ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Tