2018 Artist Lineup

Thursday

Mohini Dey

6:45pm – 7:25pm

Mohini Dey, daughter of bass player Sujoy Dey, has been described as prodigy by many acclaimed musicians and has already been making waves in the music scene in India.

Born in 1996, Mohini is probably the youngest bass player in India having such a busy schedule and an already successful career. She started learning bass guitar at the tender age of 3 and started doing concerts and recordings at the age of 10. She’s happiest when she is with her bass.

Mohini says: “when I was a small child, I was drawn towards my father’s bass guitar. He noticed my interest and started teaching me. Thanks to him and my entire family, I’m able to do what I really like… I want to be a versatile musician, just like my dad… I love playing funk, jazz, blues, Indian classical and fusion…”

The Band:
Mohini Dey – Bass
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Plini – Guitar

Follow Mohini on Facebook

Mohini Dey

6:45pm – 7:25pm

Mohini Dey, daughter of bass player Sujoy Dey, has been described as prodigy by many acclaimed musicians and has already been making waves in the music scene in India.

Born in 1996, Mohini is probably the youngest bass player in India having such a busy schedule and an already successful career. She started learning bass guitar at the tender age of 3 and started doing concerts and recordings at the age of 10. She’s happiest when she is with her bass.

Mohini says: “when I was a small child, I was drawn towards my father’s bass guitar. He noticed my interest and started teaching me. Thanks to him and my entire family, I’m able to do what I really like… I want to be a versatile musician, just like my dad… I love playing funk, jazz, blues, Indian classical and fusion…”

The Band:
Mohini Dey – Bass
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Plini – Guitar

Follow Mohini on Facebook

Cheikh Ndoye

7:40pm – 8:20pm

Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. His love for Jazz put him on a historical path of investigation into this genre, again at quite an early age. After listening to Weather Report‘s 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar.

Africa’s flair for melody lends itself to being a cultural playground for the virtuoso bassist and over the decades, several have made their mark in the international arena. Bakithi Kumalo (South Africa), Linley Marthe (Mauritius) and of course, Richard Bona (Cameroon) make up a small part of a respected roll call. Today, Senegal’s own, Cheikh Ndoye, fits comfortably into and adds to this incredible legacy, not only as a bass master, but also as a multi-instrumentalist and composer of distinction.

He has played and recorded with great artists such as Randy Brecker, Russell Ferrante, Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Kazumi Watanabe, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karen Briggs, Tizer, Special EFX, Dean Brown, and Arshak Sirunyan a number of whom appeared on his first CD, an album entitled “A Child’s Tale”. There’s no doubt that Cheikh will be added to this prestigious and very short list of inspired artists.

The Band:
Cheikh Ndoye – Bass
Raul Pineda – Drums
Bryan Velasco – Keys
Mike Miller – Guitar
Jesus Diaz – Percussion

More info on Cheikh

Cheikh Ndoye

7:40pm – 8:20pm

Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. His love for Jazz put him on a historical path of investigation into this genre, again at quite an early age. After listening to Weather Report‘s 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar.

Africa’s flair for melody lends itself to being a cultural playground for the virtuoso bassist and over the decades, several have made their mark in the international arena. Bakithi Kumalo (South Africa), Linley Marthe (Mauritius) and of course, Richard Bona (Cameroon) make up a small part of a respected roll call. Today, Senegal’s own, Cheikh Ndoye, fits comfortably into and adds to this incredible legacy, not only as a bass master, but also as a multi-instrumentalist and composer of distinction.

He has played and recorded with great artists such as Randy Brecker, Russell Ferrante, Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Kazumi Watanabe, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karen Briggs, Tizer, Special EFX, Dean Brown, and Arshak Sirunyan a number of whom appeared on his first CD, an album entitled “A Child’s Tale”. There’s no doubt that Cheikh will be added to this prestigious and very short list of inspired artists.

