Tal Wilkenfeld
Australian musician
Tal Wilkenfeld
Tal Wilkenfeld is an Australian bass guitarist who has gained worldwide attention performing alongside some of rock and jazz music's most notable artists. In addition to her work as a supporting musician, she has assumed the role of bandleader of her own eponymous bands, whose musicians have included Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, John Beasley and Jeff "Tain" Watts.
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Gregory Weinkauf: Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Pete Townshend. Three syllables, and your synapses are already tingling, aren't they? To know Pete Townshend a little (say, hearing "Let My Love Open the Door" on the radio) is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more. But let us also consider Pete Townshend the brilliant technical innovator. This was precisely the focal point at this year's 28th Annual TEC Awards (Technical Excellence and Creativity), at which Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center Honoree Mr. Townshend found himself the recipient of the 22nd Annual Les Paul Award -- a major honor celebrating "individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio technology." The gala event brightened a rainy night in Anaheim, where the legendary figure and co-founder of the best-named rock band e ...
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Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Play With AEROSMITH Frontman At iHeartRadio Event ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Guitarist Damon Johnson will be playing guitar and sharing stage with AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, Jeff Beck on lead guitar, Randy Jackson on bass, Tal Wilkenfeld on bass and Marti Frederiksen on drums for iHeartRadio in Las Vegas, Saturday,
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Ted the Bull's Scotch and Cigar Club #22 - EastsideBoxing.com
Google News - over 5 years
Maybe Tal Wilkenfeld will also come by and treat us to her unique electric bass guitar magic. Damn! The late Mcfadden & Whitehead may also get a spin. Look, AIN'T NOTHING STOPPING US NOW. Now, let's get to boxing topics, opinions, disagreement,
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Cambridge Audio iD100 iPod/Pad dock - MSN Tech & Gadget UK
Google News - over 5 years
For example, Tal Wilkenfeld does not sound as refined as the ALAC version does. There is neither the same detail nor the grip and control evident with the MP3. In short, fill your iTunes library with Apple Lossless music and you will quickly discover
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Jeff Beck v Praze - reportáž z koncertu - Muzikus.cz
Google News - over 5 years
Jeffa Becka jsme asi všichni viděli na videu s jeho předchozí formací, kde na bicí hrál Vinnie Colaiuta a na baskytaru mladičká Tal Wilkenfeld. Myslím, že toto video bylo hojně sledované a je stále velmi oblíbené. Atmosféra záznamu koncertu a výkon
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NYTimes - over 8 years
JAZZ Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/music. HARRY ALLEN QUARTET (Thursday) Harry Allen, a breezily proficient tenor saxophonist, works with musicians whose stylistic comfort zone extends further back than bebop; chief among them here is John Bunch, an ever-graceful pianist. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st
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Jazz Listings
NYTimes - about 9 years
JAZZ Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/music. THE JAZZ PASSENGERS Music making and storytelling have long been inextricable for Roy Nathanson, the saxophonist and composer best known for his work with the Jazz Passengers. When he formed that group 20 years ago -- with the trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, whom he had met in a Big Apple
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The Listings: Jan. 12 - Jan. 18
NYTimes - about 10 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tal Wilkenfeld
  • 2016
    Age 29
    On 3 March 2016 Wilkenfeld released a single called "Corner Painter" featuring Blake Mills and Benmont Tench from her upcoming solo album.
    More Details Hide Details Wilkenfeld endorses Sadowsky bass guitars and strings as well as EBS Professional Bass Equipment amplifiers, cabinets, and effect pedals.
    Wilkenfeld has also announced her own headline shows that are scheduled on days between The Who concerts starting in Toronto Canada on 29 February 2016.
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    On 26 January 2016 Wilkenfeld announced that she will be opening for The Who on the North American part of The Who Hits 50! tour starting in Detroit Michigan on 27 February 2016.
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  • 2010
    Age 23
    On 23 May 2010 she appeared in The Baked Potato's 40th anniversary show at the Ford Amphitheater with Steve Lukather's band and in June and July accompanied Herbie Hancock on dates across the U.S., Canada and Europe to promote the new release on which she had played.
    More Details Hide Details This short tour included a special show at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Hancock's 70th birthday. Wilkenfeld has recorded on projects with Prince, Macy Gray, Trevor Rabin, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Toto, Todd Rundgren, Ryan Adams and others. Wilkenfeld has also performed with Hiram Bullock, Susan Tedeschi, Rod Stewart, John Mayer, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Pharrell, and Hans Zimmer. Wilkenfeld recently joined alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams as a collaborator on his latest studio album, Ryan Adams (2014). She also contributed on two tracks in the Toto album Toto XIV.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    At the start of 2009, Wilkenfeld toured Australia and Japan with Beck, who commented in an interview; "It's interesting to have some amazing players in my band like Tal, who is about, you know half, a quarter of the age of either Vinnie or me.
