A powerhouse double-bill, Michael Manring is widely-revered as one of the most innovative and original bassists in the world. He has been awarded two gold records, numerous readers' poll awards, and Bass Player magazine's "Bassist of the Year." "An amazing duo with an intimate yet powerful approach" (Critical Jazz), Glass House combines Dave Worm's vocals and vocal percussion with Mark Vickness' modern fingerstyle acoustic guitars to create an intoxicating brew of world, soul, folk, blues, and jazz.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Michael Manring manthing.com
Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. As editor Tom Darter wrote in Keyboard Magazine after seeing one of Michael’s solo concerts, “Forget his astounding technique and musicality; forget his absolute command of his instruments; forget how seamlessly the musical ideas and the performance of them were wedded together... The enlightenment came most from feeling (seeing, hearing) the joy Michael felt to be playing his brand of transcendental chops and musical understanding was all in the service of the final outcome, the joy of making music.” Building on the conceptions of his teacher, the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius, Michael has developed a new approach to the instrument that includes unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies. He has honed his skills on hundreds of recordings as a session musician and thousands of concerts throughout the world.
Pooling songwriting influences from artists such as Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel and Dave Matthews, with performance styles influenced by Bobby McFerrin and Michael Hedges, Glass House is a performing tour de force of Mark Vickness’ intricate, layered modern fingerstyle guitars and David Worm’s soaring, blues-inflected vocals. A founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra, David continues to perform with McFerrin internationally. David is also a founding member of SoVoSo, an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble which has released six albums and tours worldwide. David has over fifty recording credits as a session singer, vocal percussionist, and writer. His original music has been recorded by groups nationally and internationally. Mark began his training on piano at age six. The road from there to the modern finger style guitarist he is today included a bachelor's and master's degree in composition, years as a performing jazz guitarist, composer and arranger, several film scores and two decades writing, recording and performing with Glass House. His recently released solo CD, Places, has garnered widespread critical praise. Vintage Guitar Magazine wrote, “Vickness' acoustic compositions allow him to use his wonderful technique to convey atmospheric, emotional music that immediately draws attention. His stunning harmonics, perfect chord changes, and ability to use the guitar as a percussion instrument are an amazing blend.”