Kip Williams with BopNation – “Time” CD Release Concert

Jul 6, 2010 |  0 comments
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Celebrating the CD Release of “Time”…The group is BopNation featuring: Skip Gailes – Tenor Sax and Piano,  A Berklee School of Music alumni and Faculty Member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Department since 1979. Skip has played with or shared the stage with such artist as Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Milt Hinton, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, The Crusaders and more. Cofounder and member of the Great American Music Ensemble which performed for eight years at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Mike Ess – Guitar, has a diverse career as a guitarist performing with such artist as Jimmy Bruno, John Scofield, Clark Terry, Pat Benatar, George Coleman and many more. He toured extensively with Lighthouse. Mike has worked solidly as a studio musician doing national ads for Crest, Red Man, Busch Gardens and more. Virginia Commonwealth University asked Mike to coordinate the very successful Jazz Guitar Department and its curriculum and is currently on the Jazz Faculty at VCU. Wade Short – Bass, Wade was the principle touring bassist for Dianne Warrick and has made numerous TV appearances on such shows as The Tonight Show, Dancing with the Stars and more. He has performed on over 25 Gold Albums, won a Latin Grammy and appeared in dozens of major motion pictures. Kip Williams – Drums & Hittin’ Things, Kip Williams became mesmerized by drumming at nine years old. When everyone else was listening to the Beatles he was honing his craft listening to Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and later Elvin and Tony. After playing around town with dance bands and pick up gigs he met saxman Les Owen and the Richmond Jazz Quartet was formed. Playing dates from Carolina to Washington, DC the Richmond Jazz Quartet stayed incredibly booked. In 1978 the Richmond Jazz Quartet played 41 nights in a row. Since his inauguration into the jJzz world Kip has played or shared the stage with such artist as Roy Ayers, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Steve Kessler, Grammy Nominee James “Saxsmo” Gates, Steve Bassett, Mike Hawkins (Cyrus Chestnut), Little Feat, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge and more.

Tickets are $8 day of show


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