International Society of Bassists June 2014 E-Bass Line Newsletter

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June 2014

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Check out new CD offerings at the ISB Online Store by jazz legend Eddie Gomez: The Art of Music, Art of the Heart, and Jazz Fiddler on the Roof.

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

This guy was known as a jazz strategist.

Read about him here.

You’ll either be inspired, or you’ll want to burn your bass….

 Dominik Wag­ner, then 16 years of age, play­ing the third move­ment of Vahnal’s Con­certo. Check it out!


5th World Bass Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

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The festival, Irena Olkiewicz, director, takes place August 6th-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 Adam Bogacki, Adam Cegielski, Kazimierz Cyna, Jelenia Gora, Boguslaw Furtok, Miloslav Gajdos, Andrzej Jekielek, Miloslav Jelinek, Eric Hansen, David Murray, Burak Karaagac,  Irena Olkiewicz, Robert Piekos, Gerard Przybyla, John Schimek,Waldemar Tamowski, Marcin Wilinski,and Czeslaw Zabek. For more information click here! 

ISB Members in the News:

Leon Bosch Retires from Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Increas­ingly in demand as soloist and cham­ber musi­cian, Mr Bosch is retir­ing from reg­u­lar orches­tral play­ing to pur­sue his own var­ied artis­tic projects and add to his sub­stan­tial body of record­ings of orig­i­nal music for dou­ble bass…. [read more]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra appoints Kevin Brown as new principal double bass


The Detroit Sym­phony Orches­tra has appointed Kevin Brown as its new prin­ci­pal dou­ble bass from the 2014-15 sea­son. The 27-year-old from Min­nesota grad­u­ated from Rice Uni­ver­sity in 2013 and…
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Bass2014 Jazz Competition Closes June 30

If you were thinking about competing in the Netherlands this August, your deadline is nearing.   [Get your details here.]

In The Workshop


Bruce Gertz finishes his improvisation series this month with his thoughts on “What is Improvisation in Music?” 

Speak Low – The offi­cial pod­cast of the ISB

Kristin Korb  

ISB member Kyle Gassiot did a series of wonderful interviews last year during ISB 2013.  We’re now releasing the monthly series to get you excited for the next convention starting with our current ISB president, Kristin Korb


ISB Member Events:  


This summer is full of festivals, camps and workshops.  Which ones will you attend? 


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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