Booby Broom was born and raised in New York City but moved to Chicago about 30 years ago. The closest US equivalent to Gang Of Four, Bush Tetras wanted to be edgy and confrontational, but they also wanted to be a dance band, and succeeded on both counts. Any band whose anthem includes the line “You can’t be funky if you haven’t got a soul” better have a great bassist. Bandleader and guitarist Johnny Hargrove, lead singer and violinist Reyna Pannell, bassist Joey Anderson and drummer Stephon LaRue put their own spin on classic Jazz. RANDY JOHNSTON Because of the expanding "gray area" between jazz & rock, some musicians may be on both lists. Performing hits from his latest CD, Reminisce, and jazz classics. Contemporary Jazz is essentially a catch-all term for the various permutations of popular, mainstream jazz of the 1980s and '90s. Her bass tone was always recognisable, at times providing the reassuring voice when Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo went off on dissonant jams. Criteria: These jazz bass musicians were chosen for their impact & influence within the genre, versatility and the innovative & technical qualities of their playing of the instrument. Bassist, composer, and space man Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, is one … Ron Carter Ron Carter has played on over 2,500 albums and secured a spot in jazz history as one of … M-LAW & THE PROPHETS OF JAZZ Merging blues, Jazz, funk and rock to create popular music with a groove. 1908-10-19 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz double bassist and composer (Elegy), born in London (d. 1987); 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000); 1914-04-30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994) AUGUST 8 – JAZZ AROUND THE MUSEUM – In The Atrium Funk and jazz bass requires, as ever, the most technically accomplished musicians - and there’s plenty of those bassists in our poll results - but that doesn’t mean that rock, metal and electronica-influenced low end doesn’t get a look in. Muy Caliente! JANUARY 31 Modern Muse Trio makes their Jazz Café debut with an evening full of your favorite standards and beyond with sultry, soulful, swingin’ sounds featuring Elizabeth Joy Terrell on vocals, Chris Brydge on bass and Chris Whiteman on guitar. This presentation shares the story of 4 great bass players (Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooten) and how their innovations contributed to bass in the jazz/fusion/funk genres. The six-piece group, specializing in the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, features Tim Lett on trumpet, Steve Norfleet on tenor sax, Pete Anderson on trombone, Lee Covington on piano, Rusty Farmer on bass, and Keith Willingham on drums. A rock-solid bassist, Melissa Auf Der Maur specialised in patching together bands who were in volatile situations, first joining Hole in the dark days after Kristen Pfaff’s death, then Smashing Pumpkins after their fall out with D’arcy Wretzky. Mary Lawrence aka M-Law is a trumpet and flugelhorn player, vocalist, and rapper originally from Virginia. Classic and modern Jazz mixed with Bossa Nova and contemporary styles featuring Justin Smith on guitar; Brian Cruse on bass; Brendan Schnabel on tenor saxophone and C.J. Gary Peacock, a versatile bassist who collaborated with some of the 20th century's most notable jazz musicians, has died. Oct 18: jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding is 26 today. JANUARY 16 Neal “Sugar” Caine is one of the premier jazz bassists on the scene today. Soulful licks and lots of “Yammin”! BLUE PROTOTYPE For this performance, Randy is joined by former Freddy Cole sideman Elias Bailey on bass and by Aaron Binder on drums. He has traveled abroad, near and far sharing his Jazz flare. Charles Mingus. Love the list, but the picture of at the top is of me, Erika Osterhout. At which point the discreet rightness knocks you on your arse. Made in three years by German-born astrophysicist Stefan Immler, the 94-minute documentary shows the city's key role in the past, present and future of jazz and is gaining attention for the filmmaker and his adopted city. But she reappeared, like a lovely hallucination, on The Dream Syndicate’s 2017 reunion album, How Did I Find Myself Here? VMFA’s Robert Phanord hosts an exciting evening of music and conversation with Richmond’s own Desiree Roots. She’s also toured with Butthole Surfers and Cher (now there’s a sentence you don’t get to write every day) and can apparently play anything with anybody. Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument. MARCH 14 Phenomenal guitarist Chris Beasley leads this eight-piece, uniquely configured concept band, offering modern Jazz that will leave you wanting more. VICTOR HASKINS’ SKEIN DEBRA DEAN & THE KEY WEST QUARTET Carol Colman, the incredible bassist for Kid Creole & The Coconuts, deserves a spot on the list. It would be enough if this Australian prodigy was simply a monster fusion bassist. Ariane Cap (educator and solo artist) Hailing from Austria, Ariane is an accomplished sidewoman … DECEMBER 30 (Wednesday) | 7 pm on YouTube As The Pogues’ original bassist, O’Riordan had the thankless job of keeping everybody in line, which she managed surprisingly well. Features Best Female Bassists: An Essential Top 25 Countdown. But in her club shows, she’s less about fusion and more about sophisticated songwriting, even covering The Smiths and Tom Petty. Trombonist Dicky Wells born 1907 in Centerville, TN. Listen to The Lemonheads’ It’s A Shame About Ray album, and the way she makes the whole thing zoom along. She was perhaps the most diehard punk rocker in the line-up, and