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  • Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey

    Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey

    Here’s a little known personal fact about me: Steve Bailey’s 2007 album, So Low… Solo, is one my favorite instrumental music discs of all time. Beyond his stunning mastery of the six-string fretless bass, the composition and arrangements on this album are captivating. It’s still on high rotation in my weekly playlist. With that, Steve... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is getting a holiday video from Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department. This year, Steve, and fellow Berklee bass faculty Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, James Genus and Lincoln Goines put together this terrific arrangement of “Little Drummer Boy”. The bassists dedicate this year’s video to the late Victor... »

  • Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Today is Christian McBride‘s birthday, and he’s giving us a gift. In this video, Christian plays (with Berklee Bass Chair Steve Bailey) and shares some tips on intonation during a clinic. Happy birthday, Christian! »

  • Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

    Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

    Registration is now open for Victor Wooten’s 2016 Music and Nature Camps. This season includes five main programs at Wooten Woods outside of Nashville, Tennessee plus three additional programs that branch out the educational offerings. VixCamps kicks off with the original Bass/Nature Camp from July 18th to the 24th. “Following the outline set in motion... »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »

  • Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

    Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

    Back in September, Berklee held their Beantown Jazz Festival. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Derico Watson took the stage, and thankfully, they recorded it. »

  • John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    Steve Bailey has a great tradition of spreading holiday cheer. He gathers his fellow bassists for a winter summit at Berklee College of Music, where he heads the bass department, and puts together star-studded arrangements of carols. This year the group includes heavyweights John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Bailey playing a reggae/swing/funk version... »

  • Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Berklee hosted their 2014 Summer Bass Bash recently, and what a bash it was. Here’s one of the highlights from the event with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey jamming along with drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson. Smokin’! »

  • John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    We know you love bass like we do, so this one is going to be especially great – at least four times as great. In September, 2013, John Patitucci, Victor Bailey, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center for this “Double Bass Jam”, along with drummer Derico Watson. The... »

  • Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime” »