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 Danny’s 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 Danny’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/CmD1kvyW2dk
So happy to announce that one of my tribute projects, @gloria_estefan_tribute will be performing at the Pala Casino Resort & Spa on Jan 3rd, 2021.
So happy to announce that one of my tribute projects, @gloria_estefan_tribute will be performing at the Pala Casino Resort & Spa on Jan 3rd, 2021. To celebrate, here’s the full-length version of how to play fretless bass guitar for the song “Mi Tierra” by Gloria Estefan from her album Mi Tierra. For this video, I used my Michael Kelly Dragonfly acoustic fretless bass, a Kemper Profiler amp, Source Audio pedals, and Ernie Ball Cobalt Flatwound strings.
For more videos on learning how to play bass guitar, play-throughs, and music technology, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4r2OwDRmHkgkrxpOYXCgw
It felt so good to be on stage in front of a live audience again with my bandfam in @gloria_estefan_tribute.
It felt so good to be on stage in front of a live audience again with my bandfam in @gloria_estefan_tribute. Given the current pandemic restrictions, the live audience was separated into pods and limited to a few hundred (it’s usually several thousand for this show). However, the City of Buena Park live-streamed the show on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. The band members were spaced much farther apart than usual, and any band members not singing wore masks. It’s gonna take a while for me to get used to the new normal, but it’s worth it in order to protect loved ones and still get to perform live shows.
It felt so good to play a live gig in front of an audience again! Much thanks to @cityofbuenapark for putting on this show, and thanks to everyone who came out in-person or watched the live stream from home.
Tonight 7PM (Pacific Time) – LA Sound Machine performing live for Buena Park’s Summer Concert Series.
Tonight 7PM (Pacific Time) – LA Sound Machine performing live for Buena Park’s Summer Concert Series. Visit buenapark.com or melonheadmusic.com to watch the live stream on YouTube or Facebook. Link in my Instagram bio.
So stoked to be performing live again with L.A. Sound Machine on Aug 12 at 7PM at the Buena Park Summer Concert Series.
So stoked to be performing live again with @gloria_estefan_tribute on Aug 12 at 7PM at the Buena Park Summer Concert Series. Due to limited seating and required social distancing standards, event seating will be by reservation only. Call (714) 562-3860 or visit buenapark.com for more info. The show will be streamed live for free on the City of Buena Park’s YouTube channel and Facebook page for those that wish to watch from home.