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With “a singular voice that taps all the cultures from which it is born” (BBC), British/Nigerian bass virtuoso and composer Michael Olatuja has been applauded by audiences worldwide for keep reading »

Yeah sure Mark Ronson won Record of The Year for “Uptown Funk” but he ain’t got a thing-and-a-half on Alissia‘s Back To The Funkture EP. keep reading »

It’s been about a year since monster bassist and innovative composer/arranger Derrick Hodge was joined on stage by the National Symphony Orchestra to play and pay keep reading »

Since arriving in NYC, bassist Petros Klampanis has been playing with some of the city’s finest musicians, including saxophonist Greg Osby and drummers Ari Hoenig keep reading »

Happy 67th Birthday to one of the funkiest, lowdown nasty, groove masters of our time, Mr. Larry Graham! Born on August 14, 1946, Graham begun his young career in music tap dancing and playing the piano. Through high school Larry picked up the drums and guitar and subsequently played different instruments in different bands around town. As a member of his mother’s band, The Dell Graham Trio, Larry began playing the bass pedals on the organ at the nightclub they performed at regularly until the bass pedals broke down. In lieu of any bass sounds, Larry rented a bass. The rest is history.

The music gives me a way of expressing spirit and talking about it. The music gives me a way to relay messages. You don’t have to agree with it, but this groove I put on it you cannot deny. Your body is going to move to it even though your mind might disagree with what I am saying. It allows people to enjoy the music as opposed to if we were in a church and I was just talking to you and you may get mad because I used the word “god” in a way you don’t like.