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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...

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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...

Monterey Jazz Festival to feature Stanley Clarke and Esperanza Spalding

The schedule for the 52nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival is set, with performances by Stanley Clarke and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding announced. The festival will be held from September 18-20, 2009 at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California For more information and tickets, call 925-275-9255 or visit the festival’s web site.

NorCal Bass Day to feature Michael Manring

Bassist Wade Craver is starting a new bass event in northern California, and he’s starting it off with a bang. 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. The event runs from 12 to 6pm on May...

Billy Sheehan joins Rotosound for Musikmesse

Rotosound has just announced Billy Sheehan is making a guest appearance at their booth next month at the musical instrument trade fair, Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Billy will meet fans and sign posters for three days, from April 2nd through the 4th. Billy is also promoting his new album, Holy Cow, releasing on April 14th.

Golden Gate Bass Camp

The Golden Gate Bass Camp is celebrating its 14th year of bass camps in California this July, with 8 days of instruction and concerts at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University in Oakland California. The Bass Camp, held from July 5 through 12th, features David Murray, Robert Hurst, Kristin Korb, Michael Manring, Mark Dresser, David Young,...

Bryan Beller announces bass clinics

Bassist Bryan Beller is gearing up for a few bass education appearances starting later this month. The first is The Gerald Veasley Bass Boot Camp, a three day, retreat-style event in Reading, Pennsylvania. Other instructors will include Victor Wooten, Andrew Gouche, T.M. Stevens, Anthony Wellington, Adam Nitti, and David Dyson. Veasley’s camp will be at The Reading Crowne Hotel, 1741...

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As we reported earlier, the new Jaco Pastorius Community Center opened on March 5, 2009. Here’s a video of the event, with some photo slideshow at the end: Kudos to the people of Oakland Park.