The Band:
Cheikh Ndoye – Bass
Raul Pineda – Drums
Bryan Velasco – Keys
Mike Miller – Guitar
Jesus Diaz – Percussion

More info on Cheikh

Reggie Young

8:35pm – 9:15pm

Grammy award winning, session bassist, Reggie Young and his unorthodox style of bass playing has turned heads in the music industry which unleashed gigs with stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Wonder, Will. i. am., Ruben Studdard and many more. Born in New York, Reggie began playing bass at age 12. Reggie’s roots were established in a small church located in the small village of Hempstead L.I. where he quickly became nationally recognized and sought after as a session bassist. Early in his professional career Young recorded on dozens of gospel artists records which brought him international acclaim and along with it came an international fan base.

The Band:
Reggie Young – Bass
Andrew Swift – Guitar
James Cage – Trumpet
Abel Mireles – Sax
Tokunori Kajwara – Trombone
Anthony Miller – Keys
Carlton Jay – Keys
Daiquan Davis – Drums

Learn more about Reggie

Reggie Young

8:35pm – 9:15pm

Grammy award winning, session bassist, Reggie Young and his unorthodox style of bass playing has turned heads in the music industry which unleashed gigs with stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Wonder, Will. i. am., Ruben Studdard and many more. Born in New York, Reggie began playing bass at age 12. Reggie’s roots were established in a small church located in the small village of Hempstead L.I. where he quickly became nationally recognized and sought after as a session bassist. Early in his professional career Young recorded on dozens of gospel artists records which brought him international acclaim and along with it came an international fan base.

The Band:
Reggie Young – Bass
Andrew Swift – Guitar
James Cage – Trumpet
Abel Mireles – Sax
Tokunori Kajwara – Trombone
Anthony Miller – Keys
Carlton Jay – Keys
Daiquan Davis – Drums

Learn more about Reggie

Abraham Laboriel

9:35pm – 10:15pm

Abraham Laboriel is a bassist who has played on over 4,000 recordings and soundtracks. Guitar Player Magazine described him as “the most widely used session bassist of our time.”

Abraham was born in Mexico City. Originally a classically trained guitarist, he switched to bass guitar while studying at the Berklee School of Music. Henry Mancini encouraged Abraham to move to Los Angeles, California and pursue a recording career.

Since then, he has worked with artists as diverse as Donald Fagen, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Dave Grusin, Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Billy Cobham, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Ray Charles, Madonna, Paul Simon, Andrae’ Crouch, The Winans, The Crusaders, Keith Green, Quincy Jones, Umberto Tozzi, Ron Kenoly, Chris Isaak, Paul Jackson Jr., Alison Krauss, and Michael Jackson.

In 2005, Abraham was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the Berklee College of Music.

Abraham was a founding member of the bands, Friendship and Koinonia. He now is a member of “Open Hands” with Justo Almario, and Bill Maxwell.

The Band:
Abraham Laboriel – Bass
Justo Almario – Woodwinds
Bill Maxwell – Drums
Tim Carmon – Keyboards

Read more about Abraham and Open Hands

Abraham Laboriel

9:35pm – 10:15pm

Abraham Laboriel is a bassist who has played on over 4,000 recordings and soundtracks. Guitar Player Magazine described him as “the most widely used session bassist of our time.”

Abraham was born in Mexico City. Originally a classically trained guitarist, he switched to bass guitar while studying at the Berklee School of Music. Henry Mancini encouraged Abraham to move to Los Angeles, California and pursue a recording career.

Since then, he has worked with artists as diverse as Donald Fagen, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Dave Grusin, Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Billy Cobham, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Ray Charles, Madonna, Paul Simon, Andrae’ Crouch, The Winans, The Crusaders, Keith Green, Quincy Jones, Umberto Tozzi, Ron Kenoly, Chris Isaak, Paul Jackson Jr., Alison Krauss, and Michael Jackson.

In 2005, Abraham was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the Berklee College of Music.

