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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

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Steve Vai

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The Thing That Knowledge Can't Eat

Label: Exowax
Released: 2023
Track listing: Logos; Both Sides Of The Street; Mercury In Second Grade; Celery; Spigot (Draw The Pirate); Ack; Lana; Big Hit Song; The Carousel Of Progress.

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Article: Chats with Cats

The YouTuber: Andy Edwards

Read "The YouTuber: Andy Edwards" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


With the rise of the internet and social media, some new job titles have recently come into existence such as Influencer, Blogger, and YouTuber. And, just as these social media platforms inform the public's knowledge and opinions about everything else nowadays, they certainly have an effect on people's interactions with music. It's just as common now ...

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Article: Live Review

Garda Jazz Festival

Read "Garda Jazz Festival" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Trentino Jazz Garda Jazz Festival Diverse località dell'Alto Garda 31.7-13.8.2023 Il Garda Jazz Festival, nell'ambito dell'ampia programmazione di Trentino Jazz, esibiva quest'anno sui propri manifesti lo slogan “Getting Younger," con riferimento sia al potere rigenerante della buona musica sulle funzioni cognitive, che alla presenza nel cartellone di una folta schiera ...

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Article: Album Review

Mike Keneally: The Thing That Knowledge Can't Eat

Read "The Thing That Knowledge Can't Eat" reviewed by Mick Raubenheimer


A new Mike Keneally album is always a thing of humming excitement and intrigue. And pending contradictions eloquently resolved. Forever searching along and within nooks and crannies of the soniverse for fresh sounds and patterns, Keneally surveys the majestic reaches and possibilities of music and grins. A shockingly talented musician, Keneally has the calm energy of ...

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 with ...

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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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