" HI GEOFFREY, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL FREEDOM MUSIC, ALL JAZZ STYLES.BUT, IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS....FULL TIME. 24 HOURS GROOVE JAZZ.NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ…"
Thank you so much for your kind remarks about the network. It truly is 'a great place to hang'...thank you also for refering your friends here, it will feel even more like home when you can share the joy of our site here with…"
I'll be back at St Lawrence of Brindisi for their Sunday 11:00 a.m. services. I'll be playing my GK 110 Sidekick amp and my 3/4 Upright bass. Come check out an amazing band, and a very tight choir. Even if you are not a follower of the faith, its good live free music on a Sunday mid-morning.
Musical Artist, Visual Artist, Composer, Graphic Designer, Author, Collector, Fan
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I’m a native to the city of Los Angeles. I’ve been playing music for over half of my life, starting the journey at a tender age of ten. Classically trained first, until many years later, the jazz bug bit me, and I’ve been doing it ever since. My styles range from Rock to Bach and everything in between.
Classically & Jazz trained on the acoustic bass for 20+ years. When I was younger, I had the pleasure of shortly studying under Bill “William” Rene in West L.A. I was very lucky to be the youngest student admitted for the weekend workshops at the D*** Grove school of music, where while concurrently going to Fairfax High School (Class of 1988) as a music major, I spent my senior year at Grove. I studied under Dean Taba for two semesters. Upon my graduation of Fairfax High School, I was awarded the Herb Alpert Music Scholarship.
When I attended Valley College, I was attached to the 18 piece big band for a handful of semesters; conducted by Don Nelligan. I also was part of the orchestra conducted by T.A. Lynn. I then headed south to cooler weather, and was in the Santa Monica City College’s orchestra, conducted by L. Beasley, where I held the chair 1st bass, 2nd string. Every summer I would play at the African Market place on Rodeo Avenue in Los Angeles. I had a short stint over at Cal-State Los Angeles, where I was a bassist for Dr. Buck's orchestra. Prof. Williams had a wind ensemble that I allowed to add the warmth of the upright bass. The string bass brought an interesting sound and texture to a sea of woodwinds & brass. It was an amazing experience, reading & transposing other parts. This experience paid off years later, as I have done the same thing with the Al Malaikah Shrine Los Angeles Million Dollar Band back in 2009.
My strong point is I’m a reader. I also have a very good ear and play in the pocket. The more I play, gig and do session work, only adds to the experiences and stories that I get to pass along, as they were done to me at a young age by others.
I am available for session work, & shows. My main project that I’ve been involved with since 2003 is a seasonal show, mainly in the fall, with some special events for the spring. I’m the bassist for The Penny Dreadful, which is the musical aspect of The Doubtful Guests.
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Thank you so much for your kind remarks about the network. It truly is 'a great place to hang'...thank you also for refering your friends here, it will feel even more like home when you can share the joy of our site here with those you enjoy. I'm blessed each day with the network, its a pleasure to have you here with us!!
HI GEOFFREY, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL FREEDOM MUSIC, ALL JAZZ STYLES.BUT, IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS....FULL TIME. 24 HOURS GROOVE JAZZ.NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I HAVE TWO HOURS WEEK TO INTRODUCE JAZZ, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.OO AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE RIGHT NOW. GEOFFREY, I WRITE THIS MAIL IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS DIVULGE MORE BEAT JAZZ IN BRAZIL. MORE IMPROVISED, GROOVE AND SWING MUSIC. THINK ABOUT. REGARDS FROM BRAZIL. EDSON.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.