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Reader Spotlight: Dywane Thomas Jr.

Reader Spotlight: Dywane Thomas Jr.

Meet bassist Dywane Thomas Jr., our player in the spotlight for October 20th, 2009. Bio: I started playing bass at 4 years old, playing a right-handed bass upside down (lefty). I grew up listening to down home blues and funk, playing along with songs on the radio and different albums was how I practiced. I taught myself how to play...

Reader Spotlight: Mantis Evar

Reader Spotlight: Mantis Evar

Meet bassist Mantis Evar, our player in the spotlight for October 13th, 2009. Bio: As a musician, Mantis has performed live with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joey DeFrancesco. While home he acted as studio manager for TKO Recording Studios until he eventually set his focus on live sound where he has worked with Dr. Billy Taylor and Freddie Hubbard. As...

Reader Spotlight: Jackie Clark

Reader Spotlight: Jackie Clark

Meet bassist Jackie Clark, our player in the spotlight for October 6, 2009. Bio: Though gospel music is my first love, I was eventually hired to hold down the bottom for some of R&B biggest names beginning with Howard Hewett in 2001. That led to a few stints with other male vocalists such as Keith Washington and Glenn Jones. I’ve...

Reader Spotlight: André Bowman

Reader Spotlight: André Bowman

Meet bassist André Bowman, our player in the spotlight for September 29th, 2009. Bio: Hailing from Buffalo, NY, I started playing bass at age 9, beginning with acoustic bass and picking up electric a couple years later. Receiving several awards throughout high school with the jazz band and orchestra, I continued my studies at Berklee College of Music, to which...

Reader Spotlight: Phil Wain

Reader Spotlight: Phil Wain

Meet bassist Phil Wain, our player in the spotlight for September 22nd, 2009. Bio: A fretless specialist who loves his Wal bass, Phil sees music as a spiritual exercise and strives for those moments when the music plays him. He can be seen in a variety of settings on the London gig scene. His heart is in jazz but he...

Reader Spotlight: Steve Uccello

Reader Spotlight: Steve Uccello

Meet bassist Steve Uccello, our player in the spotlight for September 15th, 2009. Bio: Steve Uccello is an Upright and Electric Bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He’s a versatile musician who authentically approaches each style he plays. Steve has self-produced two solo albums, the recently released SYMMETRIA, an instrumental bass-centric journey comprised of 14 songs, and the 2006 release, Polar Vision,...

Reader Spotlight: Darren Michaels

Reader Spotlight: Darren Michaels

Meet bassist Darren Michaels, our player in the spotlight for September 8th, 2009. Bio: Since graduating with honors from Atlanta Institute of Music in 2000, I have performed and recorded in a plethora of styles and have released three albums as a solo bassist, green (2002), equilibrium (2004), and Cumulo (2008). While many others have taken the solo bass path,...

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Reader Spotlight: Marcello Lavorgna

Reader Spotlight: Marcello Lavorgna

Meet bassist Marcello Lavorgna, our player in the spotlight for September 1, 2009. Bio: I was born on January 23, 1985, in Magenta (Milan). My first experience in music was at the age of 15, when I bought my first bass and I began to play. At the beginning I listened especially to metal and rock music, but over the...

Reader Spotlight: Adam Tanner

Reader Spotlight: Adam Tanner

Meet bassist Adam Tanner (aka ZenBeer), our player in the spotlight for August 25, 2009. Bio: I mostly play solo (ZenBeer). I have three solo CD’s out with ItsAboutMusic: The Cosmic Trigger EP, Grand Unified Chaos and, most recently, Bass, The Universe and Everything. It’s all bass, all the time! I played at the Denver Bass Bash in 2009 and...

Reader Spotlight: Alun Vaughan

Reader Spotlight: Alun Vaughan

Meet bassist Alun Vaughan, our player in the spotlight for August 18, 2009. Bio I play in UK rock band Panic Room and am also a busy freelance player, playing with various local bands as well as backing some of the UK’s top jazz musicians such as Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman, Mornington Lockett and Dave O’Higgins, among others. I also...