ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Chuck Rainey is a legendary electric bass player, songwriter, and producer, best known for his work with Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and on many films and television soundtracks. In November of 2011, Chuck suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Just a few short months later, he lost his home in a fire. With great tenacity and determination, Chuck worked with rehabilitation therapists to regain movement of his body, setting his sights on the goal of playing the electric bass again. His musical comeback has been nothing short of amazing. He now plays the electric bass again, as well as teaches masterclasses and presents at international camps with Rhythm Intensive®, the organization he co-founded with John Anthony Martinez.
John Anthony Martinez is an in-demand drummer, composer, and producer, best known for his versatility and ability to fit into any musical situation. He is the drumming equivalent of “the fixer.” As a songwriting and publishing member of ASCAP, he founded Fingerfoot Music Productions in 1999, a company that provides songwriting, music, and audio services to the music and media industries. He is a serial entrepreneur who has helped others build their personal empires. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and Oxford University, John enjoys mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurial musicians through Rhythm Intensive®.