• Barre Phillips

    Happy 80th Birthday Barre Phillips!

    Barre Phillips is one of a group of expatriate American musicians who have left U.S. shores for greener pastures. In the case of Phillips, the expression can be taken literally. His adopted home is a lovely…

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  • david walter

    Results – 2014 ISB/David Walter Composition Competition

    Robert Black, chair of the judges’ panel for the 2014 ISB/David Walter Composition Competition, along with fellow judges Jeffrey Weisner and Szymon Marciniak, announces the winners of the 2014 competition. There were three divisions: solo bass or bass…

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  • U Tennessee

    Teaching Position Open – U of Tennessee

    The University of Tennessee School of Music Notice of Faculty Vacancy POSITION  – Teacher of Double Bass (jazz and classical) RANK AND SALARY       Lecturer, one and one-half year appointment beginning Spring Semester 2015. Salary   and fringe…

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  • Dianne Frazer

    Speak Low – Dianne Frazer

    We hope you join us for the third edition of our Convention Conversations on Speak Low from ISB because today’s conversation is truly fascinating! In this interview we hear a view from the bench, but this…

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  • Charlie Haden

    Charlie Haden

    Jazz great Charlie Haden died today, July 11, 2014, after health struggles due to post-childhood polio syndrome the past few years. Although he no longer performed live, he continued to record and receive honors and accolades….

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  • Egg-Timer Practice Strategies

    Egg-Timer Practice Strategies

    This is the second of a series of blog posts geared for college double bass students. I hope these posts are helpful and lead to some meaningful discussion and community building between students in different music…

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  • Speak Low – Szymon Marciniak

    Speak Low – Szymon Marciniak

    In the second episode of our Convention Conversations, host Kyle Gassiott speaks with ISB Convention Headliner Szymon Marciniak the morning after his virtuosic performance. Marciniak, now a member of the international quartet Bass Monsters, talks about…

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  • Christian McBride

    Christian McBride’s Bow Stolen By TSA

    By David La Rosa, Editor | Jun 24, 2014, 10:06 AM The Jazz Line The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has taken Christian McBride‘s bow. The critically acclaimed jazz bassist was travelling to Saskatoon, Canada for a…

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  • Fort Collins

    ISB 2015 Announces Its Performance Competition (Solo, Jazz, Orchestral, and Young Bassists)

    The International Society of Bassists announces its performance competitions for Solo division (ages 19 to 30) Jazz division (ages 18 to 30) Orchestral division (ages 19 to 30) Age 15 to 18 division Age 14 and…

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  • Leon Bosch

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

    One of a small number of double bassists with an international reputation as a solo performer, the South African (ISB member) virtuoso double bassist Leon Bosch has announced that he will be leaving his position as…

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