Live & Local Fridays—Cabaret
The Gaines Brothers’ blend of jazz, hip-hop and R&B has placed them on the same stage as Charlie Wilson, Sister Sledge, Justin Timberlake and Weezer. George and Lamar combine raw talent with years of education and experience to create a dynamic performance. George (bass, vocals) cites Miles Davis and Quincy Jones among those who influenced his understanding of structure, rhythm and improvisation, while Method Man and André 3000 inspired his lyrical rap style. Lamar (keyboards, producer) also writes and produces music for his jazz fusion band, Unlimited. The brothers studied at an arts high school in Cleveland before relocating to Phoenix and starting their own music company, JeeMusic, in 2014.