The following is a short excerpt from the E-Bass Line Newsletter from the International Society of Bassists. Receiving this newsletter each month is one of the many benefits for ISB members, including special rates on instrument insurance, the excellent journal Bass World, the paper edition of the Bass Line, and much more! Check out the International Society of Bassists website for more information on joining if you’re not a member–I’ve been a member since I was a teenager, and I highly recommend it for bassist of all ages.
Also, doublebassblog.org will be doing live coverage of next summers ISB convention at Penn State (June 8-13, 2009). That’s only 10 months away, and it will be a real blast, so be sure to join up with the ISB and check out this fabulous event!
ISB past president John Clayton and his brother, saxophonist Jeff Clayton, have launched a new recording project on the Artist Share website. “Brother to Brother” will pay tribute to famous brothers in jazz. To participate in this community commission, go to www.artistshare.com/home/default.aspx and scroll down the menu on the right hand side of the page. You’ll also find another great opportunity to be a part of jazz history. Dan Ouillette’s Artist Share literary project, the authorized Ron Carter biography, is slated for release this fall, but there’s still time to be one of Ron’s many fans that are helping to commission this important book. We encourage ISB members to join both of these bass-focused Artist Share projects!
More information available to ISB members–sign up online today!