The new album, Absurdist Theater, is slated to be released September, 2016. This set of new music continues Gene’s exploration using voice as an instrument in a chamber group setting. On this album, Gene is joined by Thana Alexa on voice, Manuel Valera on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. Over his career, Gene has performed and recorded with many wonderful musicians. Some are: Dave Liebman, Al Foster, Rashied Ali, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Carlos Santana, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Tigran Hamasyan, and Ravi Coltrane.
Manager: Gille Amaral
Ode To Heroes
Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village
By the time an artist discovers their own voice, they’ve inevitably been shaped by countless influences. On her debut album, Ode To Heroes, vocalist Thana Alexa pays tribute to the personalities both personal and musical who have impacted he...See Full Bio