Nathan East and John Patitucci join ArtistWorks.

JR Robinson, James Taylor and Nathan East at ArtistWorks
JR Robinson, James Taylor and Nathan East at ArtistWorks

The best part of my role at ArtistWorks is that I get to work with some of the world’s greatest musicians and today we announced something big. is already the best place to learn music online and in recent weeks we’ve launch online schools from rock guitar legend Paul Gilbert and Curtis Professor of Classical Guitar, Jason Vieaux.  The ArtistWorks roster of instructors is now one of the best in the world and includes Billy Cobham, Thomas Lang, Luis Conte, Martin Taylor, Bryan Sutton, Andy Hall, Andreas Oberg, Missy Raines, Tony Trischka, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Howard Levy, Christie Peery and DJ Qbert.    Today we announced the launch of the ArtistWorks Bass Campus and it is very cool indeed.  Let me tell you about it.

The ArtistWorks Bass Campus makes it possible to learn directly from legendary bassists in three distinctive online bass schools. Become a subscriber from $20 a month and view video libraries of comprehensive bass lessons from Nathan East, Missy Raines, or John Patitucci. But that’s just the beginning… Just submit your practice videos to the site and soon you’ll have a personalized video from Nathan, John, or Missy giving you feedback to help you take your playing to the next level.

Nathan East is one of the most recorded bassists in history and has played with Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Toto, Michael Jackson, BB King and Herbie Hancock.  When I first started looking at signing an electric bass player a year ago Nathan was at the top of my list.  I remember seeing him play on Eric Clapton’s Unplugged show as a kid and I loved the work he did on Anita Baker’s ‘Compositions’ album and Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’.  Luckily Nathan is also one of the sweetest and most humble guys you could hope to meet.  He filmed the extensive curriculum for his online bass school in May and brought with him John ‘JR’ Robinson, the most recorded drummer in history, who played on such classic tracks as Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ and ‘Bad’, George Benson’s ‘Give Me The Night’, David Lee Roth’s ‘California Girls’ and Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ amongst many.

Nathan East with some of the ArtistWorks team at wrap party
Nathan East with some of the ArtistWorks team at wrap party

When it came to choosing a jazz double bass player I contacted the best, John Pattituci.  I first met John many years ago when he was playing with Dave Weckl as part of Chick Corea’s Electric Band.  John plays on some of my favorite jazz recordings including those by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Grusin.  A nicer and more thoughtful human being you couldn’t hope to meet.  My grandfather was a jazz double bass player so I have a real fondness for John and his playing.  His online curriculum is the most extensive ever created for jazz bass and really has everything anyone would ever want to know about playing the instrument.

ArtistWorks Bass Campus

So what are you waiting for?  You can get access to these extensive bass video curriculums plus get personalized feedback from these world class players.  Click here to Learn Bass Online with ArtistWorks with these incredible bassists and put your name on the VIP list in advance of the site opening.


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