Raised in Texas blues country, in a house full of music, the son of Houston saxophonist and bandleader, Maynard Gimble, he began to reveal his budding talent at the age of four. But, despite his early connection with jazz – frequently going to gigs with his father — it was the musical theatre that dominated the early part of his long career. His resume as an actor includes performances in stage shows such as Hair, Forbidden Broadway and The Tempest, as well as the cult film, Crimson Force.
“For most of my life jazz was something I really liked, and I listened to it... but it was never something that I really explored until I moved to L.A. a few years ago.”
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Gimble makes one heck of an entrance into the jazz world, with an
impressive debut that's beyond good; it's quite frankly, terrific in style, swing
and swagger —Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
an auspicious debut jazz album...a cause for celebration... —Jack
Goodstein, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The ebb and flow of variety is at times breathtaking. One of the best for 2013.
Remember the name Jeffrey Gimble —Brent Black, Critical Jazz