On Monday, Aug. 12, jazz vocalist Dwight Trible will perform at Luna’s Café as part of the Nebraska Mondays jazz series, created and hosted by Ross Hammond.
Trible directs the Horace Tapscott Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra, and is the vocalist for the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, and he’s worked with Charles Lloyd, Kenny Burrell and Kahil El’Zabar, but he doesn’t stop there. He’s collaborated with contemporary soul artists LA Reid and DJ Rogers.
It’s been said that he uses his voice not just to entertain, but to bring people together, and that’s evident on songs like “O-o-h Child,” a song made popular in 1970 by the Five Stairsteps, a Chicago-based soul group. Trible’s version takes it to a different level, and really gets to the heart of the song, using his voice to lead the way.
His awards include artist of the year, album of the year and worldwide album of the year for his 2004 recording “Living Water.” In addition to these accolades, Trible is known for his humanitarian work.
To hear Trible on a recording is not at all the same as hearing him perform live. He incorporates his entire body in each performance. His ear is always tuned to the jazz instrumentalists, as though waiting for the appropriate spot to re-enter the song.
Originally from Cleveland, Trible’s called the Los Angeles area home for more than 20 years, where he’s a respected performer and collaborator whose music has sometimes been called soulful jazz – but don’t be too quick to label him or his performance.
Trible will be joined by Hammond on guitar, Dax Compise on drums, Kerry Kashiwagi on bass and Cliff Childers on trombone.
Kevin Corcoran and Wes Steed, the duo known as Fibers, will also perform. The cover is $10 for this special event.