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Draylen Mason dies in package bomb explosion

Draylen Mason dies in package bomb explosion

Tragic news about 17-year-old double bassist Draylen Mason: 17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed – following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States. An honour roll bass student at the East Austin...

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The Strad Partners: LA Phil Resident Fellows

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...

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A look back at Bass Player LIVE! 2017

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...

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BASS2018 Lucca Solo Competition Open

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...

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Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Repertoire

Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Repertoire

Volume 9 of the Online Journal of Bass Research presents "Koussevitzky's Double Bass Repertoire: A Reassessment" by Andrew Kohn. Dr. Kohn's research presents an overview and examination of Serge Koussevitzky's double bass repertoire. The study includes works that...

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