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  • WBGO & GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: Cecil Brooks, the CB III Band & HOT D.O.G. on 1/29/14, 12pm

    December 18, 2013. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and the Gateway Center invite you to its FREE concert series occurring once a month during lunch time. We kick off 2014 with Cecil Brooks, his CB lll Band & HOT D.O.G. They perform at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29 at Gateway Center Plaza 2, Newark, NJ.

    Pittsburgh native Cecil Brooks, III is one of the hottest contemporary drummers on today’s jazz scene. This drummer’s aggressive and polyrhythmic style lends itself effectively to a wide variety of jazz settings, from straight-ahead and groove, to hard bop and bebop. As a leader, Cecil leads the CBIII band and HOT D.O.G (hot drum’s, organ, and guitar). This hornless trio of HOT D.O.G. encapsulates the tradition of the organ trio while bringing it current to the 21st century. The CBIII band adds horns to the musical cocktail. When you see the name Cecil Brooks III, start tapping your feet, bopping your head, and bending your hip!!! For when you hear him play you are in for quite a trip!

    Bring your meal, friends, take a seat and enjoy live music at 2 Gateway. It's FREE!cecil-brooks-iii-at-the-drums

  • WBGO & Free Gateway Concert 12/4/13: The Steve Nelson Trio

    November 20, 2013. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and 2 Gateway Center invite you to a free lunchtime concert. The Steve Nelson Trio will perform at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at Gateway Center Plaza 2, Newark, NJ.

    Pittsburgh Native Steve Nelson is a vibraphonist who has made his way through the jazz ranks playing high profile gigs with artists as diverse as Grant Green and Dave Holland. Since the 1970's, the Rutgers University alum is widely acknowledged as one of the preeminent modernist improvisors of this generation on his chosen instrument.

    Come and join the fun. It's FREE!

    Steve Nelson Trio

  • WBGO & Gateway Free Concert 10/2/13: Brandee Younger

    September 24, 2013. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and 2 Gateway Center invite you to a free lunchtime concert, hosted by WBGO's Gary Walker.
    The Brandee Younger Quartet will perform at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at Gateway Center Plaza 2, Newark, NJ.

    This quartet has the ability to feature the harp in genres of music where the instrument is often absent.
    Band members are Brandee Younger (harp), E.J. Strickland (drums), Dezron Douglas (bass) and Stacy Dillard (tenor sax).

    Come and join the fun. It's FREE!

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