Jazz Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs Has Died At The Age Of 70

Composer, arranger, pianist, and bandleader Onaje Allan Gumbs died on Monday, April 6 after a period of illness. While not confirmed yet, it is believed that Gumbs suffered from complications of COVID-19. Throughout his career, Gumbs became one of the most respected collaborators in jazz. Including crossing over into the genres of R&B and pop. […]

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Onaje Allen Gumbs: A Return Of A Jazz Giant At The CMC Jazz Festival

The gifted jazz pianist, composer, and arranger made a return to the Buffalo area last night as part of the CMC Jazz Festival.  He was reunited with long-time friend and bassist Sabu Adeyola.  Joining in for the concert was drummer Virgil Day, percussionist Ron Witherspoon, and saxophonist Dalton Sharpe. This requires first a perspective.  Which […]

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