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Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born 6th June, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer. When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (Glen Buxton) and Jimmy Page leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands. He has acknowledged the influence of many guitarists, including Jeff Beck, fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth and, of course, Zappa. Steve's career was launched by his fascination with Zappa's music

Results for pages tagged "Steve Vai"...

Musician

Steve Vai

Results for pages tagged "Steve Vai"...

Musician

Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born 6th June, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer. When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (Glen Buxton) and Jimmy Page leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands. He has acknowledged the influence of many guitarists, including Jeff Beck, fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth and, of course, Zappa. Steve's career was launched by his fascination with Zappa's music

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Frank Gambale, Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey, Steve Vai and Tim Miller

Read "Frank Gambale, Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey, Steve Vai and Tim Miller" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Tim Miller, Steve Vai and french progressive band Yang. Plus Frank Gambale and Tribal Tech. Playlist Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat) 00:00 Oz Noy “Seven" from Schizophrenic (Magnatude) 07:16 Tribal Tech"Jakarta" from Reality Check (Blue Moon) 14:42 Scott Kinsey “Shinjuku" from Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix) 22:00 Tom Coster “Voyage To ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970

Read "Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970" reviewed by Peter Rubie


They called it the Cool School, but what's in a name? In this case, quite a lot as it happens. The Cool School included musicians like Chet Baker, John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet, and Dave Brubeck. Under the guidance of arranger and composer Gil Evans, it established itself in an unquestionable way ...

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Article: Live Review

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2021

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2021" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2021 Hong Kong City Hall October 27-28, 2021 Forced to restrict programming to locally based musicians, the always enjoyable Hong Kong International Jazz Festival's greatest surprise this year came early in Chi Chau's Choice, a super-ish group of HK luminaries assembled ...

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Article: Book Review

Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song

Read "Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song" reviewed by John Kelman


Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible SongAnthony Garone322 PagesISBN: 978- 1949267457Stairway Press2021 Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song. It's as clear a mission statement as might be found anywhere. But musician, guitarist, husband, father, son and high tech professional Anthony Garone has spent more ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta

Read "David Binney, Daniel Freedman, Greg Spero, David Garfield and Vinnie Colaiuta" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from David Binney and his latest Aerial 2 , plus Santiago Bosch, Daniel Freedman Shawn Glide and Greg Spero. Playlist David Binney “Coastal" from Aerial 2 (Mythology) 00:00 Daniel Freedman “La Sirene" from La Sirene (GSI) 05:07 Benjamin Croft “Brock" from Far and Distant Things (Ubuntu) 10:08 Gidi Derzy & Friends “Prog ...

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Article: Film Review

Zappa

Read "Zappa" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Alex Winter Zappa Magnolia Pictures 2020 Composer, guitarist and iconoclast nonpareil, Frank Zappa was never an easy artist to pin down, as Alex Winter's perceptive and entertaining documentary makes abundantly clear. If an artist's music should speak for itself, what are we to make of Zappa's freakish '60s collage ...

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News: Award / Grant

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Multi-award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko took first prize at the 16th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the “Instrumental" category for composition “Ostrov". The IAMA, one of the world's leading international songwriting events, honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges ...


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