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  • Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »

  • Latin American Double Bass Workshop Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Latin American Double Bass Workshop Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    The 10th annual Encuentro Latinoamericano de Contrabajos will take place Saturday, November 22nd through Thursday, November 27th at the Tijuana Cultural Center in Tijuana, Mexico. The week-long Latin American bass workshop is presented by the Contrabajos de Baja California and will include quartets, group classes, masterclasses, a bass orchestra, and much more. This year’s guest... »

  • Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Want to help some kids learn more about music while getting your bass fix? You might need to find a way to get yourself to the Second Annual Lords of the Low End event. The 1:00 – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 La Bella Strings-sponsored event at the Cutting Room in New York City will benefit... »

  • Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    The Rockies will be rumbling this spring at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam. The day of bass celebration is set for Sunday, May 18th from 1pm to 6pm at the historic Oriental Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The Bass Slam will include solo bass and bass duo performances with a jam session at the... »

  • Winery Dogs with Billy Sheehan Announce Dog Camp

    Winery Dogs with Billy Sheehan Announce Dog Camp

    If you’ve ever wanted to hang out and learn with Billy Sheehan, here’s your chance. The Winery Dogs has announced the Dog Camp, an immersive program for musicians of all ages and levels. The event is set for July 21st through July 25th at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Formed in late... »

  • Detroit Bass Day 2013 Taking Place This Weekend

    Detroit Bass Day 2013 Taking Place This Weekend

    The bassists in Detroit have a great tradition of getting together every year in front of the Motown Museum for a photo shoot to get the most bass players together in a single picture. As if that’s not cool enough, the event has been expanded with the introduction of Detroit Bass Day, a day-long celebration... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp

    Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp

    Victor Wooten has added a Music Theory camp to his VixCamps schedule at the Wooten Woods Retreat in Only, Tennessee. Scheduled for September 23rd and 24th, the educational event offers classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players in addition to full group classes. The scheduled instructors are Victor Wooten, Anthony Wellington and Bob Franceschini, with... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces 2013 Camps, Mike Stern Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces 2013 Camps, Mike Stern Tour Dates

    One of the busiest bassists in the business is gearing up for a busy summer. Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camps are starting later this month and running through October. Four different camps have been announced, uniquely focused on music and nature, as Victor’s camps are designed. Things kick off with the Three Week Residency (July... »

  • Fourth Annual Bass Coalition Summer Workshop Set for June 28-29

    Fourth Annual Bass Coalition Summer Workshop Set for June 28-29

    The fourth annual Bass Coalition Summer Workshop is set for Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th on the campus of the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. The two day educational event includes bass ensembles, masterclasses, clinician concerts, one-on-one instruction, and clinics that range from classical and jazz to alternative playing styles (upright slap bass,... »