• 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 concert…

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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 under for the upcom­ing 2015…

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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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  • Fort Collins

    ISB 2015 Submission Guidelines

    Sub­mit a pro­posal to be a pre­sen­ter at the 2015 ISB Con­ven­tion! We are pleased to invite you to sub­mit a pro­posal to present at the 2015 Inter­na­tional Soci­ety of Bassists Con­ven­tion. Your pro­posal may be…

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  • Fort Collins

    Submit Your Proposal For ISB 2015

    The 2015 ISB Con­ven­tion will be held June 2nd-6th in beau­ti­ful Fort Collins, Col­orado, home of our host Col­orado State Uni­ver­sity. We’ll be plan­ning a packed week of work­shops, mas­ter­classes, recitals, lec­tures and exhibits. Our last…

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  • Erik Mosehom

    Erik Moseholm — The Bassist and Jazz Strategist.

    It is prob­a­bly fair to say that since the 1960’s, Copen­hagen has been one of the impor­tant and well-known cities on the jazz world map. Many bassists around the world will also know that the Danish…

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  • DSO

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra appoints Kevin Brown as new principal double bass

    The 27-year-old has been a reg­u­lar guest musi­cian with major orches­tras through­out the US 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…

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