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Reader Spotlight: Elias Kesh
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Reader Spotlight: Elias Kesh

Meet Elias Kesh, a bassist from San Jose, California and our player in the spotlight for September 21, 2010. Bio: Elias began to perform music as a youth in the 70’s, followed by years studying music theory and jazz arranging in college. His primary genres of focus have been jazz/fusion and R&B. Some of Elias’ influences include Jeff Lorber, Brian...

Reader Spotlight: Eibhlin Palfrey
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Reader Spotlight: Eibhlin Palfrey

Meet Eibhlin Palfrey, a bassist from Cork, Ireland and our player in the spotlight for September 7, 2010. Bio: Born in Cork Ireland, music has always played a big part in my life. I’ve been playing bass for about 11 years, I’m 27 now. I’ve played with many fantastic local bands and a bit of session work whenever the opportunity...

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora
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Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

Meet Ryan Madora, a bassist from Philadelphia, PA and our player in the spotlight for August 31, 2010. Bio: Redefining the look of traditional bass players, Ryan Madora is currently lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with old school soul and blues inspired grooves. At the age of 16, Ryan began attending blues jams in the Philadelphia area and quickly...

Reader Spotlight: Will McGee
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Reader Spotlight: Will McGee

Meet Will McGee, a bassist from Memphis, Tennessee and our player in the spotlight for August 24, 2010. Bio: Well, there’s not much to tell, I’m a kid really, only 16. I picked up bass when I was about 12, and I haven’t put it down since. My musical interests and inspirations have morphed through out my span as a...

Reader Spotlight: Ian Pettersson
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Reader Spotlight: Ian Pettersson

Meet Ian Pettersson, an electric and upright bassist from Dublin, Ireland. Ian is our player in the spotlight for August 17, 2010. Bio: Married with one child and three Basses. Started playing bass at 16 and have been hooked ever since. Adam Clayton was my bass hero and I spent hours on end locked in my bedroom listening to The...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Kelly
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Reader Spotlight: Michael Kelly

Meet Michael Kelly, our bass player in the spotlight for August 10, 2010. Bio: Michael has been writing, recording, teaching and performing in New York City since 1984, writing and recording professionally with The Ronnie Gent Band, The Grip Weeds and Wide Right. Currently the bassist, vocalist and contributing composer for The Grip Weeds, the band enjoys worldwide distribution and...

Reader Spotlight: Scott Kemp
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Reader Spotlight: Scott Kemp

Meet bassist Scott Kemp, our player in the spotlight for August 3, 2010. Bio: Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and a graduate of the Humber College Jazz Studies Program in Toronto (2004), Scott Kemp is a busy bassist in Toronto for the last ten years. Scott has recorded four albums (two juno nominations) with the multiple award winning artist Elizabeth...

Reader Spotlight: Joel Gregory Ciulla
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Reader Spotlight: Joel Gregory Ciulla

Meet Joel Ciulla, our bassist in the spotlight for July 27, 2010. Bio: Joel has performed and recorded with hundreds of great musicians such as Alex Acuna, Bennie Maupen, Gerald Clayton, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Poncho Sanchez, Justo Almario… just to name a few. He is currently working on his new CD “Cha Cha Bop”, featuring all original compositions. Location: Los...

Reader Spotlight: Kennan Shaw
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Reader Spotlight: Kennan Shaw

Meet Kennan Shaw, our bass player in the spotlight for July 20, 2010. Bio: I play bass; emphasis on “play”. I’ve played bass forever. I can play other instruments a little, but I don’t. My influences have generally been bands more than bassists, but I have several favorites. Most of the places I’ve been around the world, I went to...

Reader Spotlight: Kira Roessler
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Reader Spotlight: Kira Roessler

Meet bassist Kira Roessler, our bassist in the spotlight for July 13, 2010. Bio: I have played in bands since 1977, performing live and recording. At first in local LA bands Waxx, The Visitors, The Monsters, Sexsick and Twisted Roots. Later I joined Black Flag and toured and recorded with them between fall 83 and fall 85 … Since 1986...