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  • Esperanza Spalding on NPR’s Piano Jazz

    In November 2008, Marian McPartland hosted bassist Esperanza Spalding on her Piano Jazz show. The session was part interview, part performance by Esperanza and her pianist, Leo Genovese. During the broadcast, Esperanza offers a look into her background and draw to music, starting at the age of four, through her time at Berklee in Boston.... »

  • Gary Willis tour info

    Gary Willis has updated his tour schedule, including a few shows with Triphasic and some solo events. May 7, 2009 at 9:30pm with Triphasic and the National Classic Orchestra of Andorra (ONCA) Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain May 12, 2009 Masterclass Aguilar’s New York City showroom May 13, 2009 at 9:30pm with... »

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  • Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes

    In 2004, bassist Ron Carter asked Dan Ouellette about writing his biography. Two years of interviews with Ron, his fellow musicians, family and friends followed, and Dan started working with ArtistShare to complete the book. A complete timeline of the book can viewed at Dan’s ArtistShare project site and you can order the book from... »

  • Ray Brown: “Black Orpheus” Bass Solo

    Ray Brown: “Black Orpheus” Bass Solo

    Here’s the latest video pick from our good buddy, Will, featuring Ray Brown on his 75th birthday (2001). »

  • Gettysburg Festival line-up announced

    The Gettysburg Festival has announced their jazz lineup. Pianist Ahmad Jamal, featuring James Carrack on bass, will headline on June 27th. The band will perform at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg, PA. The group also includes James Johnson II on drums and Manolo Badrena on percussion. The festival also includes bassist Ed Wise... »

  • The Heavy Pets (Felix Pastorius) tour info

    The Heavy Pets, featuring Felix Pastorius on bass, are on the road from now through June. Here’s the current schedule: Apr 18 10:00pm: Mellow Mushroom in Birmingham, Alabama Apr 19 4:00pm: Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta, Georgia Apr 20 8:00pm: Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee (opening for Perpetual Groove) Apr 23 9:00pm: Jambone Santa in Rosa... »

  • Michael Manring concert and event updates

    Michael Manring has just updated his tour schedule again, with a whole new line up of solo and group performances and clinics. We caught a solo performance a few weeks ago, and we’re still blown away by it. If you can make it to the Nor-Cal BASSIX Bass Day, be on the lookout for some... »

  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Joe Pass: Donna Lee

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Joe Pass: Donna Lee

    Our Twitter friend Flemmingdoerken; shared this remarkable performance of “Donna Lee” by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and guitarist Joe Pass. W-O-W. »

  • Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert

    Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert

    The 9th Annual Highlife Concert at the University of Colorado at Boulder is going to feature Victor Wooten on bass tonight, as he sits in with the CU-Boulder West African Highlife Ensemble. The Ensemble’s usual bassist, Vusi Mahlasela had to return to South Africa unexpectedly Wednesday morning for his grandmother’s funeral. For those in the... »

  • Richard Bona’s U.S. show updates

    Richard Bona is on the road from now through July, including a few upcoming performances with Mike Stern. We’ve seen this pairing at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. Highly recommended, if you can make it. Upcoming U.S. shows: Mike Stern Trio Three nights: April 20th, 22nd, and 27th, 2009 at 10pm 55 Bar: 55 Christopher... »