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  • Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

    The 32nd annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival kicks off on June 27th, in Saratoga Springs, NY, with over 20 performances taking place during the two-day event. On Saturday, June 27, the festival kicks off with performances by SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny and Antonio... »

  • GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1

    GospelChops, a producer of gospel music instructional DVDs, is releasing Bass Sessionz: Volume 1 later this month. The DVD includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with... »

  • 6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    When I first saw the following video by 23-year-old Italian bassist 6nikola9 a while back I thought, “Cool! That’s how I want to making videos”. Check out his bass multi-track version of The Beatles’ classic “All You Need is Love”: »

  • Jack Bruce to headline Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

    The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off next month, from July 31st to August 9th, in Scotland. Cream bassist Jack Bruce is among the headliners, performing with guitarist Robin Trower and drummer Gary Husband. The schedule and band line-up is pretty amazing. Chris Minh Doky will be performing with Doky/Ozone/Johansen/Smith. Bassist Mario Caribe will... »

  • Black Sabbath to release “Best Of” album

    Black Sabbath, featuring bassist Geezer Butler, front-man Ozzy Osbourne, drummer Bill Ward and guitarist Tony Iommi, will release their best of album on June 15th. This band is unquestionably one of the most influential Hard Rock bands to date. VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock ranked them second to only Led Zeppelin. They have... »

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  • SMV to headline Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

    A festival with likely the longest name in festival history, The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), kicks off today and runs through June 20th, in Rochester, NY. SMV, the bass trio consisting of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten is among the festival’s headlining acts. More than 800 musicians will perform in more... »

  • Joshua Young: Hide and Seek

    Joshua Young, a 19-year-old bassist, was admitted to Berklee’s College of Music in 2007, but this meant that his parents would have to make some sacrifices to meet the payment of a yearly $40,000 for tuition and housing. They were soon to learn, however, that they would not have to make such sacrifices. An astonishing... »

  • Missy Raines & the New Hip

    Missy Raines & the New Hip Bassist Missy Raines is on the road, touring with her new band, Missy Raines & the New Hip, and showcasing her new musical directions. The tour follows the band’s February release, Inside Out. As Missy puts it, she “is now stepping out to make a longtime dream come true;... »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky: Elias Tune in 7

    Andres Rotmistrovsky is an Argentinian bassist who completed a degree in Jazz Performance from the Berklee College of Music. In recognition of outstanding musicianship, he was awarded in 2007 with the “Charles Mingus Award” and also with the prestigious “Outstanding Performer Award”. I could have chosen one of his nine solo bass pieces, but I... »

  • Super 400: Sweet Fist

    Super 400 is working on their latest soon to be released album, Sweet Fist, and No Treble got a sneak preview of the rock monster’s work. The record was recorded on tape at legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and adds another gem to their discography. In their words the album “stands for power and... »