Aguilar Amplification, maker of high-quality bass amplification, pickups, preamps and effects pedals for bassists and Fodera Guitars are pleased to announce a clinic with bassist Tony Grey.
One of the freshest voices on the modern Jazz scene, Grey is renowned for his melodic style of playing as well as his versatility as an accompanist. In addition to his four releases as a bandleader – including his most recent album 2013’s Elevation – Grey has recorded and/or performed with Hiromi, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tomoyasu Hotei.
In addition to his performing schedule, Grey is also an avid educator with numerous books and clinics to his credit. He has successfully launched an online course called the Tony Grey Bass Academy.
For this clinic, Tony will be bringing special guests – keyboardist Cliff Barnes and drummer David Throckmorton – to demonstrate the interplay between improvising musicians and developing a groove within this format.
The event will be held at the Aguilar Artist Loft in NYC on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7pm. In addition to the clinic, guests will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Aguilar and Fodera and to try out gear from both companies. There will also be raffles to win prizes from Aguilar and DR Strings!
For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be streamed online at the following link: new.livestream.com/aguilaramp/tonygreyclinic
Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds from tickets sales will go directly to benefit Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.org)!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from Aguilar’s web store at the following link:
Tony Grey Clinic
Aguilar Artist Loft – Chelsea
Thursday September 25th, 2014
148 W 24th Street, 5th Fl.
NYC, NY 10011
Doors open at 6:00, Clinic at 7:00 pm
$5 per person – tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Aguilar Amplification is a manufacturer of high quality bass amplification, pickups, preamps and effects pedals located in NYC. Many of the world’s greatest musicians have chosen to use Aguilar. Our list of endorsers includes James Cook (Luke Bryan), Jimmy Haslip (Jeff Lorber), Tully Kennedy (Jason Aldean), Tony Grey (Hiromi), Ron Johnson (Gregg Allman) and Felix Pastorius (The Yellowjackets). For more information, please visit: aguilaramp.com.
Founded in March of 1983, Fodera Guitars is a custom bass guitar builder located in Brooklyn, NY USA. We are dedicated to building custom, hand-crafted, electric bass guitars at the highest possible level. Every Brooklyn-built Custom Fodera can be personalized to an incredibly high degree allowing our customers to choose their preferred tone woods, fingerboard material, neck wood, scale length, neck profile, string spacing, and even body shape. We also build a Standard line of instruments that are crafted the same way by the same people as their Custom counterparts. Our Standard instruments provide players with the legendary Fodera tone, playability and pro-player reliability at a more competitive price point. In our never-ending search to craft the finest instruments possible, we have had the honor of working with many of the finest bassists in the world, including Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Mark Kelley, Andy Cichon, Felix Pastorious, Janek Gwizdala, Tony Grey, and many others. To learn more, visit us at our website: fodera.com
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in under-served public schools. The organization trains, equips and supports public school teachers in under-served school districts to run Modern Band programs, which focus on teaching music as a second language and engaging kids with lessons rooted in the popular musical genres that they now and love, like rock, hip hop, pop, country, blues, reggae and funk. Little Kids Rock also donates all of the instruments and curricular resources necessary to run this Modern Band program. To date they have reached more than 300,000 students in 25 cities. More info at littlekidsrock.org