Marcus Miller and Tom Kennedy to Perform at 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival

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Once again, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, welcomes the oncoming holiday season by offering a sack full of musical presents to place under the Christmas tree… while we await the biggest present of all, the highly anticipated 35th edition of the Festival, from June […]

Raul Amador

About Raul Amador

Raul Amador serves as the Executive Editor of Bass Musician Magazine and is the Co-founder of V.I.E., LLC, publisher of virtual magazines. This dentist-by-day, Raul picked up the bass several years ago after a long hiatus from music. Born in Boulder, CO, Raul began playing guitar at a young age. By the time he moved to Texas at the age of 10, he was ready for his first gig with a local, junior rock band. After their first performance (and reviews), it was decided that he would study classical guitar instead. In 1970, his father took a teaching position in Puerto Rico and Raul moved with his family to the Caribbean. It was here that he began playing the cuatro and guitar with the Tuna de Cayey, a traditional Spanish group that has been together since 1964. During his 9 years as a member, he recorded over 11 albums and toured all over Puerto Rico as well as New York and the Dominican Republic. Tuna de Cayey is still actively recording and touring. Today, Raul is jamming with local groups in Portland and Vancouver and is hitting the music scene as Executive Editor with Bass Musician Magazine. He thrives in being part of a world-class team set on developing a virtual environment for professionals working in the field as musicians, clinicians and bass industry support as well as inspiring players just getting started.

Tom Kennedy By Rick Suchow – Bass Musician Magazine March 2012

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Tom Kennedy By Rick Suchow – Bass Musician Magazine March 2012 issue… It would be hard to overstate Tom Kennedy’s mastery of jazz bass, and surely anyone who has played with him– a list of luminaries that includes James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Brecker and dozens more– can attest to that fact. The […]

Rick Suchow

About Rick Suchow

Rick Suchow has been an in-demand bassist on the live New York music scene for more than three decades, logging nearly 4000 gigs in a career that has taken him from Lincoln Center to the White House. His most recent project is as producer of the album "I Sing Stevie: The Stevie Wonder Songbook" by the artist Camille. Released in late 2014, the album has been critically well received.

Just For The Record by Tom Kennedy

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Just For The Record by Tom Kennedy… Tom Kennedy is no stranger to Bass Musician Magazines pages as I am sure many of you recall. If not, here are some links to check out: WAKE UP by Dave Weckl, a Bass Transcription by Igor Saavedra Discussion With Tom Kennedy Interview With Tom Kennedy Being a fan […]

Raul Amador

About Raul Amador

Raul Amador serves as the Executive Editor of Bass Musician Magazine and is the Co-founder of V.I.E., LLC, publisher of virtual magazines. This dentist-by-day, Raul picked up the bass several years ago after a long hiatus from music. Born in Boulder, CO, Raul began playing guitar at a young age. By the time he moved to Texas at the age of 10, he was ready for his first gig with a local, junior rock band. After their first performance (and reviews), it was decided that he would study classical guitar instead. In 1970, his father took a teaching position in Puerto Rico and Raul moved with his family to the Caribbean. It was here that he began playing the cuatro and guitar with the Tuna de Cayey, a traditional Spanish group that has been together since 1964. During his 9 years as a member, he recorded over 11 albums and toured all over Puerto Rico as well as New York and the Dominican Republic. Tuna de Cayey is still actively recording and touring. Today, Raul is jamming with local groups in Portland and Vancouver and is hitting the music scene as Executive Editor with Bass Musician Magazine. He thrives in being part of a world-class team set on developing a virtual environment for professionals working in the field as musicians, clinicians and bass industry support as well as inspiring players just getting started.

Discussion With Tom Kennedy

Tom is a brilliant musician. Being the driving force behind the Dave Weckl band for the last six years has obviously put his musical skills through many tests, and if you’ve caught him live (or You-tubed) you can see how at ease he is twisting through a multitude of genres and laying out a flawless […]

Jake Kot

About Jake Kot

Jake Kot is the owner and designer for his custom bassline Kot Basses, partner in "Mitchell & Kot Productions", and performing on over 100 CD's, Jake has also written, arranged, and produced two solo Cd's featuring such world class players as Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthall and Dave Derge. In addition musically to being a performer and composer, Jake is also a clinician for Accugroove Cabinets, Hevos amps, and D'Addario strings, and has been featured at such bass events as Bassquake and Bassbash. He is currently working on his 3rd solo CD for release in 2008, the completion of his first instructional book called "The Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns by Slonimsky--Applications", and will be a regular fixture on upcoming bass events.

Interview With Tom Kennedy

  I have received such a great response to my last article that I have decided to try the same format again. I’ve done an interview with bassist Tom Kennedy that I will share with you in this issue. I am currently on tour with Tom, Mike Stern and Dave Weckl. Also in the band […]

Dennis Moody

About Dennis Moody

Having participated on well over 1,000 albums, Dennis Moody has established himself at the top of his field. He is highly regarded in the international music scene as a skilled and versatile engineer and producer. He has proven his ability to make great records, having worked on projects involving such artists as Al Jarreau & George Benson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Clint Eastwood, Ron Wood, Peabo Bryson, Will Downing, The Winans, Dave Weckl, George Duke, T Bone Burnett, Los Straitjackets, Jose Feliciano, Thelma Houston, Diana Ross, Miles Davis, The Tempations, Missy Elliot, Euge Groove, Manhattan Transfer, Keiko Matsui, Teena Marie, Vicki Carr, Jennifer Warnes, Marcus Miller featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, Boney James, The Gap Band, Aerosmith, Mick Taylor, The Commodores, Smokey Robinson, Chevy Chase and more. His production skills have helped launch the careers of many outstanding artists including internationally renowned jazz flutist James Newton, and from Frank Zappa fame; the legendary Fowler Brothers. He has also produced projects for such critically acclaimed groups as Spindrift, Kristin King, three time L.A. Weekly Music Award winner Cory Wilkins, Prince Robinson, 24Black, Kyle Eastwood, Fur & Steve, Carrie Hamilton, Rotondi, The Dimebox Band, and L.A. jazz favorite Elliott Caine. He also had a number one hit in the eastern European dance market with Petia and the song "Mirage". Moody is recognized as one of the industry's premier drum engineers. Currently drummers Dave Weckl, Michael White, and Ricky Lawson are regular clients of his. In addition, he has worked with Dennis Chambers, Steve Farrone, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Parcaro, Gary Novak, Gregg Bissonette, Alex Acuna, Chad Wackerman, Danny Carey, Tom Brechlein, Airto, Will Kennedy, Harvey Mason, Chester Thompson, Bernard Purdie, Gerry Brown, James Gadson, Tris Imboden, Melvin Webb, Oscar Seaton, Joey Heredia, Bill Stewart, Johnny Vatos, Sheila E, Joe La Barbera and more. If you want a "slammin" drum sound along with great sounding tracks, he's the one to call! Visit Online: www.dennismoodymusic.com