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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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ISB 2015 Convention
ISB 2015 Convention
Fort Collins, Colorado

Make plans now to join us June 1-6, 2015.

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10/6/2014 - 10/25/2014 
Short Brazilian Tour - Ritter - Frazão
10/24/2014 - 10/27/2014 
Bavarian Bassdays
Mühldorf a. Inn, Bavaria, Germany
Double Bass Recital - Hommage to Italina Music
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Eire, Meyer, and Bar Talk
Buffalo, NY

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