Bass Player LIVE! is back to bring players, manufacturers, and artists together in an intimate environment for hands-on access to the latest instruments, equipment and instruction on playing technique and application. This year's event will feature two-days of exhibition, live demos and clinics on October 22 and 23 at SIR Studios, and a special evening concert at Key Club on Saturday, October 22 featuring performances by Jack Casady, Larry Graham, James Jamerson tribute band featuring James Jamerson Jr., and Bass Player LIVE! All-Star Jam hosted by Steve Bailey. The exhibition/clinics are for players of all levels, and manufacturer exhibits will showcase current basses and equipment to the bass community at large. All musicians are welcome.
To purchase tickets to the exhibition/clinic or concert, go to this location.
The evening concert will feature a "Lifetime Achievement Award" presentation to funk legend Larry Graham, rock visionary Jack Casady, and posthumously to Motown master James Jamerson. Casady will open the concert with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and multi-instrumentalist Barry Mitterhoff, as ACOUSTIC HOT TUNA, a Jamerson tribute band featuring James Jamerson, Jr. and Pino Palladino will follow, and then Larry Graham will perform with members of his GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION and special guest Marcus Miller; plus an all-star jam with many of the participating musicians to conclude the evening.
"Bass Player LIVE! 2011 has one of the strongest clinic lineups of BPL! talent ever," comments Joe Perry, Group Publisher of Music Player Network. "In addition to Larry Graham, Jack Casady, Steve Bailey, Anthony Jackson, Marcus Miller, Pino Palladino, Andrew Gouche, Rickey Minor, Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala, Jonas Hellborg and many more, there will be a number of special guest appearances not to be missed."
The day exhibition/clinic will take place on both Saturday, October 22 from 10?0 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at SIR Studios, located at 6465 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. The phone number is (323) 462-1112. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, October 22 at Key Club, located at 9039 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069. Doors open at 7 p.m. The phone number is (310) 786-1712.
Special guest appearances and performances throughout the weekend will include:
* Larry Graham (SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION)
* Jack Casady (JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, HOT TUNA)
* Anthony Jackson (Motown Records)
* Rickey Minor ("The Tonight Show" musical director)
* Hadrien Feraud and Janek Gwizdala (fusion phenoms)
* Andrew Gouche (gospel great)
* James Jamerson, Jr. (Motown Records)
* Divinity Roxx (BEYONCE KNOWLES)
* Marcus Miller (MILES DAVIS)
* Pino Palladino (JOHN MAYER TRIO)
* Verdine White (EARTH, WIND & FIRE)
* Darryl Jones (THE ROLLING STONES)
* Robert "Bubby" Lewis (LUPE FIASCO, SNOOP DOG)
* Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Tal Wilkenfeld (JEFF BECK)
* Lee Sklar (JAMES TAYLOR)
* Alphonso Johnson (WEATHER REPORT)
* Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS)
* Norwood Fisher (FISHBONE)
* Doug Pinnick (KING'S X)
* Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky
* Igor Saavedra
* Stu Hamm (Frank Gambale)
* Jonas Hellborg
* Abraham Laboriel
* Brian Bromberg
* Tim Lefebvre
* Adam Nitti