Today is International Jazz Day as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

Today is International Jazz Day as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.” To celebrate, here’s a clip of my bass cover of the crossover Latin jazz song “Mi Tierra” (My Homeland) by Gloria Estefan. This song was first released in the United States and took Gloria to the Hot Latin Tracks top position. The song was also a hit on other markets (like the dance market), where it became Gloria’s first Spanish single to ever reach the Top 5 of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.This song was also Gloria’s first No. 1 in Spain, which led the album to become the most successful album released in the country for its sales of more than a million. The song was one of the first Spanish-language songs to reach the Top 40 on some English language countries like the United Kingdom, a record-breaking honor which would set the tone for the success of future Latin-American and Hispanic artists. You can watch the full-length video on my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/CmD1kvyW2dk

It was so great to spend a full day teaching surf lessons yesterday.

It was so great to spend a full day teaching surf lessons yesterday. I’ll have to admit that I’m a bit sore today, as it’s been a few months since I last did back-to-back lessons all day (plus I snuck in 90 minutes of surf time for myself). I’m so happy to be back in the water sharing the stoke with all the other great coaches at @onewavesurf. 😎🤙

Here’s the full-length bass play-through for Serena Foster’s song, “Flatline Love”, including explanations of the tones and technique I use when performing this song at Serena’s live concerts.

Here’s the full-length bass play-through for Serena Foster’s song, “Flatline Love”, including explanations of the tones and technique I use when performing this song at Serena’s live concerts. I love playing this song because I get to utilize one of my favorite pedals, the Future Impact bass synth pedal by Panda Audio. This pedal is essentially a new and improved version of the legendary Deep Impact pedal briefly available from Akai in the late 1980s. The Deep Impact pedal has made appearances on many well-known records, including tracks by Muse and Jamiroquai

Check out the music video for Serena Foster – Flatline Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-gGr_Yhjyc

More on how to play bass guitar, play-throughs, and music technology:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-gGr_Yhjyc

Equipment Rundown:
In this video, I’m using an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray bass with an custom Alperious pickguard, Kemper Profiler amp, Panda Audio Future Impact synth bass pedal, Source Audio pedals, and Ernie Ball strings.