GIZMO / Common Thread

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Friday / September 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Alissia Benveniste

Most musicians wait a lifetime to share stages with their musical heroes. Hoping to accomplish such a feat while still racking up college credits would be considered nothing more than a pipe dream. But having performed with such esteemed artists as Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, and Victor Wooten as well as serving as music director for such acclaimed artists as Bilal and Lalah Hathaway, it’s safe to say that 23-year-old bassist Kenneth “GIZMO” Rodgers has been living that dream for quite some time now.

Drawing on a vast array of musical influences spanning the realms of jazz, pop, funk, rock, Latin, and hip-hop, GIZMO is already creating an impressive sonic landscape.

Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for good vibes, inspiring one another, and building musicianship amongst each other. Common Thread was founded in 2013 by bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker.

Watch GIZMO’s music video for “White Walls” here:

Watch Common Thread perform "For the One Time" at Berklee here: