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  • Tom Kennedy and the Mike Stern Band

    Over the weekend, I got the chance to catch the Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The line-up included Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, Bob Franceschini on sax, and Dave Weckl on drums, which is the same group appearing on the recently released New Morning: The Paris Concert DVD. Even... »

  • Bill Hart: This Is Why

    From Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Hart brings us This is Why, an eclectic guitar-centered fusion album of original compositions moving seamlessly between blues funk rock and jazz released on Blue Canoe Records. Bill Hart flashes his chops on the guitar, along with Mike Stern (guitar) on the title track. The album includes: Randy Hoexter (piano/keys), Sam... »

  • Marcus Miller adds solo shows during SMV Tour

    In between playing shows with SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten), Marcus Miller will play three shows: one in Massachusetts and two in New York. The shows are as follows: 6/11 – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts 6/12 – Nokia Theatre – NYC, New York 6/13 – Eastman Theatre In addition, don’t... »

  • Win tickets to Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown to see Charlie Haden

    The Guardian (UK) is running a contest to give away five pairs of tickets to the Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown event, featuring bassist Charlie Haden. The Meltdown showcases many artists, including avant-garde artists to more traditional jazz artists. Charlie Haden will be performing in addition to the Yoko Ono/ Plastic Ono Band, and post-rock band Three... »

  • Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Camp

    This upcoming June and July, Jamey Aebersold will be hosting a Jazz Summer camp. The camp will take place June 28th-July 3rd and July 5th- July 10th. This camp is open to any levels of improvisation skills, a wide variety of instruments, and anyone from 8-86, although it is considered an adult camp. Bass faculty... »

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  • Rock Band releases Paul McCartney’s Höfner replica photo

    Harmonix Music Systems, maker of the popular Rock Band video game, The Beatles and MTV Games previously announced they’d partnered to create The Beatles: Rock Band, based on the Beatles’ music. Surviving band members, bassist Sir Paul McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr, plus Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are all providing input for the game.... »

  • Chris Minh Doky performing with Mike Stern Band

    Mike Stern is currently on tour, and fans in Japan get to see bassist Chris Minh Doky in the line-up, along with Randy Brecker on trumpet and Dave Weckl on drums. The two go back 17 years to when Mike asked the Chris to perform in his band, and that’s where Chris first established his... »

  • Bootsy Collins to appear at Memorial Day Celebration

    On May 25th, Bootsy Collins will be appearing at the River Downs Race Track in Cincinnati for a Special Memorial Day Celebration. In addition to Collins, there will be musicians from Bootsy Collin’s Bootzilla Productions performing live music. A memorial race for Matt Maupin will take place during the event. Bootsy will have CDs available... »

  • Steve Bailey appearing at Rock and Roll Camp

    Bassist Steve Bailey is making a repeat appearance at the Jackson Hole Rock and Roll Camp, taking place July 13-17. The event will be taking place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Steve Bailey is regarded as one of the most influential bassists in rock and jazz music. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie,... »

  • Les Claypool releases “Of Fungi And Foe” on vinyl

    Les Claypool’s latest album, Of Fungi and Foe, was released on vinyl today, along with a new t-shirt. The album was released as a CD and digital download in March, 2009. Both the LP and t-shirt are available at his Club Bastardo online store. Track list for Of Fungi and Foe: 1. Mushroom Men 2.... »