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Bruce Gertz

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Every morning, world-renowned jazz bassist, composer, and educator, Bruce Gertz, makes himself a cup of coffee and sits at the baby grand piano of his Melrose, MA living room. Surrounded by quirky plants, records of his esteemed inspirations, and albums of his own, Gertz composes something every day, regardless of the day’s events ahead. He says, "Sometimes I only get a short idea but that can be the seed of a beautiful composition." His counterparts applaud him for his restless commitment to self-improvement.

Gertz is known for his superb mastery of the upright bass and was named “Outstanding Bassist” by Boston Music Awards. What some fans don’t know is that he grew up playing electric bass from the age of 14 and still plays (and teaches) the electric quite often. His extraordinary contribution to music education has earned him multiple recognition awards from The International Association of Jazz Educators and the Jazz Education Network. He has been serving as a Professor of Bass at Berklee College of Music since 1976. Additional educator credits include serving on the advisory board of the International Society of Bassists and as an adjudicator at the Clark Terry UNH Jazzer's Festival.

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Article: Album Review

Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration

Read "A Bigger Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist / composer Matt Savage's career has been on an upward curve since he recorded his first album--before his tenth birthday! Now twenty-one and a recent graduate of Boston's Berklee School of Music, Savage and his trio have released their tenth album, A Bigger Celebration, this one employing the services of some heavy-swinging guest artists including ...

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Take Five With Snow Owl

Read "Take Five With Snow Owl" reviewed by Juan Garcia-Herreros


Meet Snow Owl:Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known by his stage name Snow Owl, is a world-renowned electric bassist. He has performed with world famous stars like Elton John, Al Jarreau, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Christina Aguilera with his electric six-string contrabass guitar. Garcia-Herreros has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity ...

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Article: Interview

Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth

Read "Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt


Whether considered a member of Generation X or Y, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/composer and bandleader Daniel Bennett's career certainly is indicative of how many young artists' careers are ascending with the advent of the internet. But Daniel has a measured cynicism towards balancing live performance with the wonders of tech. Moreover what is also refreshing about ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Bruce Gertz Quintet Kicks of Jazz at the Arsenal Series in Watertown on Monday, September 19

Bruce Gertz Quintet Kicks of Jazz at the Arsenal Series in Watertown on Monday, September 19

Jazz bassist Bruce Gertz and his quintet are performing at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Massachusetts, on Monday, September 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $18 and can be ordered online. In addition to Gertz, the quintet includes Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Steve Hunt ...

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News: Music Industry

Newest ARC Members Cover Broad Demographic of Talent

Newest ARC Members Cover Broad Demographic of Talent

2010 has seen a continual growth of the Artists Recording Collective roster of member artists and producers. ARC includes GRAMMY winners and musicians who create high quality and thoughtful work of most all styles across the entire jazz spectrum. Two exciting young artists, saxophonist, Anthony E. Nelson, Jr. and guitarist, Dan Arcamone have joined ARC. These ...

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Reptilian Fantasies

Label: Open Mind Jazz
Released: 2008

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Blueprint

Label: Evidence (5)
Released: 1992
Track listing: Proton; Neves; It Should; Otto's Motto; While You Were Out; Cryptic Current; The Other You; Backspace; Red Yellow Green; Blueprint; Proton II;

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Inside Out

Label: Red Record
Released: 1990
Track listing: World; Jupiter; Night And Day; Red's Blues; Inside Out; Geraldine; Neves; No;

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Sonora

Label: Innowo
Released: 1990
Track listing: Growing; Carla's Method; Singing Chet; Whistling Away The Darkness; Wild Cats; Lupus;


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