International Society of Bassists July 2014 E-Bass Line Newsletter

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July 2014

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It’s back to school time, and that means back to bass-ics! Check out Walking Bassics by Ed Fuqua from Sher Music, 22 Contemporary Melodic Studies for Electric Bass by Bruce Gertz, Mr. Karr, Would You Teach Me How To Drive a Double Bass? by Michael Klinghoffer, The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine, and Joseph Prunner Progressive Studies for the  Double Bass, Vol 1 and Vol 2.

There’s lots more for bassful browsing, including the Gary Karr Store and the ISB tribute album Dear Madeleine.

5th World Bass Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

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The festival, Irena Olkiewicz, director, takes place August 16th-21st, 2014 with concerts, a competition, master classes, lectures, double bass orchestra and exhibition, friends and fun! The Polish Society of Double Bassists is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Presenters include Klaus Trumpf’s Bassiona Amorosa, Adam Bogacki, Michael Cameron, Adam Cegielski, Kazimierz Cyna, Jeffry Eckels, Grzegorz Frankowski, Jelenia Gora, Boguslaw Furtok, Miloslav Gajdos, Andrzej Jekielek, Miloslav Jelinek, Eric Hansen, Kristin Korb, David Murray, Burak Karaagac,  Irena Olkiewicz, Robert Piekos, Gerard Przybyla, John Schimek,Waldemar Tamowski, Marcin Wilinski,and Czeslaw Zabek. For more information click here! 

Bass2014 featuring ISB members in Almere 

The European Bass Convention is meeting in Almere, NL August 23-29 for a week of concerts, workshops, competitions and masterclasses.  ISB members featured include Alberto Bocini, Barry Green, Christine Hoock, Kristin Korb, Dan Styffe, Thierry Barbé, Bret Simner, David Murray, Rob Nairn and many more.  Check out their website for more information.

ISB Members in the News:

Christian McBride’s Bow is STILL Missing:  Thanks to TSA

The crit­i­cally acclaimed jazz bassist was trav­el­ling to Saska­toon, Canada for a con­cert when, upon arrival, he found that the bow he packed away with his bass was miss­ing. After tak­ing steps to con­firm the TSA was actu­ally behind   [read more]

College Corner

Have you ever practiced with an egg timer?  It might be time to consider some new strategies for success.  Nicholas Walker has some great ideas for all of us.

Speak Low – The offi­cial pod­cast of the ISB

Kyle Gassiot features Szymon Marciniak this month in his interviews about music.

ISB Member Events:  

We’ve still got another great month ahead of us with wonderful festivals, camps and conventions.  Where will you be next month?

Click on the calendar to see our full listings and add your own event! If you haven’t made your summer plans yet, there is a lot to do this summer in the world of bass!


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