International Society of Bassists
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The ISB was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass. The ISB is a forum for communication among bassists throughout the world and across a wide variety of musical styles. Members receive our journal, Bass World, three times per year and the "Bass Line" newsletter twice yearly. Every two years the ISB holds an international convention and double bass competition, a composition contest, and now, a makers competition. If you love the double bass, become a member of the International Society of Bassists today!

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Juan Pablo Navarro Album Release
Buenos Aires,Argentina, Buenos Aires Argentina
Bluegrass Bass Playing: A Detailed 4-Step Approach
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
6/8/2015 - 6/12/2015 
28th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes
Denton, Texas, United States
6/10/2015 - 6/12/2015 
15th Annual Beginner and Intermediate Bass Camp
Denton, Texas

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Mark your calendars for the ISB 2015 Convention, June 1-6, 2015,
at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.