"Spiritual jazz with one of Phoenix's finest up-and-coming minds." AZ Central 3.2.17-

Geibral Elisha is the band leader of The Geibral Elisha Movement. He is a masterful entertainer and a virtuoso performer. Always impressing audiences with an astounding technique, imagination, and beauty in his ability to paint vivid pictures with his music.

Geibral has had the fortune and pleasure to play all over Arizona. Some locations include The Lost Leaf, Crescent Ballroom, The Nash, Valley Bar, The Van Buren, and countless private events. He has created musical compositions that have been placed on the TV program "EXTRA" (Time Warner).

In the summer of 2015, Geibral had the privilege to travel to London, England. Over a few months, he had the opportunity to perform at The Spice Of Life, The Troy Bar, & The Piano Bar.

In 2016 Geibral had the privilege of crossing over and making his debut in the world of theater. He was cast as Jimmy Powers. The best friend and accompanist of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill." The show had a very successful run (March 16, 2016 - April 10, 2016) at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Geibral was also the Music Director of the play. He was nominated for an Arizoni Theatre Award of Excellence for Best Musical Director as well as Best Supporting Actor for his work. Here is an excerpt of one (of several) reviews from valley critics about the production & performance

"...The show needed this kind of essence and immersion to succeed. Those characteristics allowed it to thrive on an individual plane. Comparisons to six time Tony winner Audra MacDonald on Broadway last year or HBO earlier this month were as superfluous in this context as comparisons to Billie herself.
If that was the story of last night's performance, then supporting actor and jazz piano wizard Geibral Elisha as Jimmy Powers was an equal success..."

By: Jennifer Haaland Mar 22, 2016

Shortly after the play ended, The Geibral Elisha Movement was founded. GEM is an otherworldly ensemble with a modern twist on free jazz. GEM has released 4 albums:
"Rosa Blanca," "Rosa Blanca Vol.2", and "GEM Live at The Listening Room Phx." Their 4th album "Revelation" was released on January 22, 2020. GEM has had the opportunity to open for several touring artists. Some include Julian Lage Trio, Black Milk, Moonchild, Rebirth Brass Band, and Talib Kweli.

Follow GEM on social media for updates on performances.


GEM Livestream at the Tempe History Museum.


Join Our Mailing List

* indicates required