Author: Jason Heath

The Strad Partners: LA Phil Resident Fellows

“This initiative is going to help usher extraordinarily talented musicians through doors that used to be closed to them.” John Lofton, LA Phil’s Bass Trombonist and LA Phil Resident Fellows Orchestra Chair Become an LA Phil Resident Fellow and make history as the LA Phil launches a centerpiece initiative of its Centennial. The fellowship invests in the highest-level emerging professional musicians and is designed to increase diversity within American orchestras. Up to five LA Phil Resident Fellows will have the opportunity to: Benefit from formal career development, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities Perform at orchestral, chamber music, new music,...

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Lawrence Angel – in memory

Lawrence Angell died peacefully on December 3, 2017 following a lengthy illness. A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Larry studied double bass at the Interlochen Center for the Arts with Oscar Zimmerman. Following his service with the 7th Infantry Division Band and Jazz Bands during the Korean War, he continued his studies with Zimmerman at the Eastman School of Music, earning bachelor and master of music degrees, as well as the Special Performer’s Certificate. While still a student, he performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Erich Leinsdorf conducting, and soon after was appointed to the Cleveland Orchestra by George Szell in...

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BASS2018 LUCCA – Exhibitor Early Bird | Grant Basses

Deadline for an Early Bird (20% off) for Exhibitors Bronze, Silver and Gold is on Monday Dec. 4th. An unfinished submission sent before the deadline will also count as an Early Bird. Go to website / exhibitor, read more, try the Calculator and submit the formula, Click! As Gold, Platinum and Diamond you have the opportunity to offer your bass in our Grant Basses 2018-2020. Read more about the Conditions 2018 or the three Grant Basses facebook posts 2016synchronizing with our website, Click! Upcoming Newsletter Topics • Hotels in Lucca w/ a reduction • Orchestra Experience Awards, open •...

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A look back at Bass Player LIVE! 2017

I had the chance to check out Bass Player LIVE! this month in Hollywood and had a total blast.  This was my first time attending this annual event from bassplayer.com, and I was blown away by the positive vibes surrounding the event. Hanging out with @bradetich_foundation Executive Director and @lemurmusic rep Tammy Jo at #bassplayerlive2017 from @bassplayermag ?? A post shared by Jason Heath (@jason__heath) on Nov 15, 2017 at 8:30am PST Great Vibes As a person who spends 99% of his time playing double bass, I’m always nervous about attending electric bass-focused events.  I’m worried that I’ll be stuck...

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BASS2018 Lucca Solo Competition Open

The solo Competition is open to all double bassists from all ethnicities and nationalities with an age limit of 32. It is held in conjunction with the BASSEUROPE biennial congress. Applicants are required to submit audio links. After preliminary audio listening a number of applicants are invited to the Semi Final Round. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2018 Competition days: Aug. 1-3, 2018 Go to BASS2018 LUCCA, press Join in the menu, submit Attendees and find Solo Competition. Read the conditions and fill in the formula. Dorin Marc – Head of Jury Thierry Barbé – Contact/Organizer solo@2018.basscongress.eu We hope to...

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