February is Membership Month for the International Society of Bassists! Our 2014 membership drive honorary co-chairs Dave Holland, jazz bassist extraordinaire, and DaXun Zhang, professor of double bass at the University of Texas in Austin 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.

CHOOSE A THANK-YOU GIFT! Beginning now and through the end of February, when you join, renew or extend your membership online or by downloading an application and mailing it in postmarked by February 28th, you can choose one of these great gifts donated by ISB members. Once you’ve joined, renewed or extended your membership either online or via regular mail, all you have to do to claim your gift is send an email to with your name, mailing address, and the first, second and third choices of the thank you gift you’d like to have. Quantities are limited, don’t delay!    

  • A copy of Dear Madeleine, featuring music and spoken word from 19 ISB all-stars, including Gary Karr, Ron Carter, Edgar Meyer, John Clayton and many more of your favorites!
  • Deep Tones for Peace, a 2009 gathering of 13 bassists playing for peace from locations around the world, featuring Rufus Reid, Henry Grimes, Mark Dresser, Thierry Barbe and others
  • Turn Out the Stars, the Martin Wind Quartet performs music written or inspired by Bill Evans
  • Scott LaFaro Memorial Poster, honoring the memory of the groundbreaking jazz bassist
  • 2013 ISB convention Big Bass Bash T-Shirt (specify size L or XL)

Thanks to Thierry Barbé for his video.  Want to know more about him?  Click here!