Dennis Chambers and Gary Grainger Master Class 11/28/2023 @7pm
Introduction Letter for the Master Class :
Dennis Chambers & Gary Grainger from The John Scofield Group present the rhythm
Gary and Dennis will be performing and will demonstrate how the icon bass and drum
grooves were created from the two albums , Blue Matter & Loud Jazz.
They will also be discussing the making of the Pick Hits Live & In The Pocket Video/
After the demonstration, there will be a question and answer segment in the clinic.
Come join us for this very exciting and informative Master Class event!
https://youtu.be/6KGQK5m_aMI Cold Sweat
https://youtu.be/DP1MwNjvJRU So You Say
https://youtu.be/83i2616taro The Nag
https://youtu.be/qqlrSQ8BU84 The Nag
https://youtu.be/I0aQ_20dVe4 Blue Matter
https://youtu.be/rXmuaisOXXk IN THE POCKET all the videos
Chambers was born on May 9, 1959. He began drumming at the age of four years, and was
gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited in 1981 by the Sugar Hill
Label to be their “house drummer.” Chambers played on many Sugar Hill releases [?]— sounds
like Keith LeBlanc [not Chambers], who was the Original Sugar Hill Rhythm Section drummer
[“White Lines,” “The Message,” “8th Wonder,” and so on], with Skip McDonald (guitar) and Doug
Wimbish (bass)]. Contrary to popular belief he did not play on “Rapper’s Delight” which was
revealed in a recent interview on Drumeo.com on 6/8/2017.
In an interview by Bonedo in 2011, Chambers was asked who some of his influences and
favorite drummers were and he mentioned Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson Jr., Steve Gadd, Vinnie
Colaiuta, Gary Husband, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes,
and Tony Williams.
GARY W GRAINGER
These days you're most apt to find Gary working on his soon to be released third album
"Grainger Phase III" with his brother Greg. "Grainger Phase I and Phase II" was very well
Received by the public winning 3 Wamma awards, 1997,1998 and 2000.
When Gary Grainger speaks, its usually in clean bass tones articulated in musical dialects
ranging from fusion to pure jazz. Music aficionados everywhere have heard a lot of what Gary
has to say. From his early days with soul singer Luther Ingram to his years as a member of
Earth, Wind and Fire's Prote?ge? band " Pockets" to his contribution to John Scofield's celebrated
quartet, Gary Grainger is
Gary’s latest endeavors include, The Meritxell Project, a CD with a blend of Contemporary,
World, Latin, Funk and R&B. This CD features the vocal styles of Meritxell Negre . Gary is now
touring with the international group Acoustic Alchemy and promoting his own signature 5 string
bass guitar made by PRS (Paul Reed Smith). The bass was released in private stock on the
market in January of 2009 and also released the GG product line basses in 2013.
Just recently retuning from a very successful clinic, performance tour in China with the PRS
Band in Oct 2015 and also retuning from the International Korean Jazz Festival with Acoustic
Gary just was on tour with Robben Ford in July 2021 and was on tour with Mike Stern, Bill
Evans and Dennis Chambers in MAY 2022.
Currently on tour with Acoustic Alchemy.
PRS GUITAR & BASSES
EICH AMPS BASS AMPS
AQUILA BASS AMPS