Category Archives: Bass

21 – Dan Navarro: Definition of Greatness



Dan Navarro is a virtuosic bassist in Tampa Bay. In fact, he is my personal favorite bass player around. We talk about his musical upbringing and how he had such a high pedigree from a young age. When he discovered Geddy Lee he knew he’d caught the bass guitar bug. Once he started playing in the Tampa scene, word of mouth helped to propel him to the top tier gigs and he’s cemented his reputation as a consummate professional.

@danielnavarromusic
@modernmeasureband
@anyandeveryband


19 – Geo Ponce: Discipline, Network & Gratitude



Geo Ponce is a consummate musician and producer.  His talent and skill have been bolstered by his work ethic, all of which have landed him on worldwide stages with reggeaton artist J. Balvin. We talk about his upbringing, his musical influences, and surprises he encountered on the road.  You can follow Geo on Instagram and keep up with his work in Orlando, LA, and abroad.

@geoponce


13 – Jaymee Granell – part 2: Developing a Product



Jaymee Granell is a bassist, band-leader, and songwriter here in Tampa. He started out playing bass to simply join his friends in a band. Now he’s an in-demand sideman as well as a leader of several musical projects in the Tampa Bay area. This is the 2nd part of my conversation with him.  To catch Jaymee’s backstory check out episode 6.

From Me To You
frommetoyouband.com

Rocketman
rocketmanband.com

Instagram
instagram.com/jaymeegranell
instagram.com/reflection_of_surrender


10 – Nathan Brown: It’s a People Thing



Self-proclaimed cappuccino addict, Nathan Brown, is currently working with renowned blues artist, Coco Montoya.  In this episode, we talk about life on tour, getting schooled in the blues, and his endorsements with Kiesel guitars and Tsunami cables.  Growing up in Detroit prepared Nathan to provide a solid foundation for any group he’s playing in.

@NathanBrownBass

CocoMontoyaBand.com

Bass Solo 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6btUu8hwMs

Bass Solo 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XbfoPLDmgs


8 – Bobby Brennan: Born to Bass



Bobby Brennan is a phenomenal bass player who has performed on several major national tours.  He’s currently working on the Cirque du Soleil arena tour of “Corteo.”  It’s evident that Bobby loves what he does, and that joy permeates his whole life.  He’s also got a very inspirational story of drastic weight loss, and radical lifestyle change.  You can follow his health & wellness journey, as well as his musical escapades on Instagram or on Facebook.

@fat_guy_drinks_juice
@bobbybassbrennan

Here are two of the YouTube clips that I referenced.
Bobby Brennan – Bass 1
Bobby Brennan – Bass 2

Bobby is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, so I had to reference one of The Boss’s tunes for the title of this episode.


6 – Jaymee Granell – part 1: Making the Band



Jaymee Granell is a bassist, music director, and composer here in Tampa. He started out playing bass to simply join his friends in a band. While that first band didn’t quite get off the ground, he quickly found himself writing and recording songs with a high profile celebrity.  In this conversation, we talk about the successes and struggles he encountered while dealing with the music industry, all on his way to “making it.”

This is the first of two parts.  In the second part, we’ll cover what Jaymee has been working on recently.  In the meantime, you can catch up with him in real time with the links below.

From Me To You
frommetoyouband.com

Instagram
instagram.com/reflection_of_surrender