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Bass Doc With Ron Carter and Dave Holland Raising Money on Kickstarter

A documentary that examines the evolution of the double bass in jazz, titled Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz, is raising money on Kickstarter. The film, which is directed by Nick Wells and has already been two years in the works, will be completed either way, but the Kickstarter campaign is intended … Read More “Bass Doc With Ron Carter and Dave Holland Raising Money on Kickstarter”

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Jeff Denson Named Dean of Instruction at California Jazz Conservatory

Jeff Denson, the renowned bassist, vocalist, and composer, has been named dean of instruction at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, beginning in August. He succeeds Susan Muscarella, who is the founder of the conservatory. She will continue on as its president. “Jeff is one of the most talented artist-educators I have ever had the … Read More “Jeff Denson Named Dean of Instruction at California Jazz Conservatory”

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Esperanza Spalding Casts First of “12 Little Spells” Online

The singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding yesterday (Oct. 7) released the first installment of her new musical suite, 12 Little Spells, which she is unveiling to the public online via her website and Facebook and Instagram accounts. Spalding is putting out the project piece by piece—or spell by spell, in her parlance—every day at 12:12 … Read More “Esperanza Spalding Casts First of “12 Little Spells” Online”

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