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  • Tom Kennedy: Paper Moon solo bass

    Introduced as the “eighth wonder of the world on bass”, Tom Kennedy performs “Paper Moon” during the Sonny Costanzo Concert Series at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut. Tom performed with the his brother and pianist Ray Kennedy, Jeff Tillman on guitar (aka the Ray Kennedy Trio). »

  • Jon Burr: Makin’ Whoopee

    Bassist Jon Burr is a composer, author, bandleader and educator. His performance career spans over thirty years, working with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, Barbara Cook, and many others. Check out Jon’s unaccompanied solo bass performance of “Makin’ Whoopee”:... »

  • GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1

    GospelChops, a producer of gospel music instructional DVDs, is releasing Bass Sessionz: Volume 1 later this month. The DVD includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with... »

  • 6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    When I first saw the following video by 23-year-old Italian bassist 6nikola9 a while back I thought, “Cool! That’s how I want to making videos”. Check out his bass multi-track version of The Beatles’ classic “All You Need is Love”: »

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  • Joshua Young: Hide and Seek

    Joshua Young, a 19-year-old bassist, was admitted to Berklee’s College of Music in 2007, but this meant that his parents would have to make some sacrifices to meet the payment of a yearly $40,000 for tuition and housing. They were soon to learn, however, that they would not have to make such sacrifices. An astonishing... »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky: Elias Tune in 7

    Andres Rotmistrovsky is an Argentinian bassist who completed a degree in Jazz Performance from the Berklee College of Music. In recognition of outstanding musicianship, he was awarded in 2007 with the “Charles Mingus Award” and also with the prestigious “Outstanding Performer Award”. I could have chosen one of his nine solo bass pieces, but I... »

  • Johnny Brown’s Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Johnny Brown’s Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Fretted or Fretless? How about both? Check out Johnny Brown doing some fretted/fretless solo bass during the 2008 NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Tip of the hat to Danny Mac. »

  • Abe Laboriel: live in Japan

    Abraham Laboriel is the man, and doesn’t seem to get the credit he deserves these days. Check out Abe in this live performance in Japan. Bonus points to anyone who knows the line-up/concert details. Just post in the comments. »

  • Todd Johnson & Alun Vaughan: Blue Bossa

    Our new Twitter friend Alun Vaughan sent us this video featuring bassist Todd Johnson performing with Alun at a Bass Masterclass in Cardiff, Wales last year. For more, check out »