Astoria, New York (PressExposure) April 28, 2011 -- Entertainment PR Strategist Monica Anders announced today her roster addition of one of the most versatile and prolific bassists in Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Funk. Gerald Veasley, a world renowned multifaceted music innovator is widely branded as a six string bass specialist. He has historically collaborated with icons such as jazz/soul diva Dianne Reeves, vocalist Philip Bailey,soprano saxophonist George Howard and trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Braun,Chieli Minucci of Special EFX, Gerald Levert, acoustic pianist Joe McBride coupled with a long eclectic list of others.
"It is an esteemed honor to be the agency of choice evolving from fan to public relations strategist. The music of Gerald Veasley marks years of innovation making a stunning impact in the music industry. He continues to exert a profound influence using modern arrangements on the"Electric Mingus Project" without compromising his style" said Monica Anders.
A former acclaimed Bassist of the late Grover Washington, Jr. & Joe Zawinul, Gerald Veasley has made outstanding notable contributions on more than 50 plus highly acclaimed albums prior to his label deal in 1992 on Heads Up International Records, a Division of Concord Music Group with his freshman album titled "Look Ahead". Some of his legendary hits include "Valdez in the Country," "Love Letters" "Do I Do" "Quiet Storm" Slip N' Slide and has 7 grand scale albums released to date. He was also named "Best Electric Bassist" in Jazziz Magazine, featured in numerous magazines, blogs and since has captured the attention of his peers, music journalists and fans globally.
Establishing his own record label Fanwave Music Group this year allows his vision to specialize in cross-genre collaborations come into fruition and is managed by Dowdell & Associates. Some of his long list of credentials and accolades include Elected Trustee of NARAS The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Faculty at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA., the opening of Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base Jazz Club In Reading, PA, which attracts performances by Grammy Award and Billboard chart topping artists along with being the vital performance hub for the annual Berks Jazz Fest.
He designed his own Signature Bass GVB1006 Model for Ibanez Guitars, brand endorses Aguilar, Roland/Boss, Dunlop Strings and Essential Sound Products. On the top performance list at some the world's largest Jazz Concerts, Festivals, Cruises and profound music venues, Bassist Gerald Veasley is one name you will constantly see.
This year marks the 10th Annual Bass Boot Camp conducted by Veasley along with world class celebrities. It is a unique educational platform founded in 2002 by Gerald Veasley, Roxanne Veasley and Lee Patterson, and is the ultimate experience for Bassists looking to grow and develop during a weekend getaway. His new 2011 spring release the "Electric Mingus Project" is a passion project for him as he truly gets deep with the music of Charles Mingus. The group's self-titled debut album revisits 8 Mingus compositions and includes 2 Veasley compositions using modern electronic instruments and yet evokes the sound and spirit of Charles Mingus.
On Friday April 29th 2011 at 1PM, Bassist Gerald Veasley will conduct a Master Workshop at the "Paris Til Sunday Jazz Weekend" extravaganza held at The African-American Museum in Philadelphia who is Celebrating 35 Years. He is also a Headline Act performing at 8PM & 10PM. This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo.