Baron Tymas, Mark Wells, Pete Kimosh and Brevan Hampden Band
Guitarist, Baron Tymas (faculty NCCU and Fulbright Scholar) performs at the Sharp Nine Gallery with:
Mark Wells - piano
Pete Kimosh - bass
Brevan Hampden - drums
Come join us at the Sharp Nine Gallery Saturday, Sept 28 at 8pm. The night will be an inspired concoction built on a jazz base, with elements of blues, soul, rock and Afro-Caribbean music. There will be electricity involved, and plenty of rhythm, melody, harmony, improvisation and spirit. You may clap, whoop and stomp. Consider bringing a friend, enemy, loved one or crush.
Washington, D.C. native Baron Tymas is a guitarist, composer, Fulbright scholar, NC Arts Council Composer Fellowship awardee and Associate Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University. He has released three cds as a leader: Montréal (2017), Insight at Midnight (2009) and Blues for the Tribe (2007). He has performed and recorded with many great artists and ensembles and given many concerts, clinics and workshops in and outside the U.S. A Howard University alumnus, Baron worked with a variety of DC-area artists in the 80s and 90s, including the reggae band Black Sheep and the jazz fusion group Cross Currents. Moving to Richmond, VA in 1994, he joined the quintet F.R.E.N.S. , while teaching at the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University and J. Sargeant Reynolds CC. Baron relocated to Durham in 2001 to join the NCCU faculty and the Triangle music community.
Keyboardist and vocalist Mark Wells has been a musical fixture in the Triangle since 1998, when he graduated from UNC with a BA in Psychology. Since then, he has performed, recorded and toured with numerous great North Carolina artists and groups, including Peter Lamb and the Wolves, the Organophonics, Albert Strong, Chris Stamey and the NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra. He is a standout artist, rich with creativity, intensity and taste.
Bassist Pete Kimosh was born in Cleveland Ohio. He has found his voice in many genres, including jazz, hip-hop, salsa, funk, rock, orchestral and chamber-soul. Beginning in high school and continuing at UNC-Chapel Hill (where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree), Pete studied orchestral and jazz bass with John Brown. Since college, he has toured Italy, Panama, and the US with multiple bands. As a member of the hip-hop group, The Beast, he has done over 500 workshops/shows in schools and colleges. In addition to The Beast, he plays with Peter Lamb and the Wolves, Shana Tucker, Orquesta GarDel, The Tim Smith Band, Pavelid Castenedaf, Primera Jazz, Mint Julep Jazz Band and Bethel AME Gospel Choir. Pete runs Deep Sound Studio in Durham, where he has recorded Nnenna Freelon, Shana Tucker, Eric Hirsh, the Beast + Big Band, Orquesta GarDel, and many others.
NCCU alumnus Brevan Hampden was born in New York, to high-level musical family. His father is the great drummer Ivan Hampden, and his mother is the great keyboardist and musical director Brenda Hampden. Brevan recently completed his masters in Jazz Studies/Performance at CUNY Queens College, studying with Michael Mossman, Antonio Hart, Jeb Patton, and David Berkman, Donald Edwards and Vince Cherico. He has performed with many Grammy award-winning artists, such as Bilal, Ben Williams, Phil Cook, Roy Hargrove, Myron Walden, Frank McComb. Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, GuitarHeels, Tito Rojas, Richie Ray, Aretha Franklin, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Nice N Smooth, Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), and 9th Wonder. He often performs in the Triangle with Orquesta GarDel, PrimeraJazz, Conjunto Breve, and many other groups.
Sharp Nine Gallery (View)
4608-L Industry Lane
Durham, NC 27713
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