11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

Rocky Mountain Bass SlamIf you hear a rumbling in the Rockies, it can mean only one thing: The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is back for its 11th year. Scheduled for October 19th and 20th in Denver, the event will include a load of performers from far and wide.

“In 2019 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers in the Legendary Chuck Rainey and SuperFunk Powerhouse Doug Johns,” their press release states. “Chuck Rainey is one of the most recorded bassists in music history having recorded on hundreds of chart-topping records ranging from the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Steely Dan. Doug Johns is known for his raw presence, energy, and all-around crowd-wowing prowess. Doug has had the privilege of working with such icons as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles, Chuck Rainey, The LA Mass Choir, Aaron Lindsey, and many others.”

Local bass artists include Paul Rogalski, Glenn Tapia, Jodie Woodward, Hillary Freeman, Kirwan Brown, Noah Mast, Jeff Andrews, Bryan Tessema, Matt Skellenger, Andy Irvine and more. “Most of the performances will be bass duos and some soloists,” RMBS adds. “All paying respects to the bass in different styles of music from Rock to Funk to Jazz to Reggae and more.”

In addition to the main event on the 20th, there will be a bass clinic and hangout with Rainey, Johns, and Irvine at noon on the 19th. It will be held at Mojo’s Music Academy in Longmont, Colorado. The trio will be teaching about grooving and soloing among other concepts.

Finally, sponsors will be on hand for attendees to demo their bass products.

For more information, check out the Rocky Mountain Bass Slam website.

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  1. MikeyM.

    Hasn’t Jeff Andrews passed away?

    • Yes, the New York-based jazz bassist passed away, but this is a different Jeff Andrews from Colorado.

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      • MikeyM.

        I’ll have to google him then. Thanks Kevin!

        • Jeffery St. Andrews

          Yes it was sad news to hear of Jazz bassist Jeff Andrews passing. I first learned of him in Bass Player magazine many years ago as his cover shot caught my attention. I am the Jeff Andrews from Colorado, and even 20 something years ago I thought,”I’m gonna have to change my name”! But I’ve no where near the fame nor the game… but I’m here to say I am alive and well and will be doing what I enjoy doing on bass and hope to see you all there. Thanks; Jeffery St. Andrews.
          That might help…