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Scott’s Bass Lessons Announces Bass Space 2022
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Scott’s Bass Lessons Announces Bass Space 2022

Scott’s Bass Lessons has announced Bass Space 2022, which they say will be the ultimate online bass summit. The three-day event will be held July 15th through the 17th with a huge list of guests.

Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s
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Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s

Nate Marsh graduated from Berklee in 2012 and just finished his Masters of Music at the University of Colorado. He’s published his thesis, “The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s”, which is publicly available.

Chuck Rainey Receives Honorary Doctorate of Music
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Chuck Rainey Receives Honorary Doctorate of Music

After years of taking us all to school, Chuck Rainey has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Berklee College of Music. The legend of the low end was presented with the honorary degree on May 7th.

Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
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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.

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar with L.A. Studio Legends
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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar with L.A. Studio Legends

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are continuing their weekly bass hang on July 9th with a session called “L.A. Studio-Shed.” The free Zoom webinar will feature the trio talking with a who’s who of the session scene in Los Angeles.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson

The next installment of the Zoom webinars hosted by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is happening on Thursday. Entitled “Gadd-Shed,” the free session will feature drum legend Steve Gadd along with Ron Carter, Chuck Rainey, Tony Levin, Anthony Jackson, and Will Lee.

11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced
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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

If you hear a rumbling in the Rockies, it can mean only one thing: The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is back for its 11th year. The event will feature Chuck Rainey, Doug Johns, and many others.

In the Queen’s Service: A Look at Aretha Franklin’s Bassists
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In the Queen’s Service: A Look at Aretha Franklin’s Bassists

Like the rest of the world, we’re in mourning over the passing of the Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul’s incredible vocal talents put a stamp on her generation while also giving her music a timeless quality that continues to be relevant today. Her career had highs and lows, but she was always a staple of the music world. We’re...

Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22
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Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

The Midwest Rhythm Summit is returning for 2018 on April 20th through the 22nd! The instructional three-day event, which focuses on drum and bass, was started by Rhythm Intensive – the duo made up of John Anthony Martinez and session ace Chuck Rainey. They will present sessions for bassists and drummers alongside a host of other artists. “There will be...

Mike Brignardello with Chuck Rainey: New Years Day
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Mike Brignardello with Chuck Rainey: New Years Day

We’re kicking off the year right with a new track by Mike Brignardello with bass master Chuck Rainey, aptly entitled “New Years Day.” Brignardello wrote the song after participating in a yearly tradition with a third Nashville bassist. “It was inspired by an annual dinner that Victor Wooten has at his place on New Years Day,” he explains. “He gathers...

10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th
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10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style. Dubbed “A Decade of Bass Celebration,” the annual event will take place June 4th in Golden, Colorado with a host of incredible bassists including two legends. “In 2017 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers in the Legendary Chuck Rainey and SuperFunk Powerhouse Doug Johns,” their...

Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey
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Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey

How does one concisely (and intelligently) write something meaningful about an artist like Chuck Rainey? It’s easy to say that Chuck is an American bassist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to play with artists like Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, etc… He’s so much more than that, to those who...