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  • Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert

    Victor Wooten Sitting in for African Highlife Concert

    The 9th Annual Highlife Concert at the University of Colorado at Boulder is going to feature Victor Wooten on bass tonight, as he sits in with the CU-Boulder West African Highlife Ensemble. The Ensemble’s usual bassist, Vusi Mahlasela had to return to South Africa unexpectedly Wednesday morning for his grandmother’s funeral. For those in the... »

  • Richard Bona’s U.S. show updates

    Richard Bona is on the road from now through July, including a few upcoming performances with Mike Stern. We’ve seen this pairing at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. Highly recommended, if you can make it. Upcoming U.S. shows: Mike Stern Trio Three nights: April 20th, 22nd, and 27th, 2009 at 10pm 55 Bar: 55 Christopher... »

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  • Help Wanted: Sinners Saints (Philly) needs a bass player

    Sinners Saint, a rock band in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a bass player. The band is wrapping up their album with the help of Grammy-nominated producer David Ivory, recording with as studio bassist. Now the band needs a full-time member. Candidates must have professional gear, transportation, between 20 and 30 years old, and able to... »

  • 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... »

  • Stefan Lessard & Dave Matthews announce free single from “Big Whiskey…”

    Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard announced via his Twitter page that the first single from the band’s upcoming Big Whiskey and The Groogrux King album is now available as a free download. The free track, “Funny The Way It Is,” can be downloaded for one week only via the band’s web site (email address... »

  • John Patitucci: Music We Are [new release]

    Bassist John Patitucci and pianist Danilo Perez have been playing together for over a decade, after being introduced by drummer Jack DeJohnette. Now, the three of them have recorded their first album together, Music We Are. Patitucci plays both upright and electric basses on the release, and each artist contributed their own unique compositions. “I... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • Bass gigs update

    Our Gigs section got an upgrade late last week. If you’re looking for a bass gig, you might want to check it out. Lots more improvements coming over the next couple of weeks. If you want to stay in the loop, here are a few ways you can connect with us: Subscribe to our email... »

  • 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... »