Featured Special Guests on Alex’s project – Eric Marienthal

I share with you my great pride and joy for saxophinist Eric Marienthal has joined my album project as featured artist!

 

Winner of 2 Grammy Awards, Eric went on to perform with artists such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, and many others.

Eric is currently on tour with the Chick Korea’s Elektric Band.

Check out Eric’s tour dates and profile at www.ericmarienthal.com

Featured Special Guests on Alex’s project – Jordan Rudess

It is with greatest pleasure I can announce that Dream Theater keybord wizard Jordan Rudess will be the synth soloist featured artist on Alex’s upcoming debut album project.

Jordan has been the full-time keyboardist with Dream Theater, since the recording of 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.  After touring in three continents around the world with The Astonishing, Dream Theater is preparing to embark on a tour in 2017 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Images & Words which will see the groundbreaking album performed in it’s entirety along with selections spanning the bands history.

 

Read more about Jordan.

London Bass Guitar Show 2017

LGBS 2017 Alex will be demoing at GR BASS amplifier booth #F1. GR BASS is presenting their latest bass amplification solution.

The London Bass Guitar Show is a two-day event dedicated to all things bass. Held at the prestigious Olympia London, you will find three stages and loads of bass gear to try out.

On the main stage, watch your idols perform up close and personal, giving you the chance to see them play front and centre.

Check out the Education Zone whatever your level – none of us are perfect, right? Some of the best bass tutors out there will be on hand to give advice and tips, and answer those burning bass playing questions.

The show is packed with the best brands out there, so you can try out and buy the latest and best bass gear at special show prices. Check out the 2016 highlights for a taster of what’s to come…

Featured Special Guests on Alex’s project – Marco Minnemann

With great pleasure I introduce my rhythm partner who sat behind the drums recording all tracks of my upcoming debut album: Mr. Marco Minnemann.

Marcos reputation as a brilliant drummer reaches worldwide attention. Prominent are his solo workshops at the Frankfurt Music Fair, PASIC in Dallas and a solo performance at the Modern Drummer Festival in Toronto, and his performances and recordingss with such as Paul Gilbert, Eddie Jobson, Steven Wilson, Trey Gunn, Kreator, Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Nena, Udo Lindenberg, Mike Keneally, Andy Partridge, FFW, Gianna Nannini, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many more.

His work as an educational book author along with Rick Gratton brings out two books including the award-winning and in many magazines as #1 voted “Extreme Interdependence”. Also, one of his DVDs “Extreme Drumming” wins the polls and wins Marco a Telly Award.

Marco toured with metal band Kreator, Eddie Jobson of the band UK, Steven Wilson and with his own super trio The Aristocrats.

Marco recorded Joe Satrianis album “Shockwave Supernova” and he is also involved as a writer, drummer, guitar player and vocalist on the LMR project (Levin – Minnemann – Rudess).

Read more about Marco.

Alex performs at Namm 2017 at Peterson Booth

NAMM 2017 Alex’s performing at Peterson tuners booth during Winter NAMM ’17. Peterson is presenting their latest High Definition Strobo Clip tuner.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to theorganization’s popular NAMM trade shows, serves as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Introducing Players School of Music Bass Online Lesson

Players School Of Music introduces on-line music lessons. Players School Of Music is the music school founded by bass master Jeff Berlin. They now have launched a brand new online faculty which allow student form all over the World to connect with PSM selected tutors and have taylored lessons suited for any level and need.

The focus at the school is on music studies, not technique lessons, because the focus in the music industry is Music, not technique.

 

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The London Bass Guitar Show 2016

Iconic British guitar string manufacturer and distributor Rotosound, is bringing its full range of string products and giving away a bass guitar at the forthcoming London Bass Guitar Show, taking place at Olympia from 12th-13th March 2016.

The bass will be part of a prize draw for customers who get one entry with every set of Rotosound strings bought from the firm’s stand (E2). So they can enter as many times as they want. All they have to do is bring their purchased string set and provide their email address for a chance to win the bass. The winner will be announced after the show.

Rotosound will have its full range of bass strings available on the booth including its ground-breaking Swing Bass 66 set, co-designed in the sixties with John Entwistle of The Who; Funkmasters –  which were developed with Level 42’s Mark King –  plus its Solo Bass 55 steel bass strings with linea pressure-wound finish and also its Nexus black polymer coated set, among others.

“We love coming to the Bass Show because it is a great chance to meet our customers, show them new products and demo all our strings.,” said Rotosound chairman, Jason How. “You can spend a lot of time talking about how good your products are but ultimately, particularly with strings, you need players to try them, feel them and hear the difference that only we bring from nearly sixty years of continuous manufacturing and development alongside some of rock’s music greatest bassists.”

Visitors to the stand will be able to hear the difference Rotosound strings make with demonstrations by bassist Alex Lofoco, who will be playing on the booth (E2) at designated times throughout the day – 10.45am; 1.45pm and 4.45pm.

(from Guitar Interactive Magazine – https://www.guitarinteractivemagazine.com/news/2016/03/rotosound-giving-away-guitar-at-london-bass-guitar-show/)

Alex performing at EMG pickups booth during NAMM 2016

Demo/Performance NAMM 2016 at the EMG Pickups booth.

Alex will be performing at the EMG Pickups booth on Saturday 23rd January during Winter NAMM 2016.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, serves as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

 

Masterclass at the Musicians institute

Alex Lofoco Masterclass at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood – Los Angeles. Alex is going to hold an Open Class and Clinic at the most rocking music college on the West Coast.
Alex’s clinic will focus on advanced bass techniques, tone and intonation, solo bass concepts, gear and groove. It is sposored by Rotosound strings and Peterson tuners.

 

Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach—and learn from—other musicians in a creative, supportive environment.

To match the ever-changing music and entertainment landscape of the 21st Century, Musicians Institute has reorganized all its programs into a streamlined, integrated College of Contemporary Music. The School of Performance Studies includes programs for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology and Vocals; while the School of Entertainment Industry Studies offers programs for Audio Engineering, Guitar Craft, Independent Artist and Music Business. With over three decades of experience, MI is constantly developing new educational and career development initiatives to serve a global music community.

Bass Clinic & OC witih Alex Lofoco on June 3