Nicholas Berkeley ('Nick') Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is a musician and the drummer for Pink Floyd.. He also competed in auto racing, e.g. the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was brought up in Hampstead, London (many online biographies mistakenly cite the street address, Downshire Hill - sometimes as "the Downshire Hills" - as a district of Birmingham) and attended Frensham Heights boarding school, Surrey.
There's at least four artists under the name "Otto":
1.The composer, singer and percussionist Otto was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, and he was, among Chico Science, Fred 04 and others, a Manguebeat movement creator, that was a revolution to the Brazilian music. 2. aka DJ Toto from Colombia, who has avery nice release on the net-label Corporate Identity (http://www.corpid-label.de/) 3.A Turkish hardcore band from the Istanbul underground music scene To see the German comedian-act, director (and musician too) Otto Waalkes, click here: http://www.last.fm/music/Otto+Waalkes
Family and music go hand in hand for Gregg, growing up in Detroit, Michigan with his bassist brother Matt & band leader Dad. Gregg went on to study at North Texas State where he was featured in the famed "One O'clock Jazz Band." After college he soon joined Matt in the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. By the early `80's Gregg had relocated to Los Angeles where his ability to seamlessly fit into a wide variety of musical situations rapidly established him as a session legend.
Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is a prominent American jazz saxophonist who records for Nonesuch Records. Redman, who is Black and Jewish, was born in Berkeley, California. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman. He is a graduate of Berkeley High School. Then in 1991 he graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society. Redman won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition the same year and began focusing on his musical career.
Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.
Chick Corea is best known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion, although his contributions to straight-ahead jazz have been tremendous. He participated in the birth of the electric fusion movement as a member of Miles Davis's band in the 1960s, and in the 1970s formed Return to Forever. In the 80s he formed the Chick Corea Elektric Band, utilising new technologies, whilst still exploring the fusion arena. This band gave new exposure to John Patitucci (Bass), Dave Weckl (Drums), Frank Gambale (Guitar).
H.O.S.H. (Diynamic / Stil vor Talent / Kindisch) H.O.S.H from Hamburg / Germany formerly known as Holger Behn, started his producing career about five years ago, with the project Motion 040 together with Jay Pauli. With Releases on Get Physical, Paloma, Force Sense and Word and Sounds own Wizkidz / Waskidz and Remixes on Labels such like Plusquam or Pias he already got quiet a little bit arround.
Thundercat is a pseudonym of Stephen Bruner, a member of legendary thrash punks Suicidal Tendencies (since 16 years of age), a protégé of Steven Ellison (aka Flying Lotus), virtuoso bassist, composer, producer and singer. Bruner has collaborated with many, including: a stint with German boy band No Curfew, jams with Snoop Dogg and Stanley Clarke. “I do believe that hip-hop can be the new jazz, and I’m helping create that”, Bruner said in an interview to Bass Player, in 2008.
Born 12th Jan 1946, San Rafael, California.
George Duke is a pianist and synthesizer pioneer, who also majored in the trombone. Early influences: Les McCann and cousin Charles Burrell. First gig was with the house band at the Half Note club and with vocal band Third Wave in 1968, from there he backed such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham and Don Ellis, playing session musician on Jean-Luc Pontys Pacific Jazz Albums.1970 was a milestone for Duke playing on The Mothers of Invention album 200 Motels.