatoire
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    Back In The Days

    Creative Sources
    2012
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    Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband: Back in the Days

    Cuneiform Records
    2012
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    Here's A Song For You

    Creative Sources
    2011
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    Europeana

    Creative Sources
    2006
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    Nonsequence

    Creative Sources
    2001
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    Europeana - Jazzphony No. 1

    Creative Sources
    1995
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    Directs The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra

    Creative Sources
    1991
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Featured recording “Back in the Days”

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Back in the Days

Cuneiform Records (2012)

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Mike Gibbs' 70th Birthday Concert * * * * CBSO Centre review by Peter Bacon There comes a tipping point in any memorable concert - it's that point when the pixie dust showers down from the magic wand. Immediately, what might have been perfectly acceptable and satisfying before becomes over-shadowed by a new brilliance, a new energy, and the performance attains, in computer-game speak, the next level. It happened on Saturday evening, just after the interval, and there are no surprises who lifted the game. The talk in the bar had been “isn't it great, but it would be nice to hear a bit more of Frisell”...

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Primary InstrumentTrombone

LocationMalaga 29004

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/Backgroundnine years composer-in-residence Berklee Collage Music 1973, 1982 one year composer-in-residence Luzern Hochscule Musik , 2007-8

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