Gerry Gibbs - help needed


Senior Member
Attn: the drumming community

Jazz drummer Gerry Gibbs needs our help. Gerry has been on the Jazz scene for more than 20 years. He's played with everyone and has many excellent CDs under his name (

In the early 90s, he was mugged and his mouth was badly injured. Over the years, the injuries have gotten worse and he is currently facing major dental reconstruction. Gerry and I grew up together - he was like a brother to me when we were young - and I can't stand to see him suffer. Like most Jazz musicians, he doesn't make much money and doesn't have the resources to pay for this procedure. As Mel Lewis famously said "I found that to really make money, you had to give up music. So I gave up money."

I'm hoping the drumming community will help out. I've started a fund to help Gerry with his bills:

Please help any way you can and spread the word.