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John Voigt

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

John Voigt

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Musician (bass, spoken word, performance art). Occasional performances with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
b.1945
piano
, Bill T. Jones, Captain Kangaroo, Tuli Kupferberg (Fuggs), Jemeel Moondoc, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and in Broadway musicals. Music educational and biographical essays published in leading reference books and journals. Appearances on nationwide television and radio. Taught privately--and at The Boston Conservatory, Berklee, Massachusetts College of Art, Northeastern University, and Boston Arts Academy. Served on the Board of Overseers at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. Twelve recordings, one video released....
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QUOTES: “Jazz more than only music: Musicians regal, experienced, relaxed, in perfect harmony.... John Voigt with his super-modern sleek structured bass makes light as a feather dialogues with the drums, then trumpet....he [Voigt] says ‘There is much that's bad in the world, but even the worst hides sparks of divine light.' Here is music that celebrates the victory of life over death; [as Voigt mentioned] the victory of the glittering sparks over the darkness.” -- Dachauer Nachrihten 12. March 2007.

“John Voigt's bass has developed into a loquacious and pleasing conversationalist through his fastidious attention to timbre and a wealth of experience” Elliott Simon, allaboutjazz.com, March 3, 2007. “In his hands the bass turns into a real talker, a mythical creature, a mouthpiece for the history of man. Voigt's very personal musical metaphors should not be missed.” -- The Improvisor, 1993. John Voigt is ”an avatar of creative music in Boston” -- Cadence, Dec. 1997. ”Friday night brought one of the world's most inventively alive bass players to Seattle. Boston's John Voigt has done everything from transforming his instrument into a conduit for readings of the Kabbalah to wringing from its neck the scream of an electrocuted pickle.” Bill White, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, July 2002. “A bassist-composer who writes a highly crafted music exquisitely fashioned for our instrument....An eclectic, experimental composer out of the [Charles] Ives mold.” Bertram Turetzky, Bass World, vol. VIII, no. 1. [about Voigt CD Outsider Bass] “Offers a sonic delight comparable to a warm bath that tingles the pores and excites the mind to wander in a world of fantasy.”--Gary Karr, contrabass soloist. “An incredible example that the bass can do it all -- if it's in the right hands.” Richard Appleman, columnist for Bass Player, and Chair of the Bass Department, Berklee College of Music. John was bass player on these two award winning CDs: Top Ten 2001 Critics' picks [Best Jazz CDs of the Year]: Revolt of the Negro Lawn Jockeys. Gerald Futrich-- Coda, 300/301. Top Ten 1997 Critics' Picks [Best Jazz CDs of the Year]: Fire In The Valley. Steve Holtje-- Jazziz, vol. 15/3.

  • Free Jazz Improvisation Play-A-Long

    Challenge Jazz
    2001
  • Outsider Bass (Extending Boundaries Of Composition & Performance)

    Challenge Jazz
    1993

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Featured recording “Outsider Bass”

Outsider Bass
Self Produced (1993)

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