There’s a dedicated website that has been launched specifically for the ISB Conventions, and it looks great!  They’ve got a blog, videos, competition information, important dates, and much more.  It’s really an excellent resource and, even if you aren’t planning on going to the convention, is well worth checking out… […]

ISB Convention 2013 New Website

February is Membership Month for the International Society of Bassists! Our 2011 membership drive honorary co-chairs John Clayton and Paul Ellison invite you and your colleagues and students to become part of the ISB family, plus we have some special gifts for new and renewing members. Beginning now and through […]

From the International Society of Bassists E-Newsletter: 2010 Grammy nominations included a number of ISB members: Among the nominees are: · Best Jazz Instrumental Album – The New Song and Dance, The Clayton Brothers (and John Clayton’s pianist son Gerald is also nominated for Best Instrumental Composition, Battle Circle, from […]

ISB members featured in 2010 Grammy Nominations

In the previous post on chamber music, I wrote about the wealth of chamber music with bass that exists and that rarely gets performed. For those of you who still haven't visited the link, I'd urge you to check out Paul Nemith's site for proof. But digging up lesser-known repertoire is only part of the “solution” for bassists who want to devote more time to small group chamber/collaborative music projects. Another important option is to arrange existing music for an ensemble that includes bass.

Chamber Music and the Bassist, Part II: Thoughts on Arranging ...