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Michael Manring Archives


Bailey, Wooten, and Pattituci to Host “Fretless Bass Pioneers” Webinar

This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.

New Albums

Alberto Rigoni’s “For the Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bassists

Alberto Rigoni loves the bass, and he’s just released a new album to prove it. “For the Love of Bass” features a jaw-dropping cast of bassists of many styles.

Bass Videos

Michael Hedges and Michael Manring: I’m Coming Home

I became a huge fan of Michael Hedges and Michael Manring during my high school years – individually and collectively. Manring recently shared this video on Facebook of their performance of the Hedges’ tune, “I’m Coming Home”.


Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free “Solo Bass-Shed” Webinar

The Berklee Bass Department/Bass Vault weekly bass hang is on again with an incredible lineup. Hosted by Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci, “Solo Bass-Shed” will focus on bassists known for their solo work. The lineup includes Stu Hamm, Michael Manring, Janek Gwizdala, Hadrien Feraud, and Damian Erskine.


Michael Manring Featured In New Mini-Documentary

If you’re looking for some inspiration, you need to watch this. Filmmaker Andrew Westhoff has just released a new mini-documentary on bass wizard Michael Manring called “Sound Visions”.

Bass Videos

Michael Manring: Sardonic Grin

Michael Manring released a masterpiece of a record recently, which was the first solo album by him since 2005’s “Soliloquy”. In this clip, Manring performs “Sardonic Grin” from “Small Moments”.

New Albums

Michael Manring Releases New Solo Bass Album, “Small Moments”

Michael Manring has just released an intimate new album called “Small Moments”, which marks his first solo bass album since 2005’s “Soliloquy”. The bassist recorded the songs live with no overdubs and minimal editing.


Solo Bass Night Series Launching This November

Ariane Cap and Josh Cohen have teamed up to create Solo Bass Night, a performance series that features and promotes solo bass music. The concerts have their roots from an event nearly 15 years ago.

Bass Videos

Michael Manring: Selene (Live)

Michael Manring’s “Selene” is a musical masterpiece. So it was a thrill to discover this clip of Michael performing it live at the 2011 Canadian Guitar Festival.


The Aristocrats Announce “The Aristocamp” Music Camp

The Aristocrats have announced their first ever “Aristocamp,” which is set to take place from June 18 - 21. Each member of the trio – including bassist Bryan Beller – will teaching and performing. Michael Manring is a guest instructor.

Bass Videos

Barely Jazz Ensemble with Michael Manring: Something About Us

Here’s the Barely Jazz Ensemble with special guest Michael Manring performing “Something About Us.” The session took place at the Joe Henderson Lab in the SFJAZZ Center and offers up a great showcase for Michael’s soloing skills.

Bass Videos

Jesús Rico Pérez: John Francis (Michael Manring Cover)

Jesús Rico Pérez is back! In this new video, he takes on a recent tune by Michael Manring, which appeared on the official soundtrack for the film, Beneath The Bassline. Manring wrote the song as a dedication to Jaco Pastorius. You can check out the full soundtrack here, including Manring’s version.