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Frank Gibson Trio

  • Backbeat Bar 100 Karangahape Road Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Frank Gibson Trio

As always the Frank Gibson trio never fails to deliver the groove and energy of swinging, straight-ahead, hard bop classics. Frank and Neil Watson have performed together in duo and trio settings for many years, and have developed a unique repertoire of arrangements.

Frank has had a vast career which has taken him around the world and he is a musician who has shown his ability to play in any genre .His CV reads like the “Who’s Who” of jazz and he has played with many artists such as Frank Foster, John Scofield, Milt Jackson, Lee Konitz, Sonny Stitt, Joe Henderson and Sam Rivers. He has played across musical genres with a wide variety of artists from Dusty Springfield to Anita O’Day and Diana Krall. He has played on over 200 CDs/albums and 250 Jazz radio programmes, won Jazz record of the year 3 times, played on 10 other award winning albums, and been inducted into the Zildjian hall of fame.

“Gibson is the very model of a tasteful rhythmically impeccable, trio drummer”

– Los Angeles Jazz Times.

“Gibson is the kind of drummer most musicians are only destined to wish for in this life”

– excerpt from Jazz Forum.


Neil Watson - Guitar
Cameron McArthur - Bass
Frank Gibson - Drums


$15 General Admission
$10 CJC Members
$10 Students

$5 CJC Student Members

Presale tickets available from Eventfinda until 5pm on day.
Cash-only door sales unless sold-out prior

Earlier Event: 8 May
Mark Donlon Quintet (Wellington)
Later Event: 22 May
Zela Margossian Quintet (Sydney)