iRock Jazz LIVE! with Bassist Jimmy Haslip

Born in The Bronx to Puerto Rican immigrants, Spanish was Haslip’s first language and learned to speak English in kindergarten. His father, Jaime Haslip served in the United States Customs Service, beginning as a Merchant Marine until moving to patrolman and eventually deputy commissioner. Haslip moved to Huntington, New York …


Russell Ferrante: A Rise in the Road with the Yellowjackets

In 1977, a group of talented musicians were assembled to record Robben Ford’s album. There was a certain chemistry, and musical affinity, between keyboardist Russell Farrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson. While Ford’s record label wanted to record more pop and vocal-oriented albums; the group, known as Robben …