Gabe Condon, a 2015 Graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has assembled a band of world-class musicians from New York City. Combining both his rock and jazz sensitivities, Gabe has composed new, energetic music that both gets people on their feet, and satisfies the intellect of trained musicians. In addition to his own compositions and compositions of band-members, his arrangements offer a unique, jazz-infused twist to modern pop songs including Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feelin’. Their name, the SolidaryBand is a reference to their mission to bring people together through music and inspire positive change and hope in the world. They have recorded an EP and have performed at notable music clubs in New York City including the Bitter End. The band members are Reuben Allen on keyboards and composition, Ethan Helm on saxophones, Jeff Krol on drums, and Karl Kohut on bass.
Currently, Gabe is a Lecturer of Jazz at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He also directs music at All Saints Parish in Corning, New York and teaches and at Opus Ithaca and as a Broome-Tioga BOCES Artist Educator. He performs regularly with Ithaca College faculty including Mike Titlebaum, Nicholas Walker, and Greg Evans. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a BM in Jazz and Contemporary Media, Performance (’13) and a MM in Jazz and Contemporary Media, Writing (’15).
The Gabe Condon Solidarity Band will perform on the NBT Bank Stage in East Park on Saturday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m.