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Ernie Ball at Bass Player Live

Ernie Ball is going to be at Bass Player Live on October 24th and 25th, with different clinics running from players that swear by their instruments. They’re providing an all-star line up, so if you’ll be at the event in Hollywood, these clinics will definitely be worth checking out. The performance schedule includes: Saturday October 24th 10:15-10:45 Mark Bass Alain...

Bryan Beller, on the value of being versatile…

Fredericksburg Virginia is now hosting a monthly Bass Forum for bassists in the region. The Forum began in May 2009, and it has met four times now. Though the meetings started small, initially averaging about 15 people, participants are now commuting from both DC and Richmond to attend. In August, the Bass Forum was fortunate to host a clinic with...

NAMM announces School Jam USA

This year, there will be the ultimate battle-of-the-bands: School Jam USA 2009. School Jam USA is sponsored by NAMM, the not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, and its promotional partners MENC: the National Association for Music Education, Music For All, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and InTune Monthly magazine. Anyone with a band ages 13-18 can enter....

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Rotosound offering free strings at Mansons Guitar Show

Rotosound will be offering free strings at the Mansons Guitar Show, where they are exhibiting. The strings will be awarded the first 20 bass players (and first 60 guitarists) who present a special show voucher (PDF), found on Rotosound’s web site. There will also be special deals on accessories, cables, and straps at their booth. Mansons Guitar Show is being...

Jacofest: A Tribute to Jaco Pastorius at Iridium

New York’s Iridium Jazz Club has announced Jacofest, a four-night concert event honoring the late, great Jaco Pastorius. Bassists Victor Bailey and T.M. Stevens will be performing with many of Jaco’s former bandmates and colleagues, including trumpeters Miles Evans and Lew Soloff, saxophonists Alex Foster and Butch Thomas, trombonist David Bargeron, keyboardists Gil Goldstein and Delmar Brown, guitarist Billy “Spaceman”...

Aguilar Amps offering Oskar Cartaya and Ruben Rodriguez Master Class

Aguilar Amplification continues their Bass Master Class series with bassists Oskar Cartaya and Ruben Rodriguez leading a Latin Bass Master Class on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The event will take place at Aguilar’s New York City headquarters. Both bassists are mainstays in the Latin jazz world, and each will demonstrate their approach to playing as well as reviewing the history...

Mojo’s Music Academy hosting Doug Johns clinics

Mojo’s Music Academy in Colorado, host of the annual Mile High Bass Camp and Rocky Mountain Bass Slam, is running a series of clinics and lessons this November in Longmont and Boulder, Colorado. Doug Johns and Chris Ceja Private Lessons Bassist Doug Johns and Drummer Chris Ceja will be offering private lessons. Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 2009, from 5pm –...

The Bass Forum: A new bass resource in Fredericksburg, Virginia

This is a guest post from Brittany Frompovich, organizer of the Bass Forum in Fredericksburg, VA. If you’d like to contribute a guest post or have us publish your event, please get in touch. Bassists in Fredericksburg, Virginia have a new resource to help them expand their playing; the Bass Forum. This monthly event is designed to help bassists build...

First Annual Nashville Amp Expo

Creation labs has announced the dates for the First Annual Nashville Amp Expo. It will take place August 22-23, 2009, at the Hyatt Place hotel in Brentwood, Tennessee (Brentwood is a few miles south of Nashville). From the press-release: “The first annual Nashville Amp Expo will offer musicians of all levels, as well as engineers, producers, and, of course, weekend...

Victor Little hosting Inner Portrait release party

Bassist Victor Little will be releasing his debut solo album Inner Portrait tonight at Yoshi’s San Francisco. The release-party will kick off at 8pm PST. Inner Portrait features Little with drummer Dennis Chambers (P-Funk) and keyboardist Rusian Sirota (Stanley Clarke Band) going through 10 original jazz-funk-fusion tunes. Tickets are available from Little’s web site. Check out our previous coverage of...

Victor Wooten releases bass camp schedule

Bass legend Victor Wooten has released the schedule for his summer Bass/Nature Camps. Each camp is tailored to a specific theme, to appeal to different students. Camp schedule: September 3 – 6, 2009: “Spirit of Music” October 6 – 11, 2009: “Music / Nature Camp” – for ANY instrument July 19 – August 9, 2010: “Bass / Nature Camp 3...

The Low Show II at Nashville NAMM

July 17th 2009 will mark the second installment of The Low Show at this year’s Nashville NAMM show, at The Rutledge from 7:30 to 11:00pm. Bassists Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok), Doug Johns (Buddy Miles), Sean O’Bryan Smith (Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebecca St. James) and Roy Vogt (Dickey Betts, Jerry Reed) will be performing with their bands in a bass-focused...