Adam Nitti

Franklin, TN
Jazz / Fusion / Funk
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Hey -

 

Welcome to the latest edition of my E-Newsletter! It's been a little while since my last correspondence, but I'm excited to bring all of you up to date with what has been happening over the last few months.

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Adam

 


 

Ibanez Basses

 

Some of you might not be aware yet, but I officially became an Ibanez Artist last year. I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with the company, and we will be making more formal announcements regarding our new alliance at key events over the next few months, starting with Bass Player Live on October 22nd and 23rd. In January I took delivery of my first custom Ibanez 6 string bass, based on the Soundgear series of instruments that have been in production since 1987. Built to exacting specifications in their Los Angeles-based custom shop, this bass looks and sounds amazing, and its playability and tone have been nothing short of inspirational since I started playing it.

 

 

Interestingly enough, my new relationship with Ibanez actually carries a bit of a nostalgic element with it... My first "real" bass guitar was actually a jet-black Ibanez RD707 4 string that I picked up in the mid-80's. As I was still a beginner at the time, I remember choosing it based on its silky-smooth playing action, ergonomic body, and great tone. Although I have most recently chosen the Soundgear series as the foundation for my latest choices, it's refreshing to know that those key elements that attracted me to the brand in the past are just as much a part of the basses being made today. I've been performing and recording with my new bass non-stop since receiving it, and I can't wait to share some new tracks that I've recorded with it very soon...

 

Special thanks to Mike Taft, Pete Chiovarou, and all of the folks at Ibanez/Hoshino for being so supportive and helpful during this whole process!

 


 

Bass Player Live!

 

 

It's back! The premier annual Bass event, Bass Player Live!, hosted by Bass Player Magazine will be taking place October 22nd and 23rd at S.I.R. Studios in L.A. I'll be doing a clinic/performance on Sunday (10/23) at 11am in Clinic Room B and also be taking part in the Saturday night All-Star Bass Jam.

 

Bass Player LIVE! 2011 boasts two days of clinics, exhibits, and floor and booth demos, all featuring top names like Sly & the Family Stone/Graham Central Station funk legend Larry Graham, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bass visionary Jack Casady, session savant Anthony Jackson, Tonight Show Musical Director Rickey Minor, fusion phenoms Hadrien Feraud and Janek Gwizdala, Gospel great Andrew Gouche, and many more. A Saturday night concert will include Lifetime Achievement Award presentations to Jack Casady and Larry Graham, with performances to follow, as well as a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to James Jamerson, accepted by his son, James, Jr. The concert will conclude with an all-star jam led by Steve Bailey.

 

For more information, visit www.bassplayerlive.com

 


 

Upcoming Clinics

 

Here are my latest confirmed bass clinic dates... More coming soon!

 

10/22-23

Bass Player Live!

Adam Nitti bass clinic: 10/23 at 11am, clinic room B

Los Angeles, CA

www.bassplayerlive.com

 

10/29

Worship For Youth Conference

bass clinic

Atlanta, GA

www.worshipforyouth.com

 

11/5

Bass Club Chicago

bass clinic

Chicago, IL

www.bassclubchicago.com

 


 

Bryan Beller Clinic @ MusicDojo Nashville 10/26/11

 

In case some of you weren't already aware, back in January, 2011 I relocated all of my music operations to a business address and named the studio MusicDojo Nashville. One of the visions I had for my space outside of my regular recording and compositional endeavors was to establish an educational community where musicians could come and learn from world class players and music professionals in an intimate setting. To date, we have been fortunate enough to host exclusive events with Anthony Wellington, Victor Wooten, and Norm Stockton. On Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm, the MusicDojo Nashville clinic series continues with mega-bassist Bryan Beller!

 

 

Bryan was Steve Vai’s choice for the 2009 live CD/DVD Where The Wild Things Are, and his new band The Aristocrats (with guitar phenom Guthrie Govan and drummer Marco Minnemann) is one of the hottest new acts in rock/fusion today. Other recent touring work includes the “band” Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit “Adult Swim” show Metalocalypse. Bryan will be sharing his unique stories, shredding, and tonal secrets with us, so you won’t want to miss this if you're in the Nashville area!

 

Tickets/Information click HERE.

 

Any questions? Email us at: musicdojo@adamnitti.com

 

MusicDojo Nashville – 1226 Lakeview Dr. Ste. F – Franklin, TN – 37067 615.763.3865

 


 

MusicDojo Clinic Roundup!

 

There have been some really exciting things happening at my new studio space lately. In addition to the 6 week MasterClass series that I began offering back in July, we have also been hosting clinics from world-reknown bassists. Bassology founder and Vic Wooten Band groove-regulator Anthony Wellington was our first guest in April. We had a sold out show and it was a fantastic inaugural event for the MusicDojo community. 

 

 

Back in August, we hosted an incredible masterclass with none other than Bass-Superhero Victor Wooten! He was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to join us, and attendees got to hear some incredible bass playing as well as his philosophies on studying and developing musicianship. Students who were enrolled in my Improvisation MasterClass series got an unexpected bonus, as they got to jam with Victor and receive individualized critique on their playing.

 

 

In September, our special guest was solo artist and worship bassist Norm Stockton. Norm performed music from his latest album, Tea In The Typhoon, and also shared some of his concepts and lessons from his highly acclaimed instructional DVD series.

 

 


© 2011 Renaissance Man Music

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