Backstage Pass: Meet the Band
As we get ready for a super exciting fall tour schedule and a NEW RECORDING (yay!), I want you to meet Adi, my bassist! Thanks to everyone on Facebook and Instagram who contributed questions. Check it out and enjoy! (Coming Soon: "Meet the Horn Section")
Meet Adi Meyerson [Bass]
Where are you from? I was born In San Francisco, and when I was 2 I moved to Jerusalem, Israel and grew up there.
How did you meet Champian? After moving to NY I heard her name a few times on the scene, but I only officially met her a couple years later. I was walking down 9th Ave on my way home around 2 AM with my bass when I basically ran into her on the corner of 58th st.
What's Champian really like? She's a girly girl who likes to talk about fashion, shoes, boys and makeup. She also loves football and Oklahoman fast food hamburgers. She's basically a badass ;)
Why did you become a Jazz bassist, and who are your influences? During my senior year of high school I was introduced to Sonny Rollins. I was playing electric bass and knew a little about jazz but wasn't really into it. After hearing "Tenor Madness" I fell in love with it and the feeling it gave. I tried to play like that on the electric bass but wasn't happy with the sound, so I switched to upright and fell in love with it.
My biggest influences on the bass are: Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, Israel Crosby, Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, Bob Cranshaw.. The list goes on..
What's your favorite place you've visited on tour and why? So far, I really liked visiting St. Louis and Kansas City. I enjoyed the "Jazz history tour" in KC, and the BBQ in St. Louis. I'm really looking forward to visiting North and South Carolina in October.
What's your favorite movie? Wow that's a hard one. I'm not a big movie person, but since I am a 90's baby, "Mean girls" always has a warm place in my heart.
What's your favorite food? Thai food, sushi, avocados in any form, a good steak, asparagus, seafood in all forms. It's hard to turn down a good doughnut or anything involving chocolate.