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EP 88 - Benjamin J. Shepherd (Mike Stern, John Beasley, Chance The Rapper, Kamasi Washington)

The Bass Shed Podcast

Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Grammy nominated and winning Bassist Benjamin J. Shepherd started playing when he was 7 years old. 11 years later he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a full time music career and to study with Bass legends Charlie Haden, Alphonso Johnson and Darek Oles at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts). He has since become one of the most in demand and versatile bassists in Los Angeles. His extensive resumè covering a multitude of different musical styles is a testament of his ability to virtually fit in on any gig.His studio and live credits include: Chance the Rapper (Bassist on Grammy winning album “Coloring Book”), School Boy Q, Isaiah Rashad (Bassist and Co-producer on critically acclaimed track entitled “Free Lunch”), Kamasi Washington, Lee Ritenour, Patrice Rushen, Marquis Hill, Dave Weckl, Billy Childs, Peter Erskine, Simon Phillips, Jeff Lorber, Mike Stern, John Beasley and MONKestra (6x Grammy nominations and 1x Grammy award), Amanda Seales, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and many more.Benjamin also leads his own group showcasing his original compositions as well as co-leads a duo based group called "Benjamin and The Deva with singer/songwriter Terra Deva.He currently endorses Ibanez Basses, Aguilar Amplification, Accugroove Cabinets, Gruv Gear Accessories, GHS Strings and Xotic Pedals.Instagram / Twitter / Youtube / Website / BSA View More Episodes

1hr 25mins

26 Aug 2022

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Mike Stern - All Star Guitarist. Numerous GRAMMY Nominations. Talks About Playing With Miles Davis, Blood Sweat And Tears, Jaco Pastorius, David Sanborn, Billy Cobham, Brecker Brothers And More!

Follow Your Dream - Music And Much More!

Mike Stern is one of the all time great guitarists. He’s played with a Who’s Who of the music world including Miles Davis and Blood Sweat And Tears. He’s got a bunch of GRAMMY nominations and tours constantly with his own band and others. We discuss his outstanding career and many of the great musicians that he’s performed with.My featured song in this episode is “Yeah Yeah”. Spotify link here.—-----------------------------------Mike and I discuss: His schooling and gigs in BostonJoining Blood Sweat & TearsPlaying with Miles DavisPlaying with numerous other musicians including Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham, Al Foster, Randy Brecker In the Songfest portion we play and discuss the following:Fat TimeChromazoneLive tune with Mike Stern and Bill Evans band If you enjoyed the show, please Subscribe, Rate, and Review. Just click Here. “All Of The Time” is Robert’s new single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here. “The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.  “The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here. Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold. Get your Complimentary DREAM ROADMAP with Robert’s 5 steps to pursue and succeed at YOUR dream. Just click here: https://www.followyourdreampodcast.com/DreamRoadmap Connect with Mike:https://www.mikestern.org Connect with the Follow Your Dream Podcast:WebsiteFacebookLinkedInEmail RobertYouTube Listen to the Follow Your Dream Podcast on these podcast platforms:CastBoxSpotifyApple Follow Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, and his music:WebsiteInstagramPGS StoreYouTubeFacebookSpotify MusicApple MusicEmail


8 Aug 2022

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Ep. 106: Discussion with Mike Stern

Indie Horror Rising

Three Tortured Minds talk with Mike Stern about his new film MID-CENTURY.

1hr 6mins

5 Aug 2022

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Does God Have a Political Party? with Mike Stern and Denise Douglas

New Hope PDX Teachings

Welcome to New Hope’s Cutting Room Floor Podcast where we get a chance to talk about what didn’t make it into the sermon this week, and what our speaker would’ve liked more time to engage with.  We’ll also go over some questions you might have had, and generally just have a good time talking about what was on our speaker’s mind. Episode 10: Does God Have a Political Party? with Mike Sterns and Denise Douglas RESOURCES The Church of Us vs. Them, David E. Fitch Christless Christianity, Michael Horton The Politics of the Cross, Daniel K. Williams A Non-Anxious Presence, Mark Sayers The Liturgy of Politics, Kaitlyn Schiess Not In It to Win It, Andy Stanley Taking America Back for God, Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/04/us/andy-stanley-evangelicals-book-blake-cec/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/christians-politics-belief.html

1hr 11mins

7 Jul 2022

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The Mike Stern Interview

The Jake Feinberg Show

Explosive and highly inventive guitarist talks about his philosophies as they relate to playing improvisational music and what he learned from gigging with cats like Alan Dawson and Miles Davis 


