Author: Jason Heath

Esperanza Spalding’s 77 hour Facebook Live session

Esperanza Spalding is in the midst of a 77 hour marathon recording session for her new album Exposure. Additionally, she is streaming the entire session live on Facebook! This is a first for any major recording artist and is a fascinating glimpse into the creative process.  Follow along with this cool new endeavor on her Facebook page, and a hearty congratulations to her for this cool new...

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ISB Announces Semi-Finalists: 15-18 Division

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the eleven semi-finalists for the age 15-18 division of the 2017 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order: Nicholas Arredondo, United States Ya-Hsuan Chen, Taiwan Junbin Hwang, Korea Tuncay Iptes, Turkey Xuanchi Li, China Jiajun Liu, China Leopold Rucker, Germany Ella Sharpe, United States William Swett, United States Ching-Ju Yu, Taiwan Manyi Zhang, China Ketan Curtis, United Kingdom, is first alternate, and Diego Garza-Romero, United States is second alternate. The judges panel for the 2017 Age 15-18 Division of the ISB Double Bass Competition is: Leon Bosch, Chair,...

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Tango Workshop from 2013

One of our most popular post-convention videos came from the workshop presented by Juan Pablo Narvarro.  The workshop was called The Tango – A Secret Code. If you’d like to learn more about the tango, this will give you a good start. If you have questions, know that Juan will be at ISB 2017.  Ask him in person. Juan Pablo Navarro: The Tango – A Secret Code This workshop, presented at the 2013 ISB Convention, is about the unwritten music for bass in Tango and how to play it through analysis, variation and creation of technical skills  and expressive resources...

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Body & Bass at ISB2017

During the regular year, ISB gives you monthly video updates from our Body & Bass curator, Dr. Randy Kertz. Now, at ISB 2017, you get a chance to get more in-depth with the relationship between our bodies, injuries, self-care, and our basses: Tuesday Linda Grace | Structure/Function Issues of the Arm and Thumb in Bass Playing | 11:00 am in Broido Forest Greenough | The Bassist’s Guide to Comprehensive Shoulder Health: Anatomy, Injury Prevention, and Maintenance | 4:00 pm in Broido Wednesday LLoyd Goldstein | Arts In Medicine: Overview Of A Model Program In a Major Cancer Institute And Solo Bass As A Therapeutic Music Intervention |...

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