it helped that she was the only one who could plug in. Jazz news: Legendary Bassist Stanley Clarke Proudly Announces The Premiere Of His Web Series, Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation, November 16 On YouTube. The header picture of Erika Osterhout that you cropped was taken by me at Til Two and I would appreciate being credited for it. Dance to jazz harmonies and Afro-Cuban rhythms! Jazz bass player Gary Peacock. ANALOGUE REPUBLIC An evening of swing, blues and Jazz standards with Claudia Carawan, an award-winning songwriter whose voice has been described as “Positively Soulful”. RICHARD D’ABREU & JAZZ IN THE SPIRIT Required fields are marked *. This classic Jazz trio will thrill you with their renditions of the American Songbook. See more ideas about Jazz, Bassist, Double bass. If she’s good enough for Bowie, she’s good enough for the rest of the world, and has been rightfully added to the list. She’s largely been in the funk world since then, touring with Chaka Khan and Beyoncé. (June 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)The following artists and bands have performed smooth jazz Charlottesville resident Charles Owens is an integral part of the vibrant music scene in Richmond and the region. ROYCE CAMPBELL TRIO Featuring JONAH KANE-WEST, Guitarist Royce Campbell was a member of the Henry Mancini Orchestra for over 20 years! A couple of these entries seem to have barely picked up a bass. Artists subject to change. “A CUP OF JAZZ” Featuring MARJORIE JONES Don’t even think about not dancing! His family confirmed in a … Jazz has had the broadest perspective of all genre's in music since it's first note to the present day. Charles Mingus--Triumph of the Underdog is the first comprehensive documentary about jazz bassist, bandleader, and composer Charles Mingus. One of the best rock bassists ever IMHO. She has released an EP Conversations and a holiday album, A Christmas in Black and White. Victor Wooten, of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, is considered one of the greatest bassists of all time. I was looking to find Lisa Umbarger from the Toadies on this list. Archived. Special Guest: Valerie Cassel Oliver and guest musicians JEAN MILLINGTON from FANNY! Greenwood later joined L7, becoming a hair-shaker among hair-shakers, and rejoined Belly when they released their first album in 23 years, 2018’s Dove. JAY BROWN’S “GRACE STREET SEVEN” TRIPLE CROSSING An amazing talented young lady…. Owner of Skyhook Studios RVA. Bored of phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding? RaJazz is one of Hampton Roads’ most requested smooth jazz and R&B bands by festivals throughout the area! Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Barbara Martin (Staunton VA) sings Jazz standards and original songs of wit and truth with Lucy Kilpatrick on piano and Karl Kimmel on bass. Music reminiscent of Cole Porter and the Great American Songbook with Ken Kellner on bass, Todd Woodson on drums, Anthony Dowd on keyboard and Jonathan Greenberg on trumpet. Jazz is a truly American artform whose appeal has proven to be universal since its humble beginnings in the early 20th century. You’re right, Gail Ann Dorsey was something of an oversight. View all of the performances on YouTube! Founder Rogers Brown on keyboard, Stephanie Sanders on saxophone, Jason Cales on guitar, Tracy Spence on bass, Chris Jernigan on drums, Rick Micau on percussion and Ahisa Johnson on vocals. Her early 90s work set a soul revival in motion and established her as one of those mavericks who could build something original and modern out of the soul tradition, incorporating pop, rap and reggae into the mix – and of course, many tasty basslines. World Music at its best! LARRI BRANCH TRIO Vocalist Marjorie Jones is a favorite on the RVA music scene. I would put Gail Ann Dorsey on any list of bass players. Agree with the others shocked to not see Gail Ann Dorsey …and no Tracy Wormworth???? Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by … RVA’s multi-generational World Jazz “little big band,” featuring John Lilley (alto & tenor), Chris Sclafani (alto & baritone), Myrick Crampton (tenor), Chris Vasi (guitar), Brian Cruse (bass), Scott Milstead (drums) and George M Lowe (Leader & guitar). Special guest Valerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will join the discussion. I love Kim Deal, Kim Gordon & Juliana Hatfield and all my respect goes to Carol Kaye, but Gail-Ann Dorsey rules! I do not get it. Paige Melton’s vocals are the center of the group with accompaniment by Bob Blagg on guitar, Ken Kellner on bass, Randall Mailand on piano and Todd Woodson on drums. One of Virginia’s premier bassists, Michael Hawkins is accomplished on upright and electric bass and has accompanied nationally renowned artists such as Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Wilson, and Larry Willis. RAS MEL GLOVER JR. Smith continued as a beloved cult figure, making a hauntingly beautiful album with Opal and then a solo album, Nine Ways Of Disappearing – after which she did just that, reportedly living in the desert. Suzi Quatro is number 1. Brilliant suggestions all round though! While versed in trad jazz (bebop and post-bop), Broom draws from a variety of American music forms such as funk, soul, R&B and blues. Wilkenfeld proved that during her touring stints with Chick Corea, Jeff Beck and when opening for The Who, when she dazzled older audiences who hadn’t seen that kind of spirit since 1969. The band features Dr. Weldon Hill on piano/keyboard, Michael Hawkins on upright and electric bass, and John Walters on drums. 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