Abraham was a founding member of the bands, Friendship and Koinonia. He now is a member of “Open Hands” with Justo Almario, and Bill Maxwell.

The Band:
Abraham Laboriel – Bass
Justo Almario – Woodwinds
Bill Maxwell – Drums
Tim Carmon – Keyboards

Read more about Abraham and Open Hands

John Patitucci

10:35pm – 11:35pm

John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 30+ years and active in all styles of music. He is a three-time Grammy award winner, has been nominated over fourteen times and has played on many other Grammy award-winning recordings. He has performed and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Victor Feldman, Nancy Wilson and countless others. John has also performed and or recorded with pop artists such as Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, Bono, Sting, James Taylor and Paul Simon. He has been active as a composer with fourteen solo recordings of his own and has been commissioned to write for various chamber music groups. John has performed as a soloist with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony of Norway, the St. Louis Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Patitucci has been involved in education for many years, writing books, making instructional videos and giving master classes around the world. John was formerly the Artistic Director of The Bass Collective, a specialized school in New York and a Professor of Music at The City College of New York from 2002-2012. He is currently Artist in Residence at Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute and launched his interactive online bass school through ArtistWorks (artistworks.com). The 2017-2018 season finds John continuing to tour with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the Children of the Light Trio, his own group, the John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, a reunion tour of the Chick Corea Elektric Band and the Chick Corea Trio. His two most recent releases are Brooklyn, featuring the Electric Guitar Quartet (Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars, and Brian Blade on drums) and Irmãos de Fé with Yotam Silberstein on guitar and Rogerio Boccato on drums and percussion.

The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet:
John Patitucci – Bass
Adam Rogers – Guitar
Steve Cardenas – Guitar
Drums – Nate Smith

More info on John

John Patitucci

10:35pm – 11:35pm

John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 30+ years and active in all styles of music. He is a three-time Grammy award winner, has been nominated over fourteen times and has played on many other Grammy award-winning recordings. He has performed and/or recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett, Victor Feldman, Nancy Wilson and countless others. John has also performed and or recorded with pop artists such as Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, Bono, Sting, James Taylor and Paul Simon. He has been active as a composer with fourteen solo recordings of his own and has been commissioned to write for various chamber music groups. John has performed as a soloist with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony of Norway, the St. Louis Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Patitucci has been involved in education for many years, writing books, making instructional videos and giving master classes around the world. John was formerly the Artistic Director of The Bass Collective, a specialized school in New York and a Professor of Music at The City College of New York from 2002-2012. He is currently Artist in Residence at Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute and launched his interactive online bass school through ArtistWorks (artistworks.com). The 2017-2018 season finds John continuing to tour with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the Children of the Light Trio, his own group, the John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, a reunion tour of the Chick Corea Elektric Band and the Chick Corea Trio. His two most recent releases are Brooklyn, featuring the Electric Guitar Quartet (Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars, and Brian Blade on drums) and Irmãos de Fé with Yotam Silberstein on guitar and Rogerio Boccato on drums and percussion.

The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet:
John Patitucci – Bass
Adam Rogers – Guitar
Steve Cardenas – Guitar
Drums – Nate Smith

More info on John

Friday

Tony Puleo

6:45pm – 7:25pm

A staple in the Boston Theater scene. With an inherently rhythmic soul, Tony Puleo incorporates spark and versatility into his bass playing. His adept fingering style, adaptability, and stage presence have garnered him an array of gigs from the position of touring bass player for Carly Simon to recording, and performing with Blue Man. Tony has had extensive training with Bruce Gertz from Berklee College of Music and Mike Turner and has himself has taught privately as well Tony has many years of studio work for musical artists as well as advertising/commercials, to live session work for bands throughout New England, New York and Europe.

