196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 7:45 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
John’s style blends deep grooves, contrapuntal tapping, dense chords and classical Indian percussion, with shades of avant guard experimentation. He has earned a reputation as a renaissance bassist, pulling from many different techniques from slapping, to tapping to finger style. He utilizes looping and custom midi foot pedals to play bass lines, freeing up his hands to treat his instrument like a piano, guitar, percussion instrument or vocalist. Combining all these together makes for a massive sound.
Ferrara’s compositions range from chill, ambient classical and minimalist inspired pieces to full on mathy-prog epics and tons in between. They incorporate a wide range of sounds, grooves, dynamics and emotions crossing in and out of many different genres.
John is also a founding member of “Consider the Source”. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
Using a plethora of tapping and thumbing and slapping techniques, inspired as much by drummers and pianists as by other bassists, John’s interlocking layers of rhythm and melody are integral to Consider the Source’s colossal sound. With an equal focus on rigid composition and wide open improvisation, John’s fluid, unorthodox playing serves the music while pushing it’s boundaries.
Ferrara has studied with South Indian Kanjira master Ganesh Kumar and has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Otiel Burbridge, George Porter JR, Members of King Crimson, Tony MacAlpine,The Disco Biscuits, members of Umphrey’s McGee, as well as countless other bands in the Progressive rock, Jazz fusion and Jam scenes. He regularly tours all over the U.S. and also performs in other countries including Germany, Turkey, Israel and India.
He proudly endorses Fodera guitars, Hartke amplifiers, Kala Ubass, Slapstick by Slaperoo Percussion, Hotone audio, Pigtronix pedals and Gator cases and has been featured in several Bass magazines and other publications.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM for standing and bar stools, and TWO DRINK MINIMUM at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.