PRS Sponsors Bass Player Live 2013

Posted Nov 08, 2013


Bass Player LIVE! boasts two days of clinics, exhibits, and floor/booth demos at SIR Studios on November 9 and 10 with an all-star concert on Saturday November 9 at the legendary Fonda Theatre. Bringing 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 exciting two-day event consists of inspiring clinics and workshops for players of all levels, coupled with manufacturer exhibits to showcase current basses and equipment to the bass community at large. The full itinerary of clinics and list of exhibitors can be found here: The Bass Player LIVE! musician clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, November 10 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend. The stylistically diverse slate of clinics includes Tonight Show/American Idol bassist/musical director Rickey Minor; John Mayer and session bassist Sean Hurley; session legends Jerry Jemmott, Nathan East, “Ready” Freddie Washington and Bob Glaub; jazz heavies Michael Manring, Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala and Adam Nitti; Stevie Wonder bassman Nate Watts; and Prince and Jeff Beck bass lass Rhonda Smith. The Bass Player LIVE! daytime activities at S.I.R. will also feature various artist signings, including David Ellefson’s My Life With Deth book signing at 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 9, directly after his clinic with Frank Bello. The all-star concert and award show, hosted by Jim Norton (comedian/actor/radio host/New York Times best-selling author), will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, and the late American blues musician and songwriter Willie Dixon, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award. The evening will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing Black Sabbath songs as a tribute to Geezer Butler. The performance will culminate with Geezer joining the band for the finale. Doors for The Fonda Theatre concert and award show open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. Musicians participating in the Geezer Butler tribute include Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) on guitar and lead vocals, Charlie Benante (Anthrax) on drums, Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot) and Sebastian Bach on lead vocals, along with guest bassists including: Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jason Newsted (Newsted), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera). Green Day’s Mike Dirnt has also been added to the show as an award presenter. Tickets are on sale now at Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90. Tickets for the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show can also be purchased separately as follows: Day Pass for Saturday OR Sunday - $37.50 Day Pass for Saturday AND Sunday - $52.50 Bass Player LIVE Concert general admission - $42.50 Bass Player LIVE Concert balcony seat - $45 All Inclusive Day Pass for both Saturday and Sunday, plus a general admission concert ticket - $90 Bass Player Magazine Facebook Bass Player Magazine Twitter Bass Player Magazine YouTube