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  • Bass Events Calendar for May, 2009

    Here’s one big event round up for all you bassists out there… NorCal Bassix Bass Day in Palo Cedro, CA May 2nd, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance... »

  • Les Claypool to perform at The Chance

    More Les Claypool tour news! Les is performing at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York on July 11, along with his touring companions, O’Death. This tour is about promoting his latest album, “Of Fungi and Foe”, released on March, 17th. Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale on Friday at 10am at or... »

  • Flock of Seagulls bassist’s instruments stolen

    Frank Maudsley, bassist for 80’s band Flock of Seagulls, was left beside himself after his irreplaceable instruments were stolen from his house in West Derby, England. The total value of items stolen rounded off at £30,000 (over $38,000 US). It was very fortunate that Frank and his girlfriend, Pat, returned to their home a day... »

  • Gerald Veasley to perform at Cheyney University’s Art & Lecture Series

    Philadelphia-native Gerald Veasley, bassist for the Zawinul Syndicate, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and a long list of other notable musicians, will take the stage as part of Cheney University’s Art & Lecture Series, in his home town. Gerald was recently voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz readers. The event will take place at 7:30pm on... »

  • Christian McBride joins James Carter for Blue Note gig

    Sax man James Carter has put together quite a group to perform at the Blue Note in NY next month. The line up includes Christian McBride on bass, John Medeski on organ, Adam Rogers on guitar and Joey Baron on drums. The group will be recording a live album for Half Note Records during the... »

  • John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

    John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

    The first-ever full-length John McLaughlin concert is being released on DVD today (we know, hard to believe!) John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Live at Belgrade was filmed live last summer (2008) and features John McLaughlin along with Dominique di Piazza on bass, Gary Husband on keyboards and jungle kit, and Mark Mondesir on drums.... »

  • Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

    Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

    Following Hot Tuna’s breakup in the late 70’s, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen formed Vital Parts with bassist Denny DeGorio and ex-Hot Tuna drummer Bob Steeler. On November 29, 1980, the group performed live at Rockpalast at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. A DVD of the band’s performance from that show, Rockpalast: West Coast Legends, Vol.... »

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  • Gary Willis tour info

    Gary Willis has updated his tour schedule, including a few shows with Triphasic and some solo events. May 7, 2009 at 9:30pm with Triphasic and the National Classic Orchestra of Andorra (ONCA) Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain May 12, 2009 Masterclass Aguilar’s New York City showroom May 13, 2009 at 9:30pm with... »

  • Gettysburg Festival line-up announced

    The Gettysburg Festival has announced their jazz lineup. Pianist Ahmad Jamal, featuring James Carrack on bass, will headline on June 27th. The band will perform at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg, PA. The group also includes James Johnson II on drums and Manolo Badrena on percussion. The festival also includes bassist Ed Wise... »

  • The Heavy Pets (Felix Pastorius) tour info

    The Heavy Pets, featuring Felix Pastorius on bass, are on the road from now through June. Here’s the current schedule: Apr 18 10:00pm: Mellow Mushroom in Birmingham, Alabama Apr 19 4:00pm: Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta, Georgia Apr 20 8:00pm: Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee (opening for Perpetual Groove) Apr 23 9:00pm: Jambone Santa in Rosa... »