10 Fingers: Reuben Rogers

by Ella Campbell The same evening we posted an article about Eric Harland, we had the opportunity to interview Reuben Rogers after a Charles Lloyd concert. Here it is: 10-Fingers-Minus-One with Reuben Rogers. 1. What music do you listen to when you’re feeling introspective? “Wow. Okay. I don’t know. It depends on what I scroll […]

10 Fingers: Ben Williams

by Ella Campbell Lately, I have been terrible about asking ten questions to musicians. Somehow I only get around to asking about 7 or 8, so here we have 10-Fingers-Minus-3 with Ben Williams. (when I typed ‘minus’ just now, I accidentally wrote ‘mingus.’ bass must be on the mind. #jazzgirltypos). He and I played phone […]

10 Fingers: Esperanza Spalding

by Hannah Dexter The benefit concert with Esperanza Spalding and the American Music Program is now an annual event. My fellow Portland and Michigan State bass man, Louie Leager, was playing alongside Miss Spalding this year! I was running Pete’s Bass Shop while my boss was out of town and she rented an upright from […]