• Speak Low – 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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  • 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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