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  • WesFest 4 benefit concert announced

    WesFest 4, a benefit concert for The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music is taking place on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. WesFest 4’s line-up includes: The Allan Holdsworth/Alan Pasqua Group featuring Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Haslip Keneally – Minnemann – Beller (Bryan Beller) Tamara Silvera... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld joins Jeff Beck for Australian tour

    Jeff Beck is a little giddy about his upcoming Australian tour, and his new bass player, Tal Wilkenfeld. First recommended to him by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the Sydney native is fitting right in. “I’ve known girl bass players that are damn good or they’re no good at all, but anything that Vinnie recommends you’ve got... »

  • Cedar Point holding bass audition

    Cedar Point is holding auditions for musicians to perform at their park on Lake Erie this summer, and for parks near Cincinnati, Kansas City, Missouri and Richmond, Virginia. They have at least a hundred openings for musicians and performers of all types. And if you don’t get picked to play bass, they say they need... »

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  • Slapinfunk Plays “Reza”

    Slapinfunk Plays “Reza”

    Jason, aka slapinfunk plays Jaco Pastorius’ Reza on his Ken Smith BSR6EG fretless. Want to promote a player? Drop us a note! »

  • Bass Central offering discounts to No Treble readers

    Beaver Felton at Bass Central is offering No Treble readers an extra 5% off normal sales prices. Just mention notreble.com when you inquire about pricing and availability or place your order. Thanks Bass Central! »

  • New DVD Releases from Michael Manring

    A new DVD featuring Michael Manring with guitarists Don Ross and Andy McKee has been released, featuring solo performances from each musician as well as collaborations. Don Ross, Michael Manring, Andy McKee – Live in Toronto features solo performances by each musician, as well as a few collaborations. Here’s a sneak peek of Manring’s “Selene”,... »

  • Revival of the Dead

    Get out your tie-dyes. According to bassist Phil Lesh, the Dead is coming back in 2009 for a 19-city tour. The band split in 2004, but got back together to do two benefits for President Elect Barack Obama in 2008. Lesh is approaching the tour with a sense of curious expectation. “When you walk out... »

  • Michael Henderson Nominated for Grammy

    Producer-archivist Bob Beldon is known for his Grammy-winning reissues of Miles Davis’ work, and, along with Indian keyboardist and co-arranger Louiz Banks, has created another remix, putting a global spin on some classics. The most recent two-disc set, Miles… From India, features Michael Henderson in a bass performance that has gained him a Grammy nomination.... »

  • The Buzz for 1/1/09

    Happy new year! Brazillian cornetist Rob Mazurek has pulled together a sweet quintet, with Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Iron and Wine) on bass, and John Abrams (Town and Country, Black Earth Ensemble) on acoustic bass. Their debut album, Sound Is, features 14 new Mazurek compositions, and is due out in 2009 on Delmark. Bassist Ben... »