Ben Allison Crowdsourcing New Album
- Ben on Contrabass Conversations this week http://contrabassconversations.com/benallison
- Ben’s website: http://benallison.com
- pre-order new album at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/benallison
- pledge ends December 28th, so pledge now!
Adam Booker Gear Reviews
- University of Minnesota Duluth has started to review gear on YouTube, and the reaction has been tremendous
- he got hundreds of views on his review for his first review
Lauren Pierce New Thumb Position Course
- course is on Geoff Chalmers’ newly revamped discoverdoublebass.com site
- New course: http://www.doublebasscourses.com/p/double-bass-thumb-position
- Lauren has been a guest on Entrepreneur Week
- I had Lauren and Geoff on the podcast almost a year ago
Alex Ritter hosts Double Bass Festival at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
- he’s doing great things for the double bass in Brazil
- check out these photos and hear a bit of his performance of Sconcerto by Trovajoli
- link to Trovajoli:
P. Kellach Waddle’s 5th String Quartet (including bass) “A Vonnegut Quintet” nominated as a semifinalist for the American Prize in Chamber Music
University of Michigan School of Music Bass Faculty Position
- Faculty position for teacher of double bass
- link for more information
Congratulations to the Forth Worth Symphony Bassists
- the strike is over!
- congrats to:
- William Clay, Principal
- Paul Unger, Assistant Principal
- Jeffrey Hall
- Julie Vinsant
- Thanks to Mitch Moehring for the idea
- Derek Jones
- Jerry Ramos
- Michael Gam
- Valentina Ciardelli
- Bob Nieske
- Win Hinkle
Recent Podcast Guests
- Dave Swift – http://contrabassconversations.com/daveswift
- Scott Devine – http://contrabassconversations.com/scottdevine
- all-music show
- another “radio hour”
- Ben Allison
- Bill Merchant
- Caleb Quillen
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