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Charlie Haden to perform at Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown

Charlie Haden, an original member of Ornette Coleman’s 1950’s quartet, will perform with his Liberation Music Orchestra at Coleman’s Meltdown festival this year. The festival is set to kick off on June 13th, in London, it will run until June 21st. Other artists include Bobby McFerrin, the Yoko Ono Plastic Band, and Baaba Maal. Details: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/meltdown.

Bass Events Calendar for May, 2009

Here’s one big event round up for all you bassists out there… NorCal Bassix Bass Day in Palo Cedro, CA May 2nd, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance by Michael Manring. Be on...

Gerald Veasley to perform at Cheyney University’s Art & Lecture Series

Philadelphia-native Gerald Veasley, bassist for the Zawinul Syndicate, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and a long list of other notable musicians, will take the stage as part of Cheney University’s Art & Lecture Series, in his home town. Gerald was recently voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz readers. The event will take place at 7:30pm on April 25, at Dudley Theater...

Gettysburg Festival line-up announced

The Gettysburg Festival has announced their jazz lineup. Pianist Ahmad Jamal, featuring James Carrack on bass, will headline on June 27th. The band will perform at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg, PA. The group also includes James Johnson II on drums and Manolo Badrena on percussion. The festival also includes bassist Ed Wise and his Dixieland band on...

Musikfest announces Yes & Asia will perform

Bethlehem, PA’s annual Musikfest will host a couple of legendary bands – and bassists – this summer. Yes, featuring Chris Squire on bass, will perform with Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Oliver Wakeman on keyboards and Benoit David on vocals. Howe will be pulling double duty on guitar, also performing with Asia at the festival, along with...

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Billy Sheehan to host “Holy Cow!” release party at GIT

Billy Sheehan‘s new CD, Holy Cow! releases today, and to celebrate, Sheehan is holding a CD release party/performance at The Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) on April 30th, at GIT in Hollywood, CA. The performance will take place at the Musicians Institute Amphitheatre and is open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:00pm. According...

South Africa Bass Day 2009 Announced

The South African Bass Players Collective will hold South Africa’s first bass event on June 16, 2009. The Collective started in 2001 when bassist Martin Simpson reached out to other bass players living and working in South Africa. Martin says they’re justing “testing the waters” for this first event, and admission will be free. Bassists attending should bring their basses...

Mile High Bass Camp: Bass & Drum Groove Clinic

Mojo’s Music Academy in Longmont, Colorado is hosting the Mile High Bass Camp with bassists Ray Riendeau and Doug Johns and drummers Chris Ceja and Martin Diamond. The group will lead a Bass and Drum Groove clinic and all attending bassists will receive a bass course certificate from the Institute of Bass. Event details: Mile High Bass Camp Saturday, May...

Gary Willis announced for Aguilar Master Class clinic

Bass amp maker Aguilar Amplification’s ongoing Artist Master Class series continues next month with bassist Gary Willis. Willis’s class takes place Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in New York. The event, like all in the Master Class series, is free to the public and held at Aguilar’s New York City showroom, and will include a factory tour and time to try...

BassBreak Live 2009

JaMuzic New York is launching BassBreak Live, a bass event taking place on May 9th, 2009 in Wilmington, DE. Bassists Ace Livingston, Adam Nitti and Terrance Palmer are participating, as well as a “Surprise Guest Instructor”. The event will include Master Classes, games, prizes and giveaways, and a product seminar by Pavel Musical Instruments. BassBreak will be held at the...

Les Claypool announces Summer 2009 festivals

We don’t imagine Les Claypool sleeps much. He’s just announced a series of summer camps, taking place May through July. Summer Camp Festival is the ninth installment of the festival, and runs May 22-24, 2009 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Over 50 bands on 4 stages will perform during the three days of the festival. The festival also...

Markbass launches video contest

Bass amp manufacturer Markbass just launched a video contest on Youtube. If you own a Markbass rig and perform live, you’re pretty much eligible to enter for a chance to win a MoMark amp with the features of your choice. Official rules from Markbass: Video must be of a live performance. In other words, in front of an audience. The...