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Ray Riendeau announces Art of Improvising Clinic

Ray Riendeau is holding a bass clinic on June 13, 2009, at Mojos Music Academy in Longmont, Colorado. The clinic will focus on techniques and approaches to improvising solos and bass lines. Admission is $25. For more details, call (303) 776-3373. Mojos Music Academy is located at 230 Primrose Court, Longmont, CO 80501. Ray will also be teaching private lessons...

Beyond Bass Camp with Steve Lawson

Solo bassist and bass instructor Steve Lawson has announced Beyond Bass Camp, a one-day workshop for bass players he’ll be leading each month, starting on June 20th in London. The events will be held on the third Saturday of each month, and the cost is £70 per person and includes lunch and coffee/tea. If you sign up for all 5,...

NorCal Bassix Bass Day review

[Editor’s note: Wade Craver and sent us this nice piece following his NorCal Bassix First Annual Bass Day event on May 2nd. We donated some notreble t-shirts, stickers and postcards for the event.] NorCal Bassix – Bass Day, what an event! No one left this venue dissatisfied. In addition to their new expansion, the new store Music Max in Palo...

Victor Wooten workshops announced

Victor Wooten will be doing a series of workshops to promote his instructional DVD, “Groove Workshop”. The tour is presented by Hartke, who Wooten endorses. All clinics are free. The dates are as follows: May 11, 2009 from 7-9pm Sam Ash 1647 Gallatin Pike North Madison, TN 615-860-7475 May 12, 2009 from 7-9pm Georgia Music Warehouse 5205-A Waters Ave. Savannah,...

Mingus Awareness at The Hideout

Charles Mingus’ legacy in the world of jazz music will be celebrated on May 7th at The Hideout in Chicago. Mingus was a victim of ALS, and all the benefits of this celebration will go to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. ALS is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Tickets are $12 or $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased...

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...

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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...

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...