Composer/Bassist Alberto Rigoni has to be one of the hardest working musicians out there. Whether it’s as a member of the progressive metal band Twinspirits or the pop electro duo Lady & the BASS, as co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project, or working on his own solo material, Rigoni definitely is a bass player in motion.
On Friday, September 17th, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey put on a Community Workshop for the incoming freshmen at Stanford University. Entitled “Learning In and Through Community” the program utilized music activities to introduce to the students the idea of broadening ones learning experience by living in residential communities. Put together with the help of bass player and Stanford Resident Fellow Rod Taylor, the program also featured drummer J.D. Blair and Saxophonist Bob Hemenger. All I can say is Wow! I was fortunate enough to meet and speak with all of the musicians involved, and found each one to be kind, down to earth guys. Most inspiring was their passion for what they do and their true sense of excitement to be a part of the program.
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