Entries by mjcmaster

Wayne Nelson

For decades Wayne Nelson has been recognized as one of the music industry’s most respected bass player/singer/songwriters. He performed in various Chicago area groups in the late 60’s and early 70’s, eventually moving to LA in 1978. With Loggins/Messina fading in the rear view mirror, Messina set about forming the Jim Messina Band enlisting Wayne […]

Sammy Sanchez

Sammy Sanchez – guitar tech to the stars, luthier & musician… just a partial client list: Carlos Santana, Jackson Browne, George Benson,  Keb Mo, Larry Carlton, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor… “By far the best strings I’ve ever encountered… I now string all my guitars with nothing but MJC Ironworks.”

Dana Thalmann

Dana is a Singer / Songwriter from the S.F. Bay Area who loves to write as much as perform live. Her influences include James Taylor , Miranda Lambert , Elton John and many others. Dana’s biggest inspiration when writing original music comes from her three children J.T. , Tatum and Deuce. To Dana , Music […]

Jeff Moles

Jeff plays electric and upright bass in the South Bay Area — blues, rock, pop, R&B, and a bit of jazz. From the Chicago area, Jeff is a veteran of diverse working Chicago-area bands including Hit List Rock & Soul Revue (corporate band), The Grips (classic rock), and Altered Rhythm Society (groove-jazz originals). In 2013, […]

Nacho Riveros

Venezuelan-born bass player Nacho Riveros has mastered the low frequency spectrum and established himself as a top tier hired gun within his local latin music circuit which has allowed him to gig around Latin America and the US, being one of his highlights his performance at the 2016 Latin Grammy Award ceremony in Las Vegas […]

Barry Warsaw

Barry Warsaw has been playing bass for over 40 years. Before moving to California, he was a long-time member of two popular Mid-Atlantic bands, Cravin’ Dogs and The U-Liners. He’s shared stages with many artists, most notably Pete Seeger, Tom Morello, Boots Reilly, and John Kadlecik. An active studio musician, Barry has recorded with songwriters […]

Julian Marshall

Our youngest MJC artist, multi-instrumentalist Julian Marshall has been rocking since not long after he entered the world. Seen here sporting his Cort Slammer bass with a 4-string set of MJC NPS strings, his influences include The Beatles, The Wiggles, Mama, Dada, his big brother Amadeus, naps and cheese.

Adam Ezra

It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community. Community is epitomized by a belief that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is […]

Carlo Tanori

Carlo began playing bass in his freshman year in high school and hasn’t stopped since. He played bass in big bands in high school and college. For several years Carlo studied privately with the late bassist, Herb Mickman (RIP Herb). Carlo says, “I learned so much from him”. Herb was the bassist and musical director […]

Andy Leab

Cleveland native and Nashville veteran, Andy began his journey into music at an early age studying violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Born into a bluegrass family, he studied mandolin and fiddle as a child, cutting his teeth on the stages of many Ohio bluegrass festivals in the nineties. Although percussion and rudimental drumming […]