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Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App
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Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

Practicing will be taken to a whole new level with Ultimate Play Alongs, a new app that will be available for iOS and Android devices. The app, created by bassist Janek Gwizdala and drummer Louie Palmer, is built around a play-along experience with the back catalog of some of the world’s greatest musicians including Mike Stern, Nathan East, John Patitucci,...

Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live
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Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

Back in May, Janek Gwizdala performed with Bob Reynolds, Alan Pasqua and Peter Erskine at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. This tune, “Once I Knew” features an incredible intro by Janek, who eventually creates a loop to solo over with bass and voice. “Once I Knew” is one of the tracks on Janek’s album, Theatre By The Sea. Read...

Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign
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Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign

There’s something beautiful about the bass playing community that you just don’t find in the rest of the music world. The sense of camaraderie and willingness to help others out is a hallmark of true bassists, and Janek Gwizdala has once again proven this point by launching We Need Strings, a site dedicated to getting bass strings into the hands...

Track by Track: Janek Gwizdala Talks “Theatre by the Sea”
Track by Track

Track by Track: Janek Gwizdala Talks “Theatre by the Sea”

Janek Gwizdala is staying ahead of his goal of putting out an album every year with the release of Theatre by the Sea. His third record in 18 months, the album features nine tracks of the bassist’s own compositions and lush arrangements performed by a host of heavyweight musicians including Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker and more. Gwizdala wrote...

Randy Brecker Band with Janek Gwizdala: Above and Below
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Randy Brecker Band with Janek Gwizdala: Above and Below

Over the weekend, Kevin and I attended Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp. There were a lot of highlights, and one of them was having dinner with bassist Janek Gwizdala. I was already a Janek fan before I met him. I found out that as great a bassist as he is, he’s an even greater human being. So I was inspired to...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “You’re a Musician. Now What?” eBook
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Janek Gwizdala Releases “You’re a Musician. Now What?” eBook

Bassist Janek Gwizdala has released You’re a Musician. Now What?, a new instructional ebook aimed at teaching musicians modern day skill sets to make it in the music business. The book focuses on building and nurturing an online presence with tips on how to build a website, creating a mailing list, blogging, and much more. It also details time management,...

Janek Gwizdala Band: Live in London
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Janek Gwizdala Band: Live in London

Amazingly great stuff here, with a “Dave Marks bootleg” video of bassist Janek Gwizdala and his band performing live back in 2009. The band also includes Jojo Mayer on drums, Oli Rockberger on keys and Auden Waage on trumpet. Love the way this one starts out. What am I saying? I love it all.

Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass
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Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass

Fodera is now offering a Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial model, based on Gwizdala’s own bass. Hand-built in Fodera’s New York shop, the 5-string bass sports a 33? scale and comes tuned E to C. The instrument has a walnut body with an alder tone block and a stunning non-solid Buckeye Burl top. The 3-piece ash neck is paired with an...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “It Only Happens Once”
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Janek Gwizdala Releases “It Only Happens Once”

Janek Gwizdala has released his fourth album as a leader, the 10-song It Only Happens Once. The album features drummers Jojo Mayer and Mark Guiliana, saxophonists John Ellis and Justin Vasquez and guitarist Tim Miller. “[The album was] recorded over two days at the Bunk Studios in Brooklyn NY with no preconceived ideas about what we were going to play,”...

Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012
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Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012

Janek Gwizdala took the stage at TC Electronic’s booth during the NAMM 2012 show, and wowed the crowd with his solo bass awesomeness. The performance starts with a nice laid back groove, and continues with some nice soloing (and singing) on top. Janek is playing his new Fodera.

Janek Gwizdala and Justin Vasquez Launch The Live Archive Podcast
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Janek Gwizdala and Justin Vasquez Launch The Live Archive Podcast

If discovering new music is your thing, then you’ll want to check out the newly launched podcast by bassist Janek Gwizdala and saxophonist Justin Vasquez. The podcast, named “The Live Archive”, features the two musicians playing the music that has inspired them over the years. The NYC-based Gwizdala says that the goal is for the hosts to play live and...

Hadrien Feraud Bass Solo
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Hadrien Feraud Bass Solo

Here’s a clip of French fusion bassist Hadrien Feraud jamming out some solo bass ideas on his signature Ken Smith 5-string. The video was shot by fellow bass monster Janek Gwizdala before he interviewed him.