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Jorge Pescara

Born: January 14    Primary Instrument: Bass

Jorge Pescara

Discovered by Arnaldo DeSouteiro in 1998, when playing with his pop band Linha Amarela at Rock in Rio Café, Pescara was soon recommended to Ithamara Koorax and Dom Um Romão. Deeply impressed, Dom Um hired Pescara as the new bassist for his group in 1999, and since then he has toured extensively with him, besides recording on Dom Um’s two latest albums (Lake of Perseverance and Nu Jazz Meets Brazil, both for JSR). He also took part in an all-star benefit project (Street Angels) for the London-based Mr. Bongo label, playing on tracks led by Luiz Bonfá, Pingarilho and Ithamara Koorax. Pescara is also one of the featured artists on Friends From Brazil 2001 and Rio Strut, as a member of the Brazil All-Stars unit, alongside Deodato, Koorax, Dom Um, João Donato, Claudio Roditi etc...
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Awards:

1991 UNESP Brazilian's competition of composition for electric bass

Primary Instrument:
Bass

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Pescara studied music in the FASCS, ULM, and EMM, and electric bass with renowned bassists Cláudio Bertrami and Arthur Maia. Pescara took a lot of invaluable acoustic bass lessons with Nicolaus Tchevtchenko. Writer and Musician, he often writes several articles to various kinds of music magazines like: Tok Pra Quem Toca, On and Off, Rock Brigade, Áudio Música & Tecnologia, Backstage, TKT News and Cover Guitar. Among the many books he has written, most of them currently in-print: Arthur Maia Transcriptions (editora MPO), six volumes of TKT Electric Bass Course (TKT Music Adviser), Dicionário de Contrabaixo Elétrico (H.Sheldon editora), Contrabaixo Completo para Iniciantes (Irmãos Vitale Editora), Manual do Groove (Irmãos Vitale editora), and Harmônicos (HMP editora). In ‘94 the bassist published the Video Workshop O Contrabaixo Completo by MPO Video. Since then, Pescara has appeared in many recording projects and live dates with such artists as Arthur Maia Project Band, Celso Fonseca (opening for Stanley Clarke at Rio’s Metropolitan concert hall), ZERØ, Dom Um Romão, Fernando Girão (portuguese singer & composer), DJ Marcelinho DaLua, Roberto Menescal, Eumir Deodato, Carlos Lyra, Sylvio César, Ithamara Koorax (with whom he toured in Europe and Asia), Lord K, Luiz Bonfá, Mario Castro-Neves, Thiago de Mello, Ney Matogrosso, Jadir de Castro, Márcio Montarroyos, José Roberto Bertrami (Azymuth) and Nabby Clifford.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Tapping chops, Slap technique, Funk Fingers grooves & brazilian's style music.

D'Alegria Defender Jorge Pescara signature; BC8000JP D'Alegria modified fretless 8str; Megatar ToneWeaver 12str; Elixir Strings; StudioR Z900 power amp; AmpworksBass Toneworks; Line6 FM4; Zoom G2-1U; High-EBow; Funk Fingers...

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