It’s a sad day in the bass community. World-renowned bassist and educator Jim Stinnett has passed away after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed by his family via Facebook.
Bassist Charles Berthoud shared this video he recorded with New Hampshire Bass Fest founder and Berklee instructor Jim Stinnett. The song is Charles’ original composition “I Wanna Be…,” which features some sweet fretless lines by Stinnett on top of Berthoud’s tap bass foundation.
The fifth annual New Hampshire Bass Festival has been announced for June 15th through the 18th. The four day event, which takes place in Manchester, New Hampshire, is a mixture of school and festival as 16 clinicians from around the globe present classes from 9am to 6pm each day. The NHBF is directed by Berklee bass and arranging professor Jim...
Michael Manring has announced “Project M”, a new release by a quartet of bassists including Manring, Grant Stinnett, Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett. The release includes a bonus DVD full of interviews and rehearsal footage. Here’s the debut performance of Project M at the New Hampshire Bass Festival earlier this year: