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Garius Hill with MuseCycle
February 24 @ 7:00 pm
You’re invited to a special evening of music on Saturday, Feb. 24, featuring jazz pianist/composer Garius Hill. He’ll be joined by drummer Jeff Tippins and Byron Hedgepeth on vibes, all in collaboration with multimedia artist Jennifer Bennett. 7 p.m. show, 6 p.m. doors. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Garius Hill began playing piano at the age of 5, studying classical music as well as playing by ear and improvising. At 18, Garius joined the band Trayn, playing alongside bassist Troy Millard, drummer Jeff Tippins and saxophonist Melvin Wells. In 1982, He formed his first band Checkmate. The group featured veteran guitarist Gary Starling and drummer Von Barlow. Checkmate went on to play festivals and venues Internationally, eventually opening for Miles Davis, a dream come true.
Garius was a producer and performer in New York City for 35 years. He worked with all forms of media, eventually combining his own music with visual elements such as intelligent lighting and projection. This work led to the formation of Light Tribe, an experimental and innovative project which enabled Hill to combine his love of creative music and light.
After stepping away from performing for some years Hill is returning to playing and touring with a new multimedia group, MuseCycle. He is pleased to bring this work to Asheville for the first time at the hip music hub Citizen Vinyl.