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Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”

Bassist and educator Janek Gwizdala has just published the followup to his in-depth educational book, “Chordal Harmony.” Volume 2 dives even deeper with a focus on voicings, chord melody, and reharmonization.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”

Janek Gwizdala has published a new instructional book for bassists looking to expand their ability to speak on the instrument. "Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I" is designed to build your technique and train your ear while learning the language of jazz.

Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala

When I started preparing for my conversation with Janek Gwizdala, it became abundantly clear why he is such a popular bass player, teacher, and YouTuber. I found myself completely immersed in a fifteen minute long YouTube video about why he has his action so high on the bass. And, yes, it really was captivating. Janek started playing music at eleven...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Last Minute World Tour Live”
New Albums

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Last Minute World Tour Live”

Last year, Janek Gwizdala did something a little crazy. He took off on a musical trip around the world at the drop of a hat. “The Last Minute World Tour took place throughout 2017, and included over 30 live concerts,” he explains. “From theatres and concert halls to private houses and intimate clubs, this was one of the most intimate...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor. “Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate Chop Builder series goes deep...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of the books I write is...

John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album
New Albums

John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album

The double bass meets the electric bass in a new album from John Davis and Janek Gwizdala, aptly entitled Bass Duo. The six-song album features the bassists in an inspired state that was captured in a rush. “Recorded live to tape (yes real tape) in under an hour, this album brings together two long-time bass playing friends and collaborators in...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

If you’re curious about playing chords on the bass or you just want to hone your skills, you’re in luck. Janek Gwizdala has released Chordal Harmony: A Comprehensive Guide to Chords on Bass. The extensive eBook includes bass and treble clef notation as well as TAB for learning the exercises. Furthermore, accompanying HD video will help demonstrate and explain 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...

Mike Stern Band: KT
Bass Videos

Mike Stern Band: KT

The Mike Stern Band always seems to feature an impressive lineup, and this one is no exception. In this clip, the band performs “KT” at the Blue Note Milano on November 4th, 2015. The group this time features Stern on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet and Steve Smith on drums.