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Gil Parris

March 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gil Parris, rock, blues, jazz and pop guitarist. Parris graduated from Ardsley High School in Ardsley, New York. After briefly attending the Berklee College of Music, Parris left to tour Europe as part of a musical troupe performing Jesus Christ Superstar. Now a recording artist, Parris has released six solo albums and played collaboratively with over 20 other groups/artists. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and as a sideman with major artists including Dr. John, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell and Toni Braxton.

Matt King has performed and/or recorded with a Who’s Who of jazz notables, including Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Benny Golson, Billy Hart, Dave Stryker, Vic Juris, Joe Morello, and Charles McPherson, and Brazilian artists such as Nilson Matta, Claudio Roditi, Leny Andrade, and Claudia Villela. Vocalists as diverse as Phoebe Snow, Curtis Stigers, and Carmen Souza have tapped Matt’s talents, as have blues great Earl King, and banjo master Tony Trischka.  King has also toured extensively with the legendary jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears, and with late great jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, for whom he also served as musical director.

Josh Dion, hailing from Storrs Connecticut, grew up playing drums beside his father and uncle, both drummers.

A prodigious talent, Josh started playing professionally at age eight and was invited to shed with the UConn Jazz Studies program by the time he was twelve. While he was impressing people with his percussion skills, he was playing piano and singing in his local church, developing talents which would eventually help him stand out even among the world class drummers in whose company he has now.

After a stint in the music program at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, he has made New York City his home. Josh was soon noticed by jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, who offered Josh an opportunity to be seen and heard by a whole new level of the music audience. From that platform, he has gone on to work with some of the major brand names of the music world: Candy Dulfer, Spyro Gyra, Will Lee, Pat Martino, Jeff Kashiwa, Jason Miles, Anthony Jackson, Edgar Winter, Randy Brecker, Bob James, Eric Marienthal, Til Bronner, Jim Beard, Ivan Lins and on and on.

Currently Josh is busy with his latest project Paris Monster


March 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm