Player Profiles

Check out the videos below to get the story behind some of the busiest and best bass players in the industry as well as some great tips and words of advice for all aspiring bassists.
Steve Jenkins - Player Profile #62
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Steve Jenkins - Player Profile #62

PODCAST Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1E1Ae0rNxz0ecsBBgH1XCU This has been a long time coming but I'm thrilled to finally publish this brand new interview with the incredible Mr. Steve Jenkins! We get into all kinds of nitty gritty in this episode including FX, streaming, technique, touring etc; so please jump on instagram and follow Steve, buy his albums and generally support the guy :) http://www.stevejenkinsbass.com/ As a sideman, he has toured, performed, or recorded with the likes of: Vernon Reid, Screaming Headless Torsos, David Fiuczynski, Stimpy Lockjaw, Alex Skolnick, Josh Smith, Thomas Pridgen, Victor Wooten, Javier Reyes, Keith Carlock, Cindy Blackman Santana, Gene Lake as well as many others. As a bandleader, he released the critically acclaimed "mad science" in late 2004. And in May 2013, he released the long-awaited"Steve Jenkins And The Coaxial Flutter" which has been receiving high praise from press, fans, and even legendary musicians such as Dennis Chambers. As an educator, he has taught at Berklee College of Music's BassLines Summer Program (now called the Victor Wooten Summer Bass Workshop) and has been an artist-in-residence at the Bass Collective in NYC. He has also taught masterclasses and clinics all over the world and was part of the first group of faculty to teach at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Southeast India in the Summer/Fall of 2010. He also teaches private lessons in person and via Skype. After 13 years of living in New York City, Steve moved to Los Angeles in March of 2017. Steve Jenkins proudly endorses Aguilar Amplification, Brubaker Basses, and Jim Dunlop/MXR pedals & strings. ******** MY MUSIC https://open.spotify.com/artist/3DPXwb75biH3nUBuAULz0y FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/bassguitarlessonsmelbourne WEBSITE http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com
Kaveh Rastegar - Player Profile #61
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Kaveh Rastegar - Player Profile #61

PODCAST Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1E1Ae0rNxz0ecsBBgH1XCU https://kavehrastegar.bandcamp.com/ Kaveh Rastegar is a bassist, multi instrumentalist, producer and recording artist who has collaborated with a long list of artists. As a bassist, Rastegar is best known as a founding member of the genre-blurring, GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody, though he’s also toured the world with superstars like John Legend (and also appeared as his fictional counterpart in the beloved musical La La Land), recorded with artists like Shania Twain, Beck, Ringo Starr, Colin Hay and Ligabue served as musical director for singer/hitmaker Sia, and works with R&B sensation Sabrina Claudio as both songwriter and co-producer. As a songwriter, he’s penned songs with and for heavy-hitters like Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello, De La Soul, Dawn Richard, Kimbra, Marsha Ambrosius and Ciara, among many others. In 2018 Rastegar released of Light Of Love, his debut album as a leader, the bassist and songwriter strides boldly into the spotlight with a set of songs that draw on every aspect of his wildly diverse résumé to create a wholly individual sound. Like its striking cover art, Light of Love is a collage – of influences, experiences, and collaborations – that merge to form a mosaic portrait of collaborators and the vibrant Los Angeles music scene. He continues to collaborate on different projects including a new album out soon ******** MY MUSIC https://open.spotify.com/artist/3DPXwb75biH3nUBuAULz0y FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/bassguitarlessonsmelbourne WEBSITE http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com