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Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar
Events

Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar

Steve Bailey’s Berklee Bass Department Zoom Webinar is taking a break this week, but Victor Wooten is keeping the momentum going by hosting a hangout called DR Strings & Friends. The lineup is pretty incredible too.

Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen

Ida Nielsen was the last bass player to be a part of Prince’s the New Power Generation and a core member of his other backing band, 3rdeyegirl. Ida is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove. Enjoy the conversation...

Ida Nielsen Releases “02022020”
New Albums

Ida Nielsen Releases “02022020”

Bassist Ida Nielsen may be known for her in-your-face funk, but she’s taking another direction on her new album, “02022020.” The release was inspired by the date February 2, 2020, and it’s numerical values.

Ida Nielsen and Jan-Olof Strandberg Team Up for Funk Project
Concerts & Tours

Ida Nielsen and Jan-Olof Strandberg Team Up for Funk Project

Jan-Olof Strandberg has a great tradition of collaborating with fellow bassists, including Paul Jackson, Dominque DiPiazza, Michael Manring, and more. Now he’s teaming up with funk powerhouse Ida Nielsen for a new project. “The group will be in the studio to record new material and performing a few live shows in Finland between March 7th and 12th!” Strandberg writes. “The...

Bass Bash Returns for 2017
Events

Bass Bash Returns for 2017

The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio Rolli. Besides all the incredible...

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology
Bass Videos

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology

Last month, musicians from throughout Prince’s career came together for an official tribute concert in Minneapolis. The star studded event was anchored by five of the Purple One’s bass colleagues: Sonny T from New Power Generation, Ida Nielsen from NPG/3rdEyeGirl, Andrew Gouche from NPG, Josh Dunham from NPG, and MonoNeon. In a beautiful moment, all five bassists performed together on...

Turnitup: An Interview with Ida Nielsen
Interviews

Turnitup: An Interview with Ida Nielsen

Ida Nielsen has gone by several names, including Ida Funkhouser and Bassida, but one thing has always stayed consistent: her rock solid funk style. The Danish bassist was building her own artistic empire with her band and a pair of solo albums when Prince handpicked her to be his bassist. Starting in 2010, Nielsen toured the world with The Purple...

Prince Releases Solo Record, Album with 3rdEyeGirl On the Same Day
New Albums

Prince Releases Solo Record, Album with 3rdEyeGirl On the Same Day

Only Prince drops two totally different albums in one day. The first, a solo record called , is a return to classic, ’80’s-style Prince funk. The stuff is unmistakable. Prince produced, arranged, composed and performed the music on the album, along with Joshua Welton, according to the Sacramento Bee. Welton is a young producer and husband of drummer Hanna Ford...