Bass Life

September 2019 

It is a good thing that I'm so busy I can't find time to write.  The biggest, latest news is that Death Saddle Syndicate has made it through the first two rounds of Foxwood's Battle of the Bands.  The finals are on Saturday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m.  The location is yet to be announced but I have a feeling it will be on their rooftop club.  We've been hitting the practice room pretty hard to come up with fresh material for that (it's our first foray into cover songs) as well as developing material for our next EP that will be out this fall.

The Ken Serio Trio has released a live CD from a gig we did at Trumpets in New Jersey two summers ago.  It features Dave Mullen on Tenor Saxophone and Vic Juris on guitar.

I've been putting it off but I am making it my mission to record some of my solo bass material for a CD this fall as well.  I have more than enough material so I need to narrow down the list and polish it up.  I'm also looking to cover more ground to perform my solo material.  If you have a place in mind, please let me know!

January 2019 

NEW CD!

I've released my new CD of three original rock songs.  It features:

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, etc.)
Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big)
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Mos Def, etc.)
Todd Kerns (Slash, Age of Electric)
Brian Tichy (Foreigner, Slash's Snakepit, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)
Paulie Z. (The Sweet, MC at The Ultimate Jam Night in Los Angeles)

It was mixed by my good friend, John Leonard, he did such an incredible job!,  He also put me in touch with Grammy Award Winner Hans DeKline who Mastered all three songs.  It's available on iTunes , Spotify, Pandora, etc.  Please go give it a listen, I'm very proud of the whole package but I am still so excited that all of these great musicians were willing and able to record my music!  I'm planning on releasing at least one video in the next couple of months, so stay tuned!  I started the whole process two years ago.  Soon after, I began Death Saddle Syndicate with John Leonard and Mike Davis Penta.  So the two projects ran concurrently.  Death Saddle Syndicate is also poised for a huge year of exciting things!

 

November 2018 

So much news!  Where to begin?

Death Saddle Syndicate has released its third EP of four songs.  Available on iTunes and all streaming services.  The three EPs combine to make a full album of material.  We're considering a CD and/or possibly a vinyl release.

The Ken Serio Jazz Trio is releasing a live recording of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.  We will be hosting a CD release/holiday in Middletown on Friday, December 21st.

My solo rock EP is nearing completion!  Doug Wimbish sent me his bass track for the third song adding his amazing playing to those already on the list: Vernon Reid, Matt Starr, Gilby Clarke, Todd Kerns, Kenny Aronoff.

I will be recording tracks for my solo bass CD in the next couple of months.  It will include material I've been playing live including electronics, effects and loopers.

I'm going to be migrating to YouTube.  Please subscribe to my channel.  If you type "jeddbass" in the search bar I'll come up.  I plan on filling my page with playing snippets and some vlogs about "bass life" and possibly some lessons.