Celebrate Jimi Hendrix’s 75th Birthday with Guitar Virtuoso Vernon Reid and Friends

Photo via Facebook/Jimi Hendrix

While it’s hard to believe that guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died at age 27, his singular performance style has been cited by many as one of the most influential in rock and roll history.

While Hendrix would have turned 75 this year, there’s a lot to celebrate. And one of the most talented guitarists of today has assembled a group of notable musicians to throw him a musical party.

Guitarist Vernon Reid, best known for founding the band Living Colour, has assembled his “Vernon Reid’s Band of Gypsys Revisited” and will be heading to Crossroads in Garwood on Sunday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale here.

Reid, along with DJ Logic, Andre Lassalle, Jared Nickerson, Jerard Snell, James Rouse and Flowmentalz will be performing as a celebration of Black History Month.

Guitarist Vernon Reid (Photo via Wikipedia)

British-born and New York-bred, Reid got his start in the downtown jazz scene in the early 1980s. He later founded the band Living Colour, which fuses jazz, funk, heavy metal, and hip hop, releasing their first album “Vivid” in 1988. Their song “Cult of Personality” — with political and racial issues at its front and center — won the band a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990.

Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality”

Bronx-bred turntablist DJ Logic, a long-time collaborator with Reid, will join the band for their performance. DJ Logic, (born Jason Kibler) considers Reid to be one of his most influential mentors. They have toured together under the band name Yohimbe Brothers.

Expect an evening of stunning musicians performing songs by one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Will Reid light his guitar on fire in honor of Hendrix? You’ll have to head over to Garwood to find out.

Vernon Reid’s Band of Gypsys Revisited performs on Sunday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Crossroads, 78 North Avenue in Garwood. Tickets and further information are available here.