Brent-Anthony Johnson is a producer and composer who records and performs via the medium of fretted and fretless 6-string "Sub-Contrabass" guitar and 4-string acoustic and electric bass guitar and acoustic contrabass.
All BAJ's 6-string basses are tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G (low to high) "so its a 'loooow jammie' thing, baby!"
He has studied with bassists Michael Fitzmaurice, Kirwan Brown, Kai Eckhardt, Kim Stone, and Jimmy Haslip and he has taught privately since 1979. Brent-Anthony has also taught at Naropa University and at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Lamont School at CU/Denver and he has been an active clinician since 1988.
Known to the bass community as "BAJ," he contributes interviews and editorial pieces to a number of popular bass websites, forums and magazines. He currently writes for Bass Frontiers Magazine and Bass Musician Magazine. He has also written lessons, reviews and interviews for BASSICS, Global Bass and Bass Inside magazines.
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Brent, welcome aboard! Up with jazz, especially the kind of jazz you play. Could I borrow a $100.00. Oh forgot, you are a jazz musician maybe I need to loan you money, or not. I thought open E was the basses lowest note. Help me out here. Explain your bass tuning for us non-musicians. Love Ya. Ron
Hi Brent, thank you so very much for the friendship. You no there is a special connection between Bassist and Drummers. My eldest brother was a bassist. Who knows somewhere down the road we can share the stage together. Welcome to the network. God Bless you, Anthony
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."