I'm an Acoustic/Electric Bassist, Composer & Instructor currently living in Germany. A North Texas Jazz Alumni, I've played in Big Bands, Latin/African ensembles and various sized combos - with or without Vocals. My debut CD, 'Latin Journey', was released throughout Europe by Neuklang Records on November 5, 2007. An all-Latin affair, it features Grammy-nominated pianist Dana Landry and world-renowned drummer Daniel Messina. It is currently available through CD Baby at a reduced price. Please click on the CD cover below to purchase the CD:
For a great, in-depth review of the CD featured at the Latin Jazz Corner in September 2008, please visit the following link -
we're practically neighbors here in europe too my fellow american.. but here to comment on that bass.. that latin groove walkin is too hot to be just cool.. awesome piano too.. great drums.. lovely trio.. cheers..
I don't play much in the Stuttgart area. Why are you moving back to the US? My husband and I came here from California about 13 years ago to do music and are staying in Europe. It's the place for my kind of music.
Michael - The tracks here sound fantastic - from one bass player to another, you're playing some good stuff! I'd love to write a review on my site, The Latin Jazz Corner - it would expose your work to a large audience of Latin Jazz fans. Looking forward to getting to know you, stay in touch!
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!!
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.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.