Richard Bona stopped at KNKX Public Radio in Seattle for a three-song performance with his trio. I loved the use of dynamics for this set!
In 2019, Quincy Jones was honored in Paris, with nearly 100 musicians paying tribute. In this clip, Marcus Miller and Richard Bona team up with Dirty Loops’ Jonah Nilsson on vocals to perform “Billie Jean.”
Earlier this year, Richard Bona visited Alacran Studios in Miami Beach, FL, to record some tunes. Here’s a clip from the session, with Bona doing a fantastic solo bass and vocals version of Guillermo Rodriguez’s “Bilongo.”
Scott’s Bass Lessons has announced Bass Space 2022, which they say will be the ultimate online bass summit. The three-day event will be held July 15th through the 17th with a huge list of guests.
Richard Bona joined with pianist Alfredo Rodriguez’s band for this live performance at Jazz à Vienne 2021. Here they are performing “Ay Mama Ines”, with Bona on bass and vocals.
The Nu Deco Ensemble will be continuing their live stream concert series from the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach on April 10th. The modern-day orchestra will be having a special guest for the occasion: Richard Bona.
Here’s a fantastic clip of Richard Bona performing “Uprising of Kindness” at the RTL Jazz Festival. Backed by a string quartet and band, Bona adds his amazing vocal and bass skills to this beautiful composition.
In 2013, Richard Bona performed at the RTL Jazz Festival. Here’s an amazing clip of him taking on the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Three Views of a Secret.” It doesn’t get any better than this.
The Markbass booth was a hot spot for great bass performances at the 2019 NAMM Show. In this clip, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona and Hadrien Feraud take the stage to jam and trade solos.
We caught 8-year-old bass prodigy Áron Hodek at the NAMM show this year and we were blown away. During a performance at the Markbass booth, Richard Bona invited Áron on stage for a jam.
Here’s a fantastic clip from the 2003 Tokyo Jazz show with Kazumi Watanabe, Richard Bona, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. During one of Bona’s solos, Watanabe’s guitar strap gave out and his guitar came crashing down. Even that was remarkably in time.
This year’s Jazz in Marciac lineup looked to be stellar, and here’s one example. The Mike Stern band took the stage with Richard Bona on bass, Manu Katche on drums, and Niels Lan Doky on keys. Here’s one of the clips from their performance. As always, Bona is so on the money!