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Keith White

Keith White (aka k-dub)Keith White, also known Internationally as “k-dub, keeperodafunk”, has played bass and guitar for 40 years. He studied music at Georgia State University and has played in Atlanta and the southeast for decades, both as a leader and as a sideman covering musical genres from gospel to avant-garde.

The past few years have found him studying with some of the worlds greatest bassist and musician’s including Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Jimmy Haslip, Mike Pope, Gary Willis, Gerald Veasley and Gregg Bissonnette.

Keith has played or recorded with Tinsley Ellis, Barry Richman, Gerry Byrd (Freddy Cole), Eric Essex and Dr. Dan Matrazzo, (Aquarium Rescue Unit). He has recorded a jazz fusion record with Steve Freeman, founder of the Atlanta Institute of Music and a straight ahead jazz record with his own group, The Jay Norem/Keith White Quartet, on which he played upright bass. This band most recently played at the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Keith also teaches guitar, bass, upright bass and music theory locally and over the net via Skype and is also an instructional writer for Mel Bay’s online magazine basssessions.com.

His website is funknotes.com. Go to the audio page and select the keeperodafunk myspace link to hear samples of k-dub’s funkiness.

Articles by Keith White:

  • Tale of the Fingers: An In-Depth Look at the Paul Chambers Tune

    Tale of the Fingers: An In-Depth Look at the Paul Chambers Tune

    Editor's note: help us welcome Keith White as a new contributor on No Treble. I was checking out Mark Saltman's column, in which he reviews the melody in Paul Chamber’s tune “Tale of the Fingers”. This is a notable melody, so I decided to analyze the tune’s structure and melody as a follow up to… »