Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Tal Wilkenfeld: with Vinnie Colaiuta and Zappa Plays Zappa Live

Zappa Plays Zappa is joined on stage by two very special guests. 29-year-old bassist Tal Wilkenfeld and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta with guitarist Dweezil Zappa and saxophonist Scheila Gonzalez perform A Pound For A Brown On A Bus (from Frank Zappa 1992 album You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5) live at the Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, CA December 11, 2015. Vinnie Colaiuta was Frank Zappa's principle drummer starting with Joe's Garage in 1979. He also played drums on Tinseltown Rebellion (1981), Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (1981), The Man From Utopia (1983), Guitar (1988), You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, 4, 6 among others. Vinnie played drums on Jeff Beck Tour in 2006-07, as did Tal Wilkenfeld. The female bass guitar player extraordinaire was 19 at the time.

Tal Wilkenfeld & Vinnie Colaiuta with Zappa Plays Zappa Live

Arielle: As The World Falls Down - a touching tribute to the late David Bowie

I love David Bowie more than a whole lot of things.
He really inspired me to be more free with what I believe as an artist.
To fully be and represent myself.
RIP David Bowie. for free music to support me

As The World Falls Down - David Bowie - Arielle Cover

Juli Morgan: Go for the Guitarist Singer Songwriter Showcase at Berklee College of Music

This is my performance of Go for the Guitarist Singer Songwriter Showcase at Berklee College of Music. I had the honor of playing it live at the Berklee Performance Center. This song has always been an emotional one for me to sing, but I found myself getting choked up a few times during this performance. I think because playing this song at the BPC with a huge string section and a full band made me realize just how much has changed for me since the time I wrote that song out of my complete and utter darkness. It was such a beautiful evening for me and I'm so grateful to Abigail Aronson Zocher for giving me the opportunity to play.

Juli Morgan: Go for the Guitarist Singer Songwriter Showcase at Berklee College of Music

Tina Guo: with Joe Bonamassa - Song of Yesterday and Woke Up Dreaming - Reading, PA

(Filmed by Natasha in 1080 HD)
Joe Bonamassa performing an acoustic show at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA
Joe Bonamassa - Guitar & Vocals, Tina Guo - Cello & Erhu, Eric Bazilian - multi-instrumentalist, Reese Wynans - Piano, Anton Fig - Drum, Hossam Ramzy - Percussion, Mahalia Barnes - Backup Vocals, Gary Pinto - Backup Vocals, Juanita Tippins Latukefu - Backup Vocals

Joe Bonamassa - Song of Yesterday - 1/12/16 Santander Perform. Arts Cent. - Reading, PA

Joe Bonamassa & Tina Guo - Woke Up Dreaming - 1/12/16 Santander Perform. Arts Cent. - Reading, PA

Monica Gheorghevici: 90's Metal Chops - guitar lesson by Darek Wawrzyniak

Huge thank you to my brilliant instructor Darek Wawrzyniak (Darius Wave) for the support.
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Lesson made by Darius Wave. Full lesson available here:

Monica Gheorghevici - 90's Metal Chops - guitar lesson by Darek Wawrzyniak

Ally Venable: 15 year old from Kilgore Texas ripping some mighty fine blues

Ally Venable, 15 year old playing from Kilgore Texas

Ally Venable 11-1-15 the big easy

NAMM: Women’s Audio Mission Presents All-Star Producer Panel at the 2016 NAMM Show

Women’s Audio Mission Presents All-Star Producer Panel at the 2016 NAMM Show With Sylvia Massy, tUnE-yArDs, Asma Maroof, and Terri Winston

San Francisco, CA – January 12, 2016– Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, will be presenting an all-women music producer panel at the 2016 NAMM Show on Thursday, January 21 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Anaheim, CA, the world's largest trade-only event for the music products industry.

Women’s Audio Mission trains over 1,200 women and girls every year in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run entirely by women. WAM will present a panel on “The Evolution of the Music Producer”, featuring an all-star lineup of veteran music producers who will discuss how the role of “music producer” has evolved over time, from the person who steers a recording project and brings out the best performance in an artist in the studio to a person who creates the electronic music and beats that shape today’s hits.

Panelists will include Sylvia Massy, award-winning producer, artist, writer and educator who has worked with major artists from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Tool to Johnny Cash to Prince; Merrill Garbus, the groundbreaking indie artist and producer behind the innovative musical project tUnE-yArDs, described as “astonishing” by The Village Voice and “ingenious and irresistible” by The New York Times; Asma Maroof (DJ Asma), producer and tour DJ for MIA and a member of Future Brown and Nguzunguzu; and Terri Winston, Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Audio Mission.

