BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2014
ANNOUNCES ARTIST ADDITIONS INCLUDING
SHAVO ODADJIAN FROM SYSTEM OF A DOWN,
RUDY SARZO, AND RHONDA SMITH
Bass Player LIVE! has announced additional clinicians for the November 8 and 9, 2014 event that includes two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios in Los Angeles. System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult), and Rhonda Smith (Prince, Jeff Beck) have joined the roster for the seventh Bass Player LIVE!.
Saturday evening will be highlighted by a special session from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM featuring the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops and the Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel.
During the evening, Henrik will perform with Tribal Tech’s bassist Gary Willis, keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Kirk Covington. In addition, Abraham will perform with his group Open Hands, also featuring keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario and drummer Bill Maxwell. Additional special performances and jams will be announced in the coming weeks.
The wide-ranging clinics for bassists of all styles and skill levels also include the Bass Player LIVE! debuts of Gary Willis and Chuck Rainey, TV’s “Face of Bass” Rickey Minor, prog/metal hero dUg Pinnick, a bass education roundtable led by Steve Bailey, a bass set-up panel clinic that includes master luthiers Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias, and more.
The Bass Player LIVE! schedule of daytime clinics is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, November 8
Room A: Rhonda Smith (sponsored by PRS)
Room B: Wojtek Pilichowski
Room A: Steve Bailey Education Panel with Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Watts, Norm Stockton, Janek Gwizdala and Roy Vogt
Room B: Oskar Cartaya Latin Bass Roundtable with Carlitos DelPuerto and John Pena
Room A: Abraham Laboriel, Bakithi Kumalo and Hutch Hutchinson (sponsored by Kala)
Room B: Legends of New York Bass: Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott
Room A: Henrik Linder
Room B: TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt, Jimmy Earl and John B. Williams
Room B: Shavo Odadjian (sponsored by Ashdown)
Sunday, November 9
Room A: dUg Pinnick
Room B: Bass Set-Up Panel with Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias
Room A: Rickey Minor
Room B: Rudy Sarzo and Brian Bromberg
Room A: Gary Willis (sponsored by Ibanez)
Room B: Multi-String Metal Mash-Up with Jeff Hughell and Nick Schendzielos
Room A: Tim Lefebvre
Room B: Nik West
Also slated to appear are: Tal Wilkenfeld (solo artist, Jeff Beck), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone, Mickey Hart), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jon Reshard (solo artist, Greg Howe), Kaveh Rastegar (Kneebody, John Legend), Lee Sklar (session legend, Phil Collins), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Paul D’Amour (Lesser Key, Tool), Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck), Ready Freddy Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fiasco), Sean Hurley (L.A. session ace, John Mayer), Steve Jenkins (solo artist, Vernon Reid), and Vince Dennis (Ice T’s Body Count).
Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive2014.eventbrite.com/. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits are available and priced as follows:
•S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
•S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees
•SUNDAY ONLY SPECIAL: Kids 13 and under get in FREE with each adult ticket purchase. (Limit one child per adult ticket)
Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.
The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-8:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.
Among the participating manufacturers at Bass Player LIVE! 2014 are Warwick, Aguilar, Sadowsky Guitars, Tech 21, Kala, Ashdown, D’Addario, Ampeg, Paul Reed Smith, Dunlop, Eden, GHS, Ibanez, Lakin Basses, N.S Design, Spector, TC Electronic, EBS, Carvin, and Mayones Basses.
Previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.
Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers.
About Abraham Laboriel
One of the most recorded and revered studio musicians in pop music history, Bass Player LIVE! Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Abraham Laboriel is also an innovator who has brought new techniques and global grooves to the bass lexicon via the thousands of albums he has played on. His wide-ranging credits run the gamut from Quincy Jones, George Benson, Miles Davis and Paul Simon to Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton.
About Henrik Linder
Bass Player LIVE! Young Gun Award-winner Henrik Linder was a student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm when Dirty Loops first rose to prominence as accidental internet sensations with their fusion covers of pop megahits, starting with Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” What’s happened since is no accident, as Dirty Loops’ debut Loopified (Verve) showcases a trio as adept at creating inventive, infectious pop originals as creatively reimagining global hits. Linder’s virtuoso slap, pluck and chordal style on 5- and 6-string bass is both anchor and color for the Swedish group’s unique sound.
About Bass Player Magazine:
Owned by NewBay Media, Bass Player Magazine is the deepest source of inspiration, information, and instruction for players seeking mastery of the low end. In print, online, and in person at Bass Player LIVE!, Bass Player is at the core of a dynamic and diverse musicians’ community. After more than two decades of delivering spot-on artist interviews, product reviews, and music transcriptions, Bass Player influences the musical growth and gear choices of more bassists than any other competing media network.
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