Ethical Brew presents:
Lipbone Redding, with guest Shun Ng, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 pm. For tickets, videos and more info, we invite you to visit www.ethicalbrew.org.
Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding began his career playing his unique brand of music in the subways of NYC in 1998, and he has since enjoyed an illustrious career collaborating with musicians, theater and dance troupes, including composing music for the celebrated choreographer, Bill T. Jones. Lipbone has traveled extensively throughout South America, where he witnessed the power of music in opening the hearts and homes of strangers and was struck with the revelation that music was “the key to spirituality and community.” Latin American influences can be heard in his original music, as well as the influences of jazz and blues. And, just in case you’re wondering, Lipbone earned his name due to the unique vocalizations he can produce, resembling the sound of a trombone, saxophone or other brass band instrument. It’s as if the man carries around a full band in his mouth!
Opening artist Shun Ng is truly one-of-a kind. Born in Chicago and raised in Singapore, Ng (pronounced “Eng”) is an award-winning fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. But don’t just take it from us. Perhaps these words from recording industry legend Quincy Jones, say it best: “You won’t believe your eyes nor your ears. He belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science – his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.”
The charitable cause of the evening is music education for kids, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Jazz House Kids, a Montclair, NJ-based music education program whose mission is to “transform young lives and open doors to the future by offering pre-professional, year-round musical training along with community engagement and education programs for K-12 students from diverse backgrounds.”
Shun Ng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xWCjGjTYOs