Drummer James Gaiters and his band MUV-Ment return to the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington on Thursday as part of their Thursday Night Concert Series. The band also includes Dean Hulett on bass, and Lovell Bradford on piano, and Eddie Bayard on saxophone, who will also be playing with the Pharrez Whitted Sextet as part of the OSU Jazz Festival on Saturday. Though the group draws inspiration and influence from a wealth of musical sources, their sound is probably closest to a modern interpretation of the hard bop sound of the ’50s/’60s and has been compared to the classic John Coltrane quartet. The group is sure to put on a fiery performance at the MAC.
The James Gaiters MUV-Ment will perform Thursday, April 4th, 8pm at the McConnell Arts Center, located at 777 Evening St., Worthington, OH 43085. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance here.
Here are some video insights into James and the band, including a solo from a previous appearance at the McConnell Arts Center and a “behind the scenes” interview.