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Bruce Gertz

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, acoustic and electric bass player and composer Bruce Gertz began playing guitar at the age of ten. By age fourteen he changed to the bass guitar and started playing rock, blues and later jazz. While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston as a composition and arranging major, Bruce studied acoustic bass under John Neves and William Curtis. He began freelancing in the Boston area and soon built a reputation as a versatile player and soloist on both acoustic and electric bass. Gertz became associated with Bill Frisell, Mick Goodrick, Mike Stern, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Billy Drewes, Jamie Haddad, Kenny Werner, Ted Lo, Theo Saunders, John Scofield and other top players in Boston through time

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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