By Matt Micucci
The Joe Chambers Outlaw Band will be appearing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC, on February 23 and 24.
Joe Chambers is an American jazz drummer, pianist, vibraphonist and composer. In the sixties and seventies, he gigged with many celebrated artists, such as Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea.
As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. His most recent recording is Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City. The album was released on May 2012 and was nominated for a Grammy the following year.
Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has also contributed to the soundtracks of several Spike Lee films, including Mo’ Better Blues.
Joe Chambers leads the Outlaw Band composed by top musicians.
Rick Germanson, a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene, who in addition to having four recordings out as a leader, Rick has also been documented on fifty recordings as a sideman with many of the top musicians in jazz today.
Bassist Ira Coleman has performed with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jessye Norman, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie and many others.
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is a seven time Grammy nominee as a leader, and has performed with a veritable Who’s Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles.
The Joe Chambers Outlaw Band will be performing two sets on Feb. 23 and 24, at 7:30 and 9:30 at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, 60th & Broadway, NYC.