Bass virtuoso Michael Manring is holding an all-day workshop in Sligo, Ireland on October 2, 2009. The event is hosted by Sligo Jazz Project.
“For a small town with a population of about 20,000 we have worked very hard and been very lucky to get some wonderful musicians visit here over the past few years, particularly with regards to the bottom end, as I am a working double and electric bassist myself.” said SJP’s artistic director, Eddie Lee. “Rufus Reid, Dominique DiPiazza, Todd Coolman and Reggie Washington are just a few who have come here in the last two years or so to educate and inspire, and now that Michael Manring will be calling on us for a full day’s clinic and masterclass, I think I may have died and gone to bass heaven. This part of the world is undergoing a terrible recession and more than ever we are so grateful to be able to host such a wonderful event – I would like to thank Michael himself, Markbass, the venue Tobergal Lane Cafe, and Sligo-Leitrim Arts Education Programme for making this happen. It is a rare opportunity for Irish bassists to spend a day in the company of a true innovator.”
The event takes place at Tobergal Lane Café Sligo, upstairs – Michael’s bass workshop/masterclass will run from 11am to 5.30pm with a break for lunch (optionally included) and the concert at 8.30pm. The workshop and concert are priced separately at €35 and €15 respectively (or total of €50) and a range of all-in options are available to include lunch and/or dinner too. See SJP’s web site for more details.