TSK Band:
Tony Puleo – Bass
Scott Abene – Guitar
Keith Augeri – Drums

Read more about Tony and TSK

Tony Puleo

6:45pm – 7:25pm

A staple in the Boston Theater scene. With an inherently rhythmic soul, Tony Puleo incorporates spark and versatility into his bass playing. His adept fingering style, adaptability, and stage presence have garnered him an array of gigs from the position of touring bass player for Carly Simon to recording, and performing with Blue Man. Tony has had extensive training with Bruce Gertz from Berklee College of Music and Mike Turner and has himself has taught privately as well Tony has many years of studio work for musical artists as well as advertising/commercials, to live session work for bands throughout New England, New York and Europe.

TSK Band:
Tony Puleo – Bass
Scott Abene – Guitar
Keith Augeri – Drums

Read more about Tony and TSK

Julie Slick

7:40pm – 8:20pm

Julie Slick is a virtuoso bassist and composer known for her wide array of unique tones and substantial melodic invention. Throughout her career, she has developed a distinctive voice through international performances and recording with acclaimed first class musicians in both the progressive rock and jazz communities (with the Adrian Belew Power Trio, Crimson ProjeKct, EchoTest).

The Band:
Julie Slick – Bass
Marco Machera – Bass
Alessandro Inolti – Drums

Read more about Julie here

Julie Slick

7:40pm – 8:20pm

Julie Slick is a virtuoso bassist and composer known for her wide array of unique tones and substantial melodic invention. Throughout her career, she has developed a distinctive voice through international performances and recording with acclaimed first class musicians in both the progressive rock and jazz communities (with the Adrian Belew Power Trio, Crimson ProjeKct, EchoTest).

The Band:
Julie Slick – Bass
Marco Machera – Bass
Alessandro Inolti – Drums

Read more about Julie here

Bakithi Kumalo

8:35pm – 9:15pm

Bakithi Kumalo, originally from South Africa, joined Paul Simon in 1985 to record “Graceland”. Since then, he has been with Paul Simon who is currently preparing for a US tour. Bakithi has played with many great artists including Gloria Estefan, Chaka Kahn, Grover Washington, Gerald Albright, Philip Bailey, Keiko Matsui, Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, Jonathan Butler, Miriam Makena, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Josh Groban. He has played on Grammy winning albums by Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, and of course, Paul Simon’s 16x Platinum “Graceland”.

The Band:
Bakithi Kumalo – Bass
David Bravo – Keyboards
Mark Portugal – Drums
Morris Goldberg – Saxophone/Flute

Bakithi Kumalo

8:35pm – 9:15pm

Bakithi Kumalo, originally from South Africa, joined Paul Simon in 1985 to record “Graceland”. Since then, he has been with Paul Simon who is currently preparing for a US tour. Bakithi has played with many great artists including Gloria Estefan, Chaka Kahn, Grover Washington, Gerald Albright, Philip Bailey, Keiko Matsui, Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, Jonathan Butler, Miriam Makena, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Josh Groban. He has played on Grammy winning albums by Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, and of course, Paul Simon’s 16x Platinum “Graceland”.

The Band:
Bakithi Kumalo – Bass
David Bravo – Keyboards
Mark Portugal – Drums
Morris Goldberg – Saxophone/Flute

Oskar Cartaya

9:35pm – 10:15pm

Oskar Cartaya, during the course of a full career playing bass, composing, arranging and acting as musical director for an amazing array of artists, Oskar has soaked up the influences of his homes in Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles to create his very unique style.

A long prolific career working with the likes of Spyro Gyra, Herb Albert, Jennifer Lopez, Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, Robbie Robertson, Willie Colon, Dave Valentin and more has given a solid reputation in the music industry.

When playing his own music live he is surrounded by the Enclave which Oskar describes as “a musical play on words, the voice of a culture from within the boundaries of America, and a musical expression played en clavé. Our sound is a gumbo of jazz and funk, Afro-Caribbean percussion and urban street soul attitude.”

