ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Chris Fitzgerald

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Name: Chris Fitzgerald
Presentation Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Lecture 1
Presentation Title: Bachrilege: Using pizzicato arrangements of cello suite movements as technical etudes for jazz bassists
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Musical Style: Jazz

Chris Fitzgerald is an associate professor of jazz bass and music theory at the University of Louisville, and has also served as a member of the faculty of the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops for the past 21 years. In addition to performing as a long time member of local ensembles such as the Harry Pickens Trio and Liberation Prophecy, he has also performed and recorded with a long list of luminaries in the jazz field and beyond, including Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Donny McCaslin, Jean-Michel Pilc, and Norah Jones. As a clinician, Chris has presided over hundreds of masterclasses not only in the midwest, but also nationally and internationally. He has published over twenty articles on double bass-related topics as a staff writer for Bass Gear Magazine, and for the past ten years has also served as a forum administrator at, the world's largest online bass discussion forum.

Chris' current educational passion is his online Jazz Bass Technique Series, a collection of extensive double bass and jazz tutorial videos published as a form of worldwide educational outreach. The series includes collaborations with notable bassists in the field including Rufus Reid, Lynn Seaton, and John Goldsby.

Program (if available): Not Provided