9 Jul 2021

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MIKE STERN Interview

Radio Richard | Richard Niles Podcast

Guitarists and jazzbos will love this masterclass in improvisation from award-winning guitarist and composer MIKE STERN. Recorded in 2007 at his NY apartment, the floors covered in music, he talks working with Miles Davis and Michael Brecker, and demonstrates his concepts on his Telecaster, aided by the superb Janek Gwizdala on bass. I went to the Berklee College of Music with Mike 1971-1975 and he played in my Guitar Quartet commissioned by Pat with guitarists Mitch Coodley and Jay Azzolina. So this is a relaxed ‘hang’ that will be a valuable resource for students and fun for all. I recorded this for my two BBC Radio 2 series “What is Melody?” and “Inside Improvisation. “What is Melody?” ©2007 Niles Smiles Music (BMI) sung by Daisy Chute, End sting sung by Free Play Duo, Dylan Bell & Suba Sankaran


3 Mar 2021

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The Chemistry of Leadership: Mike Stern

Breakthrough Builders

Dr. Michael Stern, CEO of the Climate Corporation and Head of Digital Farming for Bayer Crop Science, shares how he blended a deep scientific knowledge with a distinctive leadership approach to build products, teams, and businesses in agriculture. Mike shares early education experiences that helped him choose a career in chemistry, his introduction to and fascination with agricultural science, some of his biggest career successes, and the way his research skills opened opportunities to develop and grow as a manager and leader. Mike shares his secrets to success and the way he’s used the tools of science to be a successful leader at the intersection of science, technology, and agriculture. How does scientific research work together with business and environmental needs to create a better world? How do you make innovative decisions in a changing industry? How do you take advantage of disruption to strengthen your business? What role can science play in developing industry-defining technologies? How are traditionally low-tech industries being redefined by science and technology? Guest Bio: Dr. Michael Stern serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as Head of Climate Corporation and Digital Farming for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Based in St. Louis, Stern leads a diverse team that develops digital tools to help the world’s farmers understand their fields in ways that have never been possible before.Before joining Bayer, Stern was the CEO of The Climate Corporation and a member of Monsanto’s Executive Team. Prior to his role at The Climate Corporation, Stern led Monsanto’s Row Crop Business in the Americas with responsibility for its corn, soy, cotton, specialty crops, licensing and crop protection businesses across the regions. During his tenure at Monsanto, which began in 1988, Stern has served in leadership roles for a variety of its businesses, including: Vice President, U.S. Seeds and Traits; President, American Seeds; CEO of Renessen LLC, a biotechnology joint venture with Cargill; and Director of Technology, Agricultural Productivity.Stern is an active member of the St. Louis community, where he serves on the board of the Missouri Botanical Garden. He is married with three children.Building Blocks:Think about your version of applying a skill set from one context into another context. Maybe you're really good at playing an instrument and you're just starting a programing job. How could your musical acumen help you as you build, refine and ship software code? Maybe you're somebody who's traveled a lot or you speak several languages fluently. How can your ability to think in a different language open you up to new opinions and perspectives among your colleagues? Think of something you're good at or specially trained in and ask yourself, how can that thing help me in some other area of my life?  Helpful Links:US Department of Agriculture perspective on Big Data and IoT in agricultureBusiness Insider: Big Data and FarmingN. Venkat Venkatraman: Monsanto's “Data + Analytics” FrontierMore on what The Climate Corporation does: https://climate.com/


13 Jan 2021

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Product Thinking, Key Techniques, and Origin Story with Mike Stern, CEO at Connected

First Name Basis

TribalScale CEO Sheetal Jaitly is joined by Mike Stern, CEO at Connected for a transparent conversation and swapping of industry expertise between two XtremeLabs alumni. "Go Fail Fast," is the classic line - and it's shaped through stories of doing just that. Where future does Mike urge enterprises to look for post-COVID-19? "Prioritize product and features beneficial not just for your end user but for your business, too. Among the toxic aspects of Facebook, there's still a commitment to evolving their mission statement to create more meaningful connections."Hear the key takeaways of tools, techniques, and methodologies between two CEO's, and what kind of company survives not only recessions, but ones that hit during a global health crisis.


3 Nov 2020

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#14 // 05 - Mike Stern

Far Beyond Rock

#14 // 05 - Mike Stern


4 Aug 2020

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Mike Stern, le bureau des légendes

Interviews d'Agents d'Entretiens

Icône de la guitare jazz, Mike Stern est un survivant, un jusqu’au-boutiste dont, au-delà du talent, l’abnégation force le respect. Après la drogue et l’alcool dont il s’est extrait à coup de cures de désintoxication, « Fat Time » a bien failli voir sa carrière stoppée nette en 2016 après une mauvaise chute dont sa main droite porte encore aujourd’hui les stigmates. Au courage et après de multiples opérations, le Monsieur s’est remis au travail d’arrache-pied pour recouvrer sa légendaire virtuosité et reprendre le chemin de la scène, la « drogue » naturelle dont il se nourrit depuis cinq décennies. De ses années passées aux côtés de Miles Davis avec lequel il enregistra trois albums, les excès en compagnie de son ami Jaco Pastorius, immense bassiste disparu prématurément, Mike Stern nous ouvre son merveilleux album de souvenirs pour parcourir en notre compagnie tout un pan de l’histoire du jazz.


8 May 2020