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Mike Stern (US)

One of the premier guitarists of his generation, the three-time Grammy nominee was born on January 10, 1953 in Boston. After growing up in Washington D.C., he returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music and got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at the age of 22. Following a stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979-1980, Mike moved to New York City and was recruited by Miles Davis and played a key role in his celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Mike appeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro - Man With The Horn, Star People...

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Dave Weckl Band (CA)

Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is a highly acclaimed jazz fusion drummer. His idol being the legendary drummer and big band leader Buddy Rich, Weckl majored in jazz studies at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. His most famous early work, where his popularity blossomed, was in Chick Corea's Elektric Band from 1985 to 1991.

Starting out on the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s, Weckl soon found himself working with artists such as Paul Simon, Madonna, George Benson, Michel Camilo and Anthony Jackson. He has been the leader of ten recordings since 1990, three under his own name and seven as the Dave Weckl Band. Weckl has also produced a popular series of instructional DVDs for drummers, and has several deals ...

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Dave Weckl (US)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 8th, 1960, to a mother who loved music and a father who played the piano as a hobby, Dave started playing drums around the age of 8. During his high school years he received many awards from the NAJE (National Association of Jazz Educators) for his outstanding performances in his high school's competition winning jazz band, and was involved with numerous local groups from a very early age while studying with St. Louis area teachers Bob Matheny and then Joe Buerger*. At age 16 he began to work professionally with local pop and jazz groups. As he turned 19, he moved to the east coast in 1979 to study music at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. While playing the club scene in New York City with...

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Tom Kennedy (US)

Tom Kennedy has been a first call bassist on the music scene for more than 25 years.

Tom began playing the acoustic bass at the age of 9. It was only one-year later that he and brother/pianist Ray Kennedy began building a high-profile reputation in and around St. Louis.

By his late teens, Tom had already worked with such jazz veterans as James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bill Watrous, Barney Kessel, David Sanborn, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly, Freddie Hubbard, and Stan Kenton. His interest was primarily mainstream jazz, until his introduction to the bass guitar at age 17.

Tom moved to New York in 1984 and became involved in numerous musical projects on both acoustic and electric Bass. He appeared on master-guitari...

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Bob Malach