Aj Gibbs was born and raised in Long Beach, Ca. and has been around Zydeco music since the young age of 9.
He started off as the Original drummer for the Zydeco band named “Bonne Musique” which also his dad (Bennie Gibbs) was the original Guitar player for the band. AJ has played many years as a Zydeco drummer and still plays as of today.
Throughout his zydeco drumming career Aj has had the opportunity to play with many great zydeco artist such as: Chris Ardoin, Andre Thierry, Brian Jack, Leroy Thomas, Cedryl Ballou, T. Broussard, Willis Prudhomme, Dexter Ardoin, Sean Ardoin, Lil Pookie, Lil Malcom, JoJo Reed, Gerard Delafose, Jeremy Fruge & Ruben Moreno. Though AJ has started off as a Drummer in the zydeco world he has now evolved into Zydeco Dance instructor.
AJ has been a zydeco instructor since the year 2007 and thanks all those great zydeco dance instructors for their advise: Willie Bushnell, Harold Guillory, Mona Wilson, Cheri Mullenix, Debra Seeck, and Erin Brandt. AJ unique style of dance which he calls “MYDECO” (He way of zydeco dancing where he adds all sorts of different moves into his zydeco dancing style) has caught the eye of many people when the see him In Action on the dance floor, and the people LOVE IT! AJ has been blessed to teach at several Zydeco Dance camps in Seattle, Wa., Portland, Or. & in the state of Florida.
As of recently AJ has now became a line dance instructor and has created some of his own line dances as well as a Live DJ which he has incorporated into his Routines at the Many festivals that he teaches at mainly in Southern California! AJ has become a “HIGHLY” sought after attraction for festivals, Parties, Events, Etc, for the people love his Postive Energy, Happiness, Teaching style and His Humanitarian Spirit!
AJ is a crowd favorite at many festivals he teaches at in California which are Gator By The Bay Zydeco festival in San Diego, Long Beach Bayou Festival, Long Beach Crawfish festival, Long Beach Lobster Festival, Simi Valley Zydeco & Blues festival & The Long Beach BBQ Bonanza Festival. AJ has given himself the name “Mr. 1 Man Show” because that’s what he does: He puts on a show on the dance floor as dancer, Instructor & DJ!
Become a witness of “Mr. 1 Man Show!” For yourself! Then go out and spread the word to everybody about What you have witnessed. May Peace, Love, Happiness, Prosperity & Health be upon you all!!!!!!