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  • Golden Gate Bass Camp

    The Golden Gate Bass Camp is celebrating its 14th year of bass camps in California this July, with 8 days of instruction and concerts at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University in Oakland California. The Bass Camp, held from July 5 through 12th, features David Murray, Robert Hurst, Kristin Korb, Michael... »

  • Jacofest: Dennard’s tribute Jaco Pastorius

    On March 13, drummer Kenwood Dennard held a tribute for his former band mate, Jaco Pastorius at the Regattabar in Boston, Massachusetts. The event featured twelve musicians playing from Jaco’s vast library of tunes. Dennard, who served as emcee, opened the performance by announcing, “I want to introduce you to Jaco’s spontaneous attitude,” and jumped... »

  • Flea to induct Metallica at Rock HOF 2009 event

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will join Eminem, Jimmy Page, and Ronnie Wood to induct the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Flea will induct Metallica, Eminem will induct Run-D.M.C., Jimmy Page will induct ex-Yardbird bandmate Jeff Beck, and Ronnie Wood of the The Rolling Stones will induct Bobby Womack.... »

  • Alfred Music expands Ultimate Beginner Series for bass

    The Ultimate Beginner Series, a popular learning series from Alfred Music, has been expanded to include complete book and DVD packages. The series covers bass, acoustic guitar and drums. The bass series includes over three hours of DVD instruction covering rock and blues grooves, tapping, harmonics, slapping and equipment. For more information, check out www.alfred.com. »

  • Michael Manring Tour Updates (Mar – Oct 2009)

    Michael Manring has released his latest tour schedule. We’ll be at the Jammin’ Java this Saturday (March 28th). If you’re also attending, please drop us a note! Solo performance Thu. Mar. 26 at 8PM The Stone: Avenue C at E 2nd St. in New York, NY 10009 Solo performance Sat. March 28 at 7PM Jammin’... »

  • Bryan Beller announces bass clinics

    Bassist Bryan Beller is gearing up for a few bass education appearances starting later this month. The first is The Gerald Veasley Bass Boot Camp, a three day, retreat-style event in Reading, Pennsylvania. Other instructors will include Victor Wooten, Andrew Gouche, T.M. Stevens, Anthony Wellington, Adam Nitti, and David Dyson. Veasley’s camp will be at... »

  • Wharton Music Center presents Ben Wolfe

    Jazz bassist and Juilliard School faculty member Ben Wolfe is performing Saturday, March 28, 2009 as part of the Wharton Music Center’s Library Concert Series in Gillette, New Jersey. Wolfe spent five years with Harry Connick, Jr., as musical director on the band’s world tours, followed by a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and... »

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  • Stanley Clarke records new acoustic trio album

    JazzTimes is reporting that Stanley Clarke is releasing his first-ever acoustic jazz trio recording. The trio consists of Clarke, Hiromi Uehara on piano and fellow Return To Forever member Lenny White on drums. The album, Jazz in the Garden is set to release May 12th by Heads Up International, and is available for pre-order now.... »

  • Mark Hoppus tweets tour updates

    Mark Hoppus is generating quite the buzz these days on Twitter, especially when it comes to news of the upcoming Blink-182 tour. MTV ran a story about the tweet, reporting that “the band’s bassist has been Twittering his fingers off over the past two days, giving frequent updates on the status of the group’s meetings... »

  • Geddy Lee & Rush go retro, need a break

    Hot on the heels of Rush’s Retrospective 3 release, rumors are flying that a new concept album will be next. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee dispels the myths: “We haven’t even discussed our next work yet. Right now we’re all taking a well-needed break.” In comments to metalunderground.com, Lee goes on to remind us that his band... »