Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band

  • Presented By: Illuminations
  • Dates: October 24, 2018
  • Location: Winifred Smith Hall
  • UC Irvine - Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92697
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Details

    As a trailblazing rocker Vernon Reid is the ideal artist to celebrate the legacy of Jimi Hendrix on the occasion of the late guitar icon's 75th birthday. As the lead guitarist and founder of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, Reid stepped into the void left by Hendrix's tragic death in 1970. Band of Gypsies Revisited extends the music of Hendrix's most jazz-oriented band, and Reid has assembled a prodigious quartet drawn mostly from the soul-jazz-hip-hop collective Burnt Sugar Arkestra for this one time visit to the West coast.