The Band:
Oskar Cartaya – Bass
Marcos Lopez – Percussion
Etienne Rivera Percussion
Paul Gonzalez – Drums
Jonathan Montes – Keys
Frank Fontaine – Sax
Lider Chapotin – Trumpet
Dayren Santamaria – Violin
Lily Hernandez – Vocals

More info on Oskar

Oskar Cartaya

9:35pm – 10:15pm

Oskar Cartaya, during the course of a full career playing bass, composing, arranging and acting as musical director for an amazing array of artists, Oskar has soaked up the influences of his homes in Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles to create his very unique style.

A long prolific career working with the likes of Spyro Gyra, Herb Albert, Jennifer Lopez, Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, Robbie Robertson, Willie Colon, Dave Valentin and more has given a solid reputation in the music industry.

When playing his own music live he is surrounded by the Enclave which Oskar describes as “a musical play on words, the voice of a culture from within the boundaries of America, and a musical expression played en clavé. Our sound is a gumbo of jazz and funk, Afro-Caribbean percussion and urban street soul attitude.”

The Band:
Oskar Cartaya – Bass
Marcos Lopez – Percussion
Etienne Rivera – Percussion
Paul Gonzalez – Drums
Jonathan Montes – Keys
Frank Fontaine – Sax
Lider Chapotin – Trumpet
Dayren Santamaria – Violin
Lily Hernandez – Vocals

More info on Oskar

Étienne & Swaéli Mbappé

10:35pm – 11:35pm

Étienne Mbappé

Known for his years with The Zawinul Syndicate, for his collaborations with Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead , and with Jazz saxophonist Bill Evans , among others , Etienne Mbappé is for almost 10 years now a member of legendary guitarist John Mclaughlin’S 4th Dimension Band. He also leads his own Band, Étienne Mbappé & The Prophets

The Band:
Etienne Mbappé – Bass & Voice
Swaéli Mbappé – Bass
Balthazar Naturel – Ténor Sax
Nicholas Vella – Piano/Keyboards
Nicolas Viccaro – Drums

Check out Etienne’s website

Swaéli Mbappé

Born in Paris in 1993, Swaéli Mbappé truly follows in the footsteps of his celebrated father and early teacher (Étienne Mbappé). At 24 years old, he is already regarded as one of the finest young electric bass exponents on the Parisian scene. He is currently Touring with African Master drummer Paco Sery’s Band, virtuoso violonist Jean Luc Ponty, Jazz vocalist China Moses, pianist Marc Cary among others.

(The Band – see Étienne)

Visit Swaéli on Facebook

Étienne & Swaéli Mbappé

10:35pm – 11:35pm

Étienne Mbappé

Known for his years with The Zawinul Syndicate, for his collaborations with Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead , and with Jazz saxophonist Bill Evans , among others , Etienne Mbappé is for almost 10 years now a member of legendary guitarist John Mclaughlin’S 4th Dimension Band. He also leads his own Band, Étienne Mbappé & The Prophets

The Band:
Etienne Mbappé – Bass & Voice
Swaéli Mbappé – Bass
Balthazar Naturel – Ténor Sax
Nicholas Vella – Piano/Keyboards
Nicolas Viccaro – Drums

Check out Etienne’s website

Swaéli Mbappé

Born in Paris in 1993, Swaéli Mbappé truly follows in the footsteps of his celebrated father and early teacher (Étienne Mbappé). At 24 years old, he is already regarded as one of the finest young electric bass exponents on the Parisian scene. He is currently Touring with African Master drummer Paco Sery’s Band, virtuoso violonist Jean Luc Ponty, Jazz vocalist China Moses, pianist Marc Cary among others.

(The Band – see Étienne)

Visit Swaéli on Facebook

Bass Bash starts in

2018/01/25 17:30:00
Bass Bash 15th Anniversary Show

The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Thursday, January 25th & Friday, January 26th
Doors: 5:30pm Show: 6:45pm – 11:45pm
Ticket prices TBD

Get your tickets now!

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