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  • John Patitucci master class announced

    Aguilar Amplification’s master class series continues on January 10, 2009, with John Patitucci. The event is free to the public at Aguilar’s showroom in New York City and will include a tour of the Aguilar factory. Space is limited. RSVP to info@aguilaramp.com by January 9th, 2009. Event details: John Patitucci Clinic and Aguilar Factory Tour... »

  • Michael Manring 2009 Tour Updates

    Michael Manring is kicking off 2009 with a busy schedule. On January 10th, Manring is leading a clinic at Bass Club Chicago. The show is open to everyone, but seating limited to 40 attendees. Call (312) 666-3521 to purchase advance tickets. More shows Fri. Jan. 9 at 8pm Accompanying up singer-songwriters John Gorka and Susan... »

  • Flea joins The Faces reunion tour

    It looks like the Faces reunion is really going to happen, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea holding down the low end. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Ronnie Wood said “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by. There’s a lot... »

  • B.C. Rich offers 2009 sneak preview

    As B.C. Rich Guitars celebrates their 40th anniversary, they’ll be hosting a private online preview of their new 2009 models. The preview will be available to registered members of the B.C. Rich web site, before the 2009 NAMM Show. To gain access, sign up at www.bcrich.com by January 10th at midnight (eastern standard time). The... »

  • The Buzz for 12/24/08

    Researchers have determined that music is healing, literally. In a Maryland study, just a half-hour a day of music lowered cholesterol levels. Unlike studies on music’s effect on endurance and mental focus, this study found that it doesn’t matter what kind of music it is, as long as you enjoy it. Nearly a decade of... »

  • Alfred Releases 3 New Instructional DVDs for Bass Players

    Alfred Publishing has released three new instructional DVD and book sets, featuring instruction by Todd Johnson and Steve Bailey. Todd Johnson breaks down the art of walking bass lines, beat theory, ear training, major and minor triads, and chromatic approaches in Walking Bass Line Module System, Volume 1: Triad Modules. Standard notation and TAB are... »

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  • Richard Simon: L.A. Performances

    Jazz bassist and educator Richard Simon has added a full calendar of Los Angeles-based performances: December 24: Christmas Eve with singer Barbara Morrison at Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA – 6:30 – 10_30 pm December 27: Birthday celebration with singer Ernie Andrews at the Jazz Bakery, Culver City – 8 and 10pm December... »

  • Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller‘s new release, Thanks in Advance is the bassist’s second solo album, five years after his acclaimed debut View. The 60-minute CD features features an impressive group of supporting musicians performing a wide range of jazz/rock tunes. Beller’s career is pretty remarkable, including performing as a sideman with Mike Keneally and Steve Vai, as... »

  • Bunny Brunel announces new CAB release

    Bunny Brunel‘s band CAB has announced “Theatre de Marionettes”, the band’s first new release in five years. The lineup for CAB this time around includes Bunny Brunel, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Patrice Rushen, Brian Auger, with special guest appearances by Chick Corea and Michel Polnareff. A sneak peek MP3 track “The Prankster” is available for... »

  • Joseph Patrick Moore releases Christmas album

    Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore has teamed up with guitarist Dan Baraszu for a new holiday CD, “Christmas Time Is Here”: Songs include: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, The Little Drummer Boy, Blue Christmas, O Christmas Tree, Christmas Time Is Here, Winter Wonderland, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells,... »