The concert, scheduled for January 19, 2024, promises to be an extraordinary evening of musical brilliance, showcasing the immense talent and virtuosity of these iconic bass players. Bunny Brunel, a true luminary in the world of bass, will be unveiling his latest album, which is already generating significant buzz within the industry. With a career spanning over four decades, Bunny Brunel has established himself as a trailblazer and innovator in the realm of bass. His unique style and unparalleled technique have earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Bunny's ability to seamlessly blend various genres, ranging from jazz fusion to a variety of related styles, only fuels his compositional prowess and leadership in contemporary jazz.
Bunny Brunel is set to ignite the stage alongside a stellar lineup of bass legends, promising an extraordinary musical experience. Joining him is the iconic Stanley Clarke, a Grammy-winning pioneer of the electric bass, renowned for revolutionizing its role in jazz and fusion. Co-founder of the pioneering fusion band Return to Forever with Chick Corea, Clarke's solo career spans decades, showcasing his versatility in jazz, funk, and classical genres. Armand Sabal-Lecco, another bass virtuoso, graces the stage with his technical prowess and melodic sensibility. His collaborations with Stanley Clarke, Peter Gabriel, and especially his contributions to Paul Simon's Graceland, solidify his reputation as a revered bassist globally. Kyle Eastwood, accomplished bassist and composer, brings his rich and melodic bass lines to the ensemble. Son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle has carved out a successful career in both jazz and film scoring, earning critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Keyboardist Larry Dunn, a pivotal figure in Earth, Wind & Fire, and founder of the Larry Dunn Orchestra, contributes his prolific production skills to the lineup. Inducted into Song Writer’s Hall of fame and honored with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Dunn's multifaceted contributions transcend decades, leaving an enduring impact on the music landscape. Completing this stellar cast is the uber-talented Kaylene Peoples, a versatile artist with a 5-octave vocal range, renowned multi-instrumentalist, and prolific composer. Her orchestration skills grace film soundtracks, and her latest album, Romantic Bossa-Nova, adds to her legacy as a consummate performer, jazz innovator, and force on the Bossa-nova scene. Together, these artists promise a musical feast that transcends genres and captivates audiences.
Back in 2017, Bunny Brunel revolutionized the music scene with the groundbreaking release of Bass Ball, the first-ever CD exclusively showcasing bass players, including Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, and Hadrien Feraud. Co-produced by the legendary Stanley Clarke, this collaboration marked a historic moment for bass enthusiasts, thrusting the instrument into the forefront of musical expression.
"With a range of players and styles, Bunny Brunel & Friends - BASS BALL 2 is the perfect successor to the 2017 release of the 'historical' BASS BALL, where prominent bass players got together for the first time on a solo album project. On BASS BALL 2, Bunny Brunel is joined by an all-star lineup, playing jazz, blues, reggae, funk, and world as he sets the landscape for this bass-led, groove-heavy ride!" - TheJazzFusion.com
The ensemble is further enriched by the talents of Mahesh Balasooriya on keys, Monette Marino on percussion, and the dynamic Decarlos “Hulk” Davis on drums. The Event is hosted by TV writer and comedian Kevin Foster (Monogamy). In addition to offering a night of exceptional entertainment, the concert will contribute to a noble cause with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project—a commitment to support and empower wounded veterans.
The CD release concert at Catalina Jazz Club promises to be an unforgettable night of musical brilliance, as these powerful musicians come together to celebrate Bunny Brunel's latest album. Audiences can expect an electrifying performance, showcasing the immense talent and creativity of these legendary musicians.
Tickets for this exclusive event are limited and expected to sell out quickly. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this historic gathering of music luminaries. Secure your seats now at Catalina Jazz Club on Friday, January 19th, 2024, for an evening of extraordinary music. Doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime at 8:30 p.m. The premier jazz club in Los Angeles is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information and ticket reservations, please visit Catalinajazzclub.com.
About Bunny Brunel:
Bunny Brunel is a world-renowned bassist, composer, and producer. With a career spanning over four decades, Bunny has collaborated with music legends such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and Wayne Shorter. He is also the founder of the Grammy-nominated band CAB. His unique style and virtuosity make him best known for his soloing prowess, leaving audiences awestruck while putting a spotlight on the bass as a soloing instrument thus making him a highly respected figure in the music industry. Deemed a “Fusion Giant” by Bass Musician magazine, he is the Editor at Large of VirtuosoBass magazine, a bass designer, and a sought-after collaborator for some of the biggest names in the music industry.
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