Gizze is truly a band of the world. With musicians hailing from the four corners of the Earth, Rocket and Gizzae have been playing for crowds across the country for over 35 years! Their musical experiences have collectively earned them Grammy awards, Chicago Music Awards and they have opened for some of the biggest names in Reggae. They have also recorded and played professionally with such acts as: Ziggy Marley, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Thirld World, Toots and Maytals, Burning Spear, Carly Simon, The Talking HEads, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Chachi, Michael Black, Moja Nya, Dallol, Rude BEat Society, The Mighty Baron of Trinidad, Bell Combo and many others.
Working and playing with such a vast array of musical styles and talents has enabled Gizzae to create a unique blend of Roots Reggae. Rocket and Gizzae's brand of jam-reggae is always backed with strong guitar solos, riffing-warm pads and ambient vibes from their lineup.
Some songs are heavily influenced by Soca, Cumpas, Calypso, and other genres such as Jazz, Rock, and Blues. Just when you think you've heard everything Gizzae has to offer, the band instinctively and seamlessly transitions into Bob Marley reggae/blues finale to satisfy the keyboard and guitar solo fans. This is the way to see a Chicago reggae band!
Formed in 1992 after the breakup of Dallol (Ziggy Marley's Touring Band) and Moja Nya (New York), Gizzae soon became a fan favorite in the Chicago and Midwest reggae scene. A Sunday night staple at the fledgling Wild Hare, fans started to come out to hear this new reggae band in force and 29 years later, they still rock the house.
If you like live jams and wicked solos, come dance the night away with Gizzae!
This is a General Admission seated show held in the theater of CSPS Hall. Doors will open one hour before showtime.
$25 Advance | $30 Door
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 6:00PM
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