    More Details Hide Details She's a genius. She will pick up mistakes that we, even Vinnie and I, miss. So she's a great anchor as well." Weeks later they went on to tour in the United States, beginning at Beck's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where they played "Beck's Bolero" and were joined by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page on "Immigrant Song". Beck recalled: The DVD including this performance, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame: Legends was released in 2010. In the few weeks' break between touring Japan and America, Wilkenfeld performed with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and then embarked on Beck's summer tour through Europe, Canada and the UK. During the UK run David Gilmour sat in with the group during a special performance at the Royal Albert Hall. In October Wilkenfeld reunited with Beck at Madison Square Garden for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's 25th Anniversary two-night concert. The set included guests Buddy Guy on "Let Me Love You Baby", Sting singing "People Get Ready" and Billy Gibbons on "Foxey Lady". The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts DVD, featuring these performances along with "Big Block", "A Day in the Life" and "Freeway Jam", was released in 2010. In addition Wilkenfeld was featured on four tracks on Beck's new album Emotion & Commotion, leading Bass Player magazine to write; "Wilkenfeld powers four tracks with present, prescient parts; this includes "Serene," with her ear-grabbing fills and brief but bright solo."
  • 2008
    Age 21
    At the conclusion of the tour, Krantz and Carlock, along with John Beasley backed Wilkenfeld during her headlining set for Bass Player LIVE! 2008, in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details In July she accompanied Jeff Beck in a tribute to George Martin concert in Los Angeles. She appeared at Warren Haynes's 20th Annual Christmas Jam, reuniting with The Allman Brothers Band and guesting with Gov't Mule, Ivan Neville and Robben Ford.
    In 2008 Wilkenfeld accompanied Krantz on gigs in Los Angeles before embarking on a tour of Australia with Krantz and Carlock in the fall - a reunion of the core band that appeared on Transformation.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    Wilkenfeld wrapped up 2007 with two standing-room-only Greenwich Village gigs with Krantz.
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    By November 2007 Wilkenfeld had rejoined Jeff Beck and the other band members for a week-long residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
    More Details Hide Details Jeff Beck selected that venue to record a new DVD and CD, with guests that included Eric Clapton, Joss Stone and Imogen Heap. It was recorded, filmed, and then released as Live at Ronnie Scott's. On the same trip, Wilkenfeld joined Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, singer Corinne Bailey Rae and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta on a session filmed for the A&E series, Live from Abbey Road.
    Upon learning that Chick Corea was seeking a bassist for an upcoming tour, Wilkenfeld sent him demos of Transformation. She was elated to be selected to accompany him on his Australian tour in early 2007, along with Frank Gambale and Antonio Sanchez.
    More Details Hide Details A few months later she joined Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta and Jason Rebello for Jeff Beck's summer European tour. After returning from Europe the group completed their tour at Eric Clapton's 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois, performing to a sell-out crowd of approximately 40,000 people.
  • 2006
    Age 19
    In 2006 Wilkenfeld performed as a guest with The Allman Brothers Band and recorded her entire debut album, Transformation in just two days when she was 20 years old.
    More Details Hide Details Wilkenfeld composed, produced, arranged and played bass on seven intricate tunes with Wayne Krantz, Geoffrey Keezer, saxophonist Seamus Blake and Keith Carlock.
    In 2006 while playing at one of the clubs in New York, Wilkenfeld met some members of The Allman Brothers Band. "Oteil Burbridge heard me first, and then Derek Trucks heard me.
    More Details Hide Details And those two then just encouraged me to go on with them at the Beacon Theater." It was her first time on the big stage. "Oteil just handed me his bass at the beginning of "Elizabeth Reed" and literally just ran into the audience and was watching me in the audience, smiling." The jam lasted around 40 minutes and Wilkenfeld sent a recording of the performance to Jeff Beck when she auditioned for his band.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    In 2004, at age 18, she moved to New York City and began making a name for herself in New York's jazz clubs. "I was actually walking around to like several clubs every night till the sun came up, sitting in at jazz clubs just learning.
    More Details Hide Details I was really the only one that would go into these clubs with an electric bass, because these were like, you know, places that played exclusively bebop. So I got some funny looks for quite some time. But it was a priceless education."
    Wilkenfeld graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details After a few months she accepted an endorsement from Sadowsky Guitars, and devoted herself to forming a band and composing songs of her own.
  • 1986
    Born on December 2, 1986.
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