Jeff Ganz by Tony Senatore

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Jeff is a longtime friend of mine, because we relate on many levels. We both have a thing for Gibson EB series bass guitars, cheap but great Japanese bass guitars, Marshall amplifiers used for bass, and multi string basses( Jeff often plays an 8 string, double course bass, and I play a 12 string, triple course bass). The foundation of our connection is that while we are well versed in many styles, we are both rock and roll players at heart, and we both have great admiration for Jack Bruce and Felix Pappalardi.

Another layer to our connection is the fact that he often worked with my late father on as far back as I can remember. Back in those days, 150 to 200 club dates per year was the norm, and my father used to always tell me that Jeff Ganz is " some bass player'. That was the highest accolade he ever gave anyone, and he didn't give praise often.

Jeff has recorded and toured with artists ranging variously from Johnny Winter to Gerry Mulligan and Dr John. As his website illustrates, his resume reads like a who's who of popular American music. Last night, all of that diversity was on display as he navigated through an incredible array of genres with Acid Cabaret, which proves to be a perfect vehicle for his immense talent. Jeff will be moving to Florida next week, and I was glad to get the chance to see and hear him, and get a big hug too! He will be back next month for a show at the Cutting Room with the Hit Men, and I'm hoping to make the show.

It was great to see you last night Jeff. I'm wishing you all the best in Florida.