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The Obamas to chair Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition

President Barack Obama and First-Lady Michelle Obama will be serving as honorary chairs at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition and Gala Concert this October. The Gala co-chairs include Madeleine Albright, Herb and Lani Alpert, Quincy Jones, Debra Lee, Bill and Carolyn Powers, and Joseph E. Robert Jr. The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition features a different instrument and...

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Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes

In 2004, bassist Ron Carter asked Dan Ouellette about writing his biography. Two years of interviews with Ron, his fellow musicians, family and friends followed, and Dan started working with ArtistShare to complete the book. A complete timeline of the book can viewed at Dan’s ArtistShare project site and you can order the book from there as well. There are...

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Wayne Shorter concert DVD features 3 legendary bassists

Wayne Shorter’s performance at the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival is now available on DVD. Bassist and formerly Shorter’s Weather Report band mate Alphonso Johnson, Stanley Clarke and Ron Carter all make appearances on the DVD, which includes bonus footage from both the 1991 and 1992 Montreux performances. The complete line-up for the 1996 show: Wayne Shorter (saxophones) James Beard (keyboards)...

Concerts & Tours

Ron Carter performing in NYC with Helen Sung

Rubin Museum of Art in New York City is hosting a performance with bass legend Ron Carter and pianist Helen Sung on February 6th, 2009 at 7pm. The performance is part of the museum’s 2009 Winter/Spring Harlem in the Himalayas Series. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

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Michael Henderson Nominated for Grammy

Producer-archivist Bob Beldon is known for his Grammy-winning reissues of Miles Davis’ work, and, along with Indian keyboardist and co-arranger Louiz Banks, has created another remix, putting a global spin on some classics. The most recent two-disc set, Miles… From India, features Michael Henderson in a bass performance that has gained him a Grammy nomination. Henderson toured with Miles Davis...

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Ron Carter Interview

Ethan Iverson has posted a terrific interview with bass legend Ron Carter. Carter has an an upcoming Carnegie Hall concert, in celebration of his 70th birthday.