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  • Victor Wooten announces 2010 music camps

    Bassist Victor Wooten has posted new dates for his popular music camps in 2010. Here’s the complete 2010 line-up: Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp: April 13-18, 2010 Classes alternate between indoor and outdoor settings with each student rotating between specialized instructors, getting a balanced and fun dose of Nature and Musical information. This will help show... »

  • Soundgarden to reunite in 2010

    Singer Chris Cornell has announced that Soundgarden will be reuniting after having split up in April 1997, almost 13 years ago. The group is still deciding among offers from several major festivals, but are planning a tour schedule, which will be set in place after drummer Matt Cameron finishes his prior engagements with Pearl Jam.... »

  • Rufus Reid and John Clayton featured at new JEN Conference

    Rufus Reid and Grammy nominees the Clayton Brothers (featuring John Clayton) are among the headliners to be featured at the first annual Jazz Education Network Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The JEN Conference, which takes place on May 20-22, 2010, will also include performances by Marvin Stamm, Terrell Stafford, the Army Blues Band, Tom “Bones”... »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello announces west coast tour

    10-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello is set to tour on the west coast starting in February following the release of her latest album, Devil’s Halo. On tour with her will be bassist Mark Kelley, guitarist Chris Bruce, drummer Deantoni Parks and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia. On Devil’s Halo, the bassist/songwriter said she wanted to focus on... »

  • Nick Oliveri announces Death Acoustic tour dates

    Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri’s Death Acoustic tour starts next month, throughout the U.S. east coast. West coast shows will follow later in the year. East coast tour dates: Jan 22: Middle East in Cambridge MA Jan 23: Pianos in New York NY Jan 24: Khyber in Philadelphia PA Jan 25:... »

  • moe. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Next year marks the 20th anniversary of moe., the band consisting of bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak, guitarists/vocalists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, drummer Vinnie Amico, and percussionist Jim Loughlin. The group is gearing up for a busy year, with a focus on the band’s “commitment to their fans, their community, and their planet.” For starters, the... »

  • Sonic Youth 2010 tour dates

    Sonic Youth, featuring Kim Gordon, will be keeping busy in 2010 with plans for a new album, a DVD release, and creating the soundtrack to a new film by Michel Gondry. But first, they will be touring the southwest U.S. in support of their latest effort, The Eternal Here are the upcoming dates: January 4... »

  • Willie Weeks joining Eric Clapton for 2010 tour

    Eric Clapton is kicking off a new tour, beginning in February 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA. The band he’s put together looks pretty stellar, including Willie Weeks on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists. Special guest Roger Daltrey will kick off... »

  • ICMP Announces 2010 Bass Scholarships

    The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has teamed up with Musicman and Bass Guitar Magazine to announce the launch of the 2010 bass scholarships program. The ICMP offers a one year Higher Diploma bass bass course. The winner will receive a fully funded scholarship, worth £5,250, and the runner-up will receive a partially funded... »

  • Tony Levin tour updates

    Bassist Tony Levin is enjoying a rare break from touring, but it won’t last long. He’s just announced a new set of dates for his various musical endeavors in 2010. HoBoLeMa (Alan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Levin and Pat Mastelotto) Jan 2,3: Seattle / Triple Door Jan 4: Portland / Aladdin Theater Jan 6: Santa Cruz... »