Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

Articles | Popular | Future

LIVE REVIEWS

The Victor Wooten Trio at The Ardmore Music Hall

Read "The Victor Wooten Trio at The Ardmore Music Hall" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

The Victor Wooten Trio The Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore PA March 4, 2017 Bass innovator Victor Wooten may not quite be a household name, but he's pretty well known as instrumentalists go. This is attributable to his talents, yes, but also to the many different types of projects in which his talents have been presented over the years. From the unique crossover spacegrass / jazz / jam band appeal of Bela Fleck ...

FILM REVIEWS

Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Making Music

Read "Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Making Music" reviewed by Anton Rasmussen

Victor Wooten & Carter Beauford Making Music Hudson Music 2002 One of my favorite VHS tapes in High School around 14 years ago was the Hudson Music recording called Making Music, featuring Carter Beauford and Victor Wooten. This recording is still available from Hudson Music and, as of 2002, the film contains over 90 minutes of bonus footage. When Carter Beauford was two, he started playing drums. He was so young that when ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Victor Wooten Band, Denver, CO, July 14, 2012

Read "Victor Wooten Band, Denver, CO, July 14, 2012" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Victor Wooten BandCervantes Masterpiece BallroomDenverJuly 14, 2012How low can you go? You can't go any lower than the Victor Wooten Band. The band is deep, it's low, it's almost all bottom. This is a band where five members play bass. That is to say, five bass players. In one band. They didn't all play at the same time. Saturday night, the most bassists we heard at one time were only four. That is to say, ...

BOOK REVIEWS

The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music

Read "The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music Victor L. Wooten Paperback; 288 pages ISBN: 9789022993538 Berkley Books 2008

Bassist Victor Wooten's book The Music Lesson is a tour de force, a bold and courageous exploration of how to shift one's consciousness and engage the world from a nonordinary perspective. This is not your usual jazz autobiography, but then Wooten is not your usual musician: the ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Victor Wooten: Palmystery

Read "Palmystery" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There are those who believe jazz is the devil's music. However, many artists have used this music to express their spirituality and reverence for God. Bassist Victor Wooten is among those, presenting that side of himself with Palmystery. Wooten is a husband and father of four, as well as the youngest of the five Wooten Brothers. The group performed on the West Coast, opening for such acts as Curtis Mayfield and War. Wooten's influences on the bass include ...