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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 April 25, at Dudley Theater...

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Concerts & Tours

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 multi-night gig. The band will...

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”
Concerts & Tours, New Albums

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. Hadrien Feraud was scheduled to...

Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance
New Albums

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. 2, is being released this...

Concerts & Tours

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 Triphasic Jazz Standard in New...

Events

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 and his Dixieland band on...

Concerts & Tours

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 Beach, Florida Apr 24 11:00pm:...

Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert
Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert

The 9th Annual Highlife Concert at the University of Colorado at Boulder is going to feature Victor Wooten on bass tonight, as he sits in with the CU-Boulder West African Highlife Ensemble. The Ensemble’s usual bassist, Vusi Mahlasela had to return to South Africa unexpectedly Wednesday morning for his grandmother’s funeral. For those in the area, tickets are available online...

Concerts & Tours

Richard Bona’s U.S. show updates

Richard Bona is on the road from now through July, including a few upcoming performances with Mike Stern. We’ve seen this pairing at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. Highly recommended, if you can make it. Upcoming U.S. shows: Mike Stern Trio Three nights: April 20th, 22nd, and 27th, 2009 at 10pm 55 Bar: 55 Christopher Street, New York, NY Duet...

Gig Announcements

Help Wanted: Sinners Saints (Philly) needs a bass player

Sinners Saint, a rock band in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a bass player. The band is wrapping up their album with the help of Grammy-nominated producer David Ivory, recording with as studio bassist. Now the band needs a full-time member. Candidates must have professional gear, transportation, between 20 and 30 years old, and able to practice and play shows on...