The ISB Convention is just around the corner!
Diego, Simón García, Gabriele Ragghianti, and I spoke earlier this year about the Galicia Graves Festival. This event took place in February and is a great addition to Spain’s double bass scene.
Ben was a podcast guest earlier this year. We dug into streaming, crowdsourcing, making a living as an independent artist, and many other topics.
Dani Chiva has put together a cool duet in three movements that will be published by Recital Music. Here’s a video of the second movement:
Keep up with Dani on Instagram, and look for these duets soon.
Check out my interview with Recital Music founder David Heyes for insight into what it’s like running your own publishing house!
Ira Gold’s Orchestral Bass Workshop will be returning this August 26-27, and there are still a few spots available! Be sure to register for this valuable opportunity to learn from one of the masters in orchestral bass.
If you haven’t heard my “round 2” interview with Ira, it’s a must-listen–check it out!
Check out Jessica Valls and company at the Austin Bass Workshop! This event takes place June 27-30, 2017 and features pedagogy and group techniques from the legendary George Vance Workshops. The faculty for the event is first-class. Check it out if you can!
¡Viva el Bajo! was a total blast! I had an amazing week with event founder and coordinator George Amorim as well as fellow clinicians Jeff Bradetich, Lloyd Goldstein, Carlos Gaviria, David Dawson, Alex Ritter, Mark Morton, and Jack Unzicker.
I also had the pleasure of hosting ¡Viva el Bajo! LIVE. This unique performance/talk show format worked great. Check it out below (thanks to Alex Ritter for the great GoPro footage!):
Tracy Rowell has joined the ISB Board of Directors as Education Chair. She’ll be helping the ISB to fulfill its mission as an educational organization. You can read the full press release on the ISB’s website.
Alex Schwarz had her bass stolen… and returned! Here’s the story from ABC News.
What to See at ISB
- Sybarite5 will be performing at 5 pm on June 7th – check out this video for a preview of this unique ensemble
- Vassilis Papavassiliou is holding what looks to be a fascinating session on vibrato technique at 11 am on June 7
- I’ll be narrating ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with the UTRGV Bass Quartet at 11 am on June 7th as well!
There are so many events to check out! Whether or not you can make it to the convention, you should definitely check out the free ISB Convention App. I’ll be covering the event all week and will be posting in the app a lot, so be sure to download this to follow along with great event!