Luna Kalamata – Hackney Ocean – November 21st

Stop Press Cigdem Aslan will be onstage with Luna Kalamata at 8pm. However, the event starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 11:00 and there are other wonderful acts. Luna Kalamata will have a special percussion section for this gig as Fotis and Patrick are unavailable. Philip Arditti will play darbouka and Tahir Palali will be […]

November Gigs

Coming up so far in November Friday 6th November with LV Project featuring Pepa Niebla and guest guitarist Matt Smith at Jazz After Dark, Greek Street, Soho, London playing jazz, fusion, samba and soul. 10:30pm – 2:30am Saturday 21st November with Luna Kalamata at a time and venue to be confirmed in Hackney, London. Luna […]

September gigs

OK! This month, so far we have: Friday 4th September with LV Project at Jazz After Dark 10:30pm – 2:30am – jazz, funky jazz, groovy jazz, reggae jazz, latin jazz, bossa nova, samba and soul featuring a great quartet with a fine singer. Greek St, Soho, London Sunday 13th September at Gillespie Park Festival in […]

Why Playing Bass Can Open Doors Into Playing Music From Many Cultures

Bass. Music is basically oom-pah or oom-pah-pah and we bassists are responsible for the oom. Truth is in most styles of music it’s pretty similar. We play roots and roots and fifths in so many types of music. It took me ages to realise that the skill in playing bass often came from playing the […]