“We’re very excited to be presenting this panel at NAMM this year,” says Winston. “Less than 5% of content you hear every day on the radio, on streaming services, on TV is created by women. These amazing producers have a wealth of experience and a lot to say. It’s great to have a platform at NAMM to share this and showcase these very different perspectives and backgrounds in music production.”

Women in the music and audio industry, Women’s Audio Mission members, and NAMM attendees are all encouraged to attend the panel in January.

About Women’s Audio Mission

Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are critically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the Internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture. For more information, visit

NAMM: Hit Like A Girl 2016 Kickoff: January 22 at NAMM

You're invited to join sponsors, founders, and participants in the 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest Kickoff Announcement Event.

Date January 22, 2016

Time 11:30 A.M.

Location Mapex Booth #3240 Hall D

About The Event
The 5th annual Hit Like A Girl contest will open for entries on Monday, February 1, 2016. The following week, a special kickoff festival will be held Saturday February 6 at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles.

After 5 sets of weekly winners are chosen by Celebrity/Industry judging teams, entries will close on March 13th. There will then be 2 weeks of public voting followed by the announcement of 20 finalists in each of the under and over 18 age divisions and 1 week of professional judging. The 2016 HLAG Contest winners will be announced during a live awards show on April 14th.

Commitment And Excitement
Now in its 5th year, since the Hit Like A Girl Contest is designed to spotlight female drummers and encourage lifelong musicianship. Since it began there have been more than 1,600 entrants from 45 countries and more than 8,000,000 web impressions. Previous sponsors have included D’Addario, DRUM!, Drum Workshop, Mapex, Yamaha and Zildjian as well as many other leading drum, percussion, hardware, electronics and media companies. For 2016, Hit Like A Girl is expanding its activities with the Power Pack education bundle and live drum festivals in Los Angeles and New York.

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Courtney Cox, Nikki Stringfield, Angeline Saris: announced for GHS strings booth NAMM 2016

Press Release – 11th January 2016

Stu Hamm And Other Artists To Appear With
GHS Strings At NAMM 2016

Battle Creek, MI, January 11th, 2016 – GHS Strings is pleased to announce a whole host of special artist appearances, performances and demonstrations, plus special offers for visitors to their Booth ♯4682, Hall C at NAMM 2016.

Each day of the show, the first THREE HUNDRED visitors to the GHS Strings’ booth will receive a FREE set of GBL Electric Guitar Boomers or S325 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic strings, both packaged in the GHS new NitroPack airtight single packs. Better be there early!

Confirmed artist appearances are as follows: -

Day Date Time Artist
Thursday 21/01/16 3.45pm Darrius Jamar (Martha Munizzi)
4.45pm Muriel Anderson
Friday 22/01/16 12.45pm Angeline Saris (Santana / Dionne Warwick)
2.45pm Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob/ A Beautiful Disaster)
4.45pm Doyle Dykes
Saturday 23/01/16 1.45pm Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob/ A Beautiful Disaster)
2.45pm Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani)
3.45pm Courtney Cox & Nikki Stringfield (Iron Maidens)

Appearing on Thursday, Darrius Jamar is a talented bassist, multi instrumentalist and producer who has worked with grammy nominated singer Martha Munizzi. He will be demonstrating his own blend of smooth jazz, funk and R&B. Muriel Anderson, the finger pickin’ vixen who was the first woman to win the prestigious national fingerstyle guitar championship, follows him at the booth

Joining GHS on their booth on Friday is bass virtuoso Angeline Saris. She has played with Ernest Ranglin, Santana and Dionne Warwick and is currently touring with Zepparella the all female Zeppelin tribute band. Next up is monster shredder Mike Orlando. A highly respected guitarist, best known for his amazing technical style and awe-inspiring speed & command of the instrument. He has worked with Zakk Wylde, Adrenaline Mob and A Beautiful Disaster. Completing the afternoon’s entertainment is Doyle Dykes, one of the finest cross genre finger stylists of today.

Saturday sees Mike Orlando return to the GHS booth and Stu Hamm one of todays leading bass guitarists. He has performed with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and many other respected artists. Finishing off the day’s fun are Courtney Cox and Nikki Stringfield, metal guitar players with the all female The Iron Maiden tribute band – Iron Maidens.

To find out about the all the GHS artists and products, please go to or visit their Booth ♯4682, Hall C at NAMM.