Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
The weekly bass webinar held by Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be honoring Prestia by discussing his influence and music with nearly 30 bassists from all walks of life. The roster of attendees is set to include ToP bandmates David Garibaldi and Emilio Castillo as well as Bobby Vega, Divinity Roxx, Lee Sklar, Oteil Burbridge, Nathan East, Yolanda Charles, Will Lee, Marc van Wageningen, Steve Rodby, Billy Sheehan, Chuck Rainey, Rhonda Smith, Marcus Miller, Michael League, Anthony Jackson, and Joe Dart. A handful more guests are expected.
“[This is] a gathering of musicians who have been profoundly influenced by Rocco. Our goal is to celebrate his life and groove, share stories of what we learned from RP, and unite in support of his family, friends, and colleagues!” Bailey shares. “Some of the panelists might also bring their fav Rocco track, perhaps a story, perhaps a lesson learned, and we will all learn much!”
The webinar is free and open to the public. It will be held Thursday, October 8th at 1pm Eastern. While attendance is free, you must register ahead of time through the Berklee Online Campus Zoom page.