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An Interview with Gerald Veasley
Interviews

An Interview with Gerald Veasley

Attend just one of Gerald Veasley‘s Bass Bootcamps, and you’ll likely call yourself a Bootcamper for life. BBC, as the attendees call it, just celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, with Veasley maintaining a very active role. In addition to an impressive line-up of clinicians, bassists Victor Wooten and Stanley Clarke stopped by to check things out and share with...

Gerald Veasley Releases Electric Mingus Project
New Albums

Gerald Veasley Releases Electric Mingus Project

Gerald Veasley has a new album out, one he calls a “re-imagination” of well-known tunes written by acclaimed jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. Electric Mingus Project features songs ranging from “Haitian Fight Song” to “Boogie Stop Shuffle”, and performed using instruments such as the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). Veasley says the album isn’t just...

Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith
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Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gerald Veasley‘s popular Bass Boot Camp, and the bassist has just announced that Rhonda Smith will be joining the instructor line up. In addition to Veasley and Smith, the 2011 camp instructors include Adam Nitti, Jimmy Haslip, Anthony Wellington, David Dyson, Bryan Beller and Richard Waller. The camp runs from March 25 through...

Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket
Bass Videos

Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket

Joe Zawinul’s track record of picking bassists was pretty unmatched. Here’s the Syndicate performing the Weather Report tune “Corner Pocket”, with Gerald Veasley getting the crowd going, slapping, rapping and dancing.

Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Opens Early Registration
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Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Opens Early Registration

Gerald Veasley has announced that early registration is now open for his 2011 Bass BootCamp, taking place March 25-27 in Reading, Pennslvania. BBC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this camp. Registration is $449. Use the discount code “MAER11” at checkout before August 31, 2010 and you’ll get $50 off. Last year’s event included clinics by Bakithi Kumalo, Brian Bromberg,...

Events

Detroit Bass Fest 2010 Lineup Announced

Details for this year’s Detroit Bass Fest have been revealed, and it looks like it will be another great day of bass. The event has been set for September 3 at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Laying down the low-end will be Gerald Veasley, Ralphe Armstrong, Anthony Wellington, and Doug Johns. The performers will also be clinicians in workshops...

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp Goes to Canada
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Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp Goes to Canada

For almost ten years, Gerald Veasley has held his Bass Boot Camp for bassists in the U.S. Next week, he’s taking the camp to Aurora, Canada. The camp will take place on Thursday, July 29th from 8am to 11pm, with intensive, hands-on instruction from Veasley along with drummer Richard Waller III. BBC Canada is open to bassists of all levels,...

Bass Videos

Early Zawinul Syndicate featuring Gerald Veasley: March of the Lost Children

Here’s a live performance, recorded for German television in 1989, featuring the Zawinul Syndicate with Scott Henderson on guitar, Gerald Veasley on bass, Cornell Rochester on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and of course, the great Joe Zawinul on keyboards. The tune is “March of the Lost Children” from the Syndicate’s first release, The Immigrants in 1988.

Bass Videos

Gerald Veasley & Wolfgang Puschnig: Long Time No See

Here’s a cool improvisation by Gerald Veasley and Wolfgang Puschnig performing an Ornette Coleman piece, re-composed by Paul Urbanek. Does anyone make playing the bass look easier than Gerald? Wow.

Events

Gerald Veasley’s 2010 Bass Bootcamp announced

Bassist Gerald Veasley‘s 2010 Bass Bootcamp is now open for registration. The event will take place over three days starting Friday, March 19th in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Bootcamp is designed for players of all levels and experience, which hands-on instruction from an impressive list of bassists, including: Bakithi Kumalo Brian Bromberg Michael Manring Anthony Wellington Richard Waller III Chris Farr...

Concerts & Tours

Gerald Veasley pays homage to Grover Washington, Jr.

Bassist Gerald Veasley will perform a special holiday themed tribute to the late Grover Washington, Jr. today at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania. The tribute comes 10 years after Washington died of a heart attack while in the green room for “The Early Show” on CBS in New York City. Veasley had been performing with him...

Events

Gerald Veasley to perform at Cheyney University’s Art & Lecture Series

Philadelphia-native Gerald Veasley, bassist for the Zawinul Syndicate, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and a long list of other notable musicians, will take the stage as part of Cheney University’s Art & Lecture Series, in his home town. Gerald was recently voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz readers. The event will take place at 7:30pm on April 25, at Dudley Theater...