EP 118 - Russell Thompson (Principal Bassist Arkansas Symphony)
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by Ryan Roberts, (Principal Bassist Arkansas Symphony)
1w ago
Russell was lucky to grow up in a musical family in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His mother played the bassoon, his father played the french horn, and his step-father taught saxophone and played jazz. He began playing the bass in 4’th grade, but his interest in classical music began to spark when he began studying with Tracy Rowell and  joined the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) his sophomore year. It wasn’t until attending the inaugural summer of the National Music Festival in Floyd, Virginia that he considered pursuing music as a career.       He earned a bachelo ..read more
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EP 117 - Tony Grey
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by Ryan Roberts
2w ago
Born March 25, 1975 in Newcastle, England. Tony is a multi-instrumentalist, master bassist, composer, producer, published author and award-winning music educator; he studied at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2001, receiving the prestigious 'Outstanding Performer' award. Tony is known for his 6-string electric bass technique, his blend of jazz/world-fusion compositions, and his groundbreaking music education curriculum and teaching Philosophy.  Tony has gone on to collaborate and perform with some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as: John McL ..read more
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EP - 116 David Rodriguez (Isaac Hayes, Tito Puente, Rochester Philharmonic, NJPAC Vice President)
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by Ryan Roberts, (Isaac Hayes, Tito Puente, Rochester Philharmonic, NJPAC Vice President)
1M ago
 Bassist David Rodriguez has worked with groups ranging from Isaac Hayes to Tito Puente to the Rochester Philharmonic. He studied at Juilliard, the Eastman School of Music, and Mansfield University. David is currently the Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center where the Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass is held.  The Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass is an immersive week of master classes, performances, small ensemble work, studio sessions, lectures and workshops on the campus of Montclair State University.    All ..read more
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EP 115 - John Pena(Session Player, Chaka Kahn, Michael Brecker, Jerry Garcia, Ricky Martin)
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by Ryan Roberts, Session Player, Chaka Kahn, Michael Brecker, Jerry Garcia, Ricky Martin
1M ago
John Peña is an in demand touring and session bassist, writer, arranger, producer, and engineer. John has performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists , including: Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, Julio Iglesias, Tania Maria, Natalie Cole, The Crusaders, Herb Alpert, Chaka Khan, Jerry Garcia, Chick Corea, Steve Vai, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Ricky Martin, Barry Manilow, Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald, Joe Sample, Dave Koz, Arturo Sandoval, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Patti LaBelle, Patti Austin, Kenny G, Oleta Adams, Thelma Houston and countless others.   ..read more
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EP 114 - Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Session Musician)
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by Ryan Roberts, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Session Musician
1M ago
Jerry Jemmott is a highly respected American bass guitarist and session musician, best known for his work in the realms of blues, jazz, and R&B. He was born on May 22, 1946, in New York City. Throughout his extensive career, Jemmott has played with numerous iconic artists, leaving a significant impact on the music industry. He is particularly known for his bass playing with B.B. King, with whom he collaborated for many years. Jemmott's distinctive bass lines contributed to the sound of numerous B.B. King recordings, and he played a crucial role in defining the blues bass style. Aside from ..read more
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EP 113 - Marty Isenberg (NY Jazz Double Bassist, Composer, Recording Artist)
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by Ryan Roberts, The Bass Shed Podcast
8M ago
Playing bass was love at first pluck for Marty Isenberg. His career as a jazz musician began at the age of 12, after losing his father to cancer the year prior. A skilled amateur musician, Marty’s father kept many instruments around the house that he would play for the family. After his death, Marty would pull one of these instruments off the wall and begin teaching himself how to play by reading tablature in Bass Player Magazine. The first song he ever learned was My Own Summer by The Deftones. Playing bass was love at first pluck for Mr. Isenberg. It was a cathartic healing experience, a wa ..read more
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EP 112 - Roberto Vally (George Benson, Christopher Cross, Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs)
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by Ryan Roberts, The Bass Shed Podcast
8M ago
Roberto Vally’s accomplishments within music date back to his formidable years in New York where he was awarded his Junior High School’s Music Honor Award. It was clear that Roberto was destined to pursue an education in music. From 1974-1978 he attended New York City’s legendary High School of Music and Art-depicted in Fame (1980 film). Continuing his education in music theory and classical bass he attended the highly acclaimed Julliard School from 1976-1978. There, most notably, he was mentored by the prominent professor and classical bassist, Homer Mensch.  Roberto loved every minute ..read more
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EP 111 - P.J. Cinque
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by Ryan Roberts
9M ago
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EP 110 - Kenny Lee Lewis
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by Ryan Roberts
9M ago
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EP 109 - Chris van Voorst van Beest
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by Ryan Roberts, (NY Chamber Music Composer / Bassist)
9M ago
Chris van Voorst van Beest is a bassist and composer who grew up in Maine and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Hailed as "a double bassist with an exceptional ability to improvise," (Erminio Garotta - Sound & Vision) Chris has performed and/or recorded with artists as diverse as Frank Kimbrough, Robert Glasper, Gabriel Kahane, and George Garzone. Sought after in a variety of musical settings, Chris is a member of a number of original music projects including The Danny Fox Trio and Garage Ellington, plays for immersive theater (Sleep No More), and collaborates with multi-media artists, mos ..read more
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