Born in Indonesia, Reza Saleh was enchanted by the bass before his teens. His Dad encouraged to immerse himself in the Blues, which he did. Brother Emir played the piano - and they would take delight in jamming as a family after school. When Reza saw Earth, Wind and Fire in concert, his love for playing grew into a passion. He was determined to find his way in the music business.
Now living in California, Reza has made tremendous strides toward a full-time dream. He was named the Long Beach Jazz Festival Star Search Winner a few years ago - and has played on the same stage as Peter White, Ray Parker, Jr. and Brand New Heavies.
No less than Victor Wooten encouraged Reza to keep to the grind - after hearing a take on Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed" - and Reza has paid attention. His debut CD, "First Step" is getting the attention of bass lovers all over the world - who sense the commitment to chords and harmonies in Reza's playing. You'll hear some delectable tracks and get the rundown on Surviving in Southern California - the Saleh Way - when Reza joins us on 7/23/13. Two p.m. Eastern USA time.
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