Richard Bona

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Richard Bona Quartet

Wednesday, October 29, Triple Door

Bassist and vocalist Richard Bona has dazzled audiences around the world with his engaging personal style, which merges jazz, pop, afro-beat, bossa nova, and funk. Considered one of the best bassists of his generation, Bona is known as a masterful musician and compelling storyteller.
Born in Minta in eastern Cameroon, Bona was drawn to music as a child and often experimented with his own self-made instruments, including a twelve-string guitar constructed of wood and bicycle brake cables. In 1980, at the age of thirteen, he discovered jazz. Inspired by Weather Report’s Jaco Pastorius, Bona decided to reinvent himself as a bass player. In pursuit of a professional jazz career, he moved to Düsseldorf, then Paris, and finally New York, where he now lives.
Much in demand as a collaborator, Bona has worked with musicians as diverse as Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Simon,
Chaka Khan, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdes, Joni Mitchell,
Harry Connick Jr., and Queen Latifah.
He has recorded six albums as a leader, including Tiki (2005), which received a 2007 Grammy nomination in the contemporary world music category. In March he released Bona Makes You Sweat, which was recorded live in Hungary.

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Photograph by  photographers in Seattle Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a wedding photographer at  A Beautiful Day Photography with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating artistic documentary photography ranking him as one of the best photographers in Seattle.

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