ISB MEMBERS & BASSES IN THE NEWS:
Scott Pingel Joins University of Michigan Faculty
With Diana Gannett retiring, U of M had some hard shoes to fill. Big congrats go out to Scott on his new appointment!
Jeff Beecher’s Giovanni Battista Rogeri Bass
Jeffrey Beecher is 32, and was born outside New York. The magnificent instrument he hauls on stage each week as principal double bassist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is approximately…
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Karr-Koussevitsky Bass on Tour
Our beloved Karr-Koussevitsky bass is on the road right now, currently hanging out with Principal Bass Ian Whitman and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada).
Scott LaFaro’s Bass Returns to the Village Vanguard
ISB member Phil Palombi will be playing Scott LaFaro’s bass with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on two nights in May at the fabled Village Vanguard (May 11). The instrument’s return marks 54 years since the legendary…
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CALLOUT FOR RESEARCH ASSISTANCE: Australian bassist and ISB member Greg Gottlieb is undertaking Masters research into the life and music of jazz legend Earl May, who (like Greg) played a right-handed bass left-handed. Greg will be attending this June’s ISB Convention and is putting out a call for interviews with friends/colleagues of Earl, left-handed musicians, bass makers and Alexander Technique practitioners. Find out more