ISB Center Stage

ISB Center Stage

ISB Center Stage is an online interview and performance series featuring some of the world's leading players and educators speaking about their careers and a wide variety of topics. Members receive invitations to attend ISB Center Stage events and submit their questions during the event, and can access recordings of past events.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021 —
Gary Karr with Tom Martin and Chris West

It's Getting Together with Gary, the monthly online talk show with our host, the one and only Gary Karr, and you're invited!

On Saturday, December 4 at 3 PM Eastern Time, we'll be celebrating Bottesini's 200th birthday with Gary and his very special guests Tom Martin and Chris West, author of an exciting new biography, The Paganini of the Double Bass: Bottesini in Britain.

This is a free event open to all. Register now, space is limited!

Gary Karr with Tom Martin and Chris West

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Now Available! Saturday, November 13, 2021 —
Susan Hagen, Bruce Gertz, and Claus Freudenstein

Available to non-members until Tuesday, November 30, 2021!


Now Available! Saturday, November 6, 2021 —
Gary Karr 80th Birthday Party

Available to non-members until Tuesday, November 30, 2021!


To listen to and / or view the ISB Center Stage archive, click here to login or join now. If you're not already a member, check out these great interviews and performances that you're missing out on:

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 — Szymon Marciniak and Robert Black
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 — Gary Karr with Olivier Babaz, Peter Lloyd, and Scott Pingel
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 — David McGill and Aaron Olguin
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021 — Gary Karr with Hector Tirado and John DeVore
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 — Pippa Macmillan and Rob Nairn
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021 — Let's Talk About Body & Bass Part 2
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 — Gary Karr and Dr. Randall Kertz
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 — Paul Ellison, John Clayton, and Don Robertson
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 — Linda May Han Oh and Stephan Crump
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 — Valentina Ciardelli and Travis Harrison
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 — DaXun Zhang and Tom Knific
  • Saturday, April 3, 2021 — Getting Together With Gary Karr: User Friendly Basses & Bows
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 — Frank Proto and Tom Knific
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 2021 Virtual ISB Convention Young Bassist Program Preview
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 — Uxia Martinez-Botana and Travis Harrison
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021 — Getting Together with Gary Karr & Joseph Conyers
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 — Bass Players for Black Composers Panel
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 — A Conversation with Nico Abondolo and Tom Knific
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 — Work in Progress: A Conversation with Future Leaders
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021 — Getting Together with Gary Karr & Rufus Reid
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 — Ask A Luthier Panel II
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 — Dave Holland and David Gage
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 — Rick Stotijn and Joel Quarrington
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020 — Trevor Davis, Seth Kimmel, Joey Naeger, Mitch Moehring and Sam Morel
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 — John Patitucci and Steve Bailey
  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 — Bert Turetzky and Mark Dresser
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 — David Allen Moore and Scott Dixon
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 — Paul Kowert and Alex Hanna
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 — Tom Martin and Tim Cobb
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 — Jorge Roeder and Shawn Conley
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 — Chris Kosky and Mimi Jones
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 — Victor Wooten
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 — Lorraine Campet and Xavier Foley
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 — Christian McBride
  • Saturday, September 5, 2020 — Louis Levitt of Sybarite5 & The Weeklies
  • Saturday, August 29, 2020 — The One and Only Gary Karr Returns!
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 — Matt Baker and the String Quintets of George Onslow
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 — Marcos Machado and the Tao of Bass
  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 — Panel: Getting to the Heart of Online Teaching
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 — Legacy of Milt Hinton Panel
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 — An Interview with Phoebe Russell
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020 — An Interview with Joel Quarrington
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 — An Interview with ISB Founder Gary Karr