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Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar
Events

Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar

Paul Jackson’s passing on March 18th sent shockwaves through the music community. Now a staggering list of his musical compatriots will be remembering him in a live webinar hosted by the Berklee Bass Department.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Free Webinar with Snarky Puppy
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Free Webinar with Snarky Puppy

The weekly webinar held by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is rolling on this week with a presentation featuring the entire roster of Snarky Puppy, including bassist Michael League.

GroundUP Music with Becca Stevens, Bokanté, Alina Engibaryan And More: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Bass Videos

GroundUP Music with Becca Stevens, Bokanté, Alina Engibaryan And More: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

I’ve always loved the Tiny Desk series, and I am glad they were able to keep it going during these trying times. Here’s a new “Home” video with musicians from GroundUP Music, including Chris Tordini and Michael League. What a fantastic mix of music!

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.

Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Remixed & Remastered)
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Remixed & Remastered)

The very first Snarky Puppy we shared (in 2011) was for their tune, “Skate U”. That video put the band on the map for us and for many readers. They’ve been remixing and remastering their earlier works this year, including this tune.

Snarky Puppy: Flood
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Flood

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a video from Snarky Puppy, but they recently released this remixed and remastered version of “Flood” from “Tell Your Friends”. The tune was written by Michael League, who handles both bass and keybass on the track.

Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”
News

Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”

Filmmaker Nick Wells has announced the followup to his popular bass documentary, “Beneath The Bass Line.” The sequel, “Turned Up To 11,” dives into some of the more outrageous gig stories and “Spinal Tap” moments from the world’s best bassists.

Michael League: Bass Pedal Tricks
Bass Videos

Michael League: Bass Pedal Tricks

Reverb shared this cool video of Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League demoing some of his favorite pedal tricks, sharing stories of his favorite bassists, and his philosophy on using pedals, including “Is this the most musically appropriate thing?”

Snarky Puppy: Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Tiny Desk Concert

Snarky Puppy visited NPR recently to record a Tiny Desk Concert, and it was epic. In addition to the great music, Michael League decided to get the staff and audience involved with creating a polyrhythm.

Snarky Puppy Ready Immigrance North American Tour Part Two
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Ready Immigrance North American Tour Part Two

Snarky Puppy is about to embark on a month of U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album, “Immigrance.” This will be the second leg of the tour for Michael League and the crew.

Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: Doesn’t Seem So Real
Bass Videos

Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: Doesn’t Seem So Real

Keyboardist/vocalist Alina Engibaryan released “We Are” in February 2018. The band, which includes Michael League on bass, Chris Potter on sax, and Kendrick Scott on drums just released the video for the track, “Doesn’t Seem So Real.”

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”

Snarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called “Immigrance.” The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.