The event, which takes place November 7 and November 8 at SIR Studios, 6465 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, features exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. An all-star concert featuring this year’s award recipients will take place November 7 at Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd.
With more than 20 years together and a dozen records under their belts, Nathan East and the members of Fourplay show no signs of slowing down. The quartet’s latest release, Esprit De Four, continues the trend of exceptional musicianship and songwriting prowess that’s become a staple of the smooth jazz super group. There are amazing grooves and melodies in "Firefly," "All I Wanna Do" and the beautiful "Put Our Hearts Together," which was written as a tribute for the people of Japan following the devastating tsunami.
Chuck Loeb is more than just a guitarist. He’s the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he’s proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles. In 2010, Loeb joined the smooth jazz super-group, Fourplay, joining musical giants Nathan East (bass), Bob James (keyboards) and Harvey Mason (drums).
Auditioning for a gig is one of the more challenging situations you'll face in your pursuit of a professional career. Being scrutinized and judged so closely is nerve-wracking, and yet you have to find a way to rise above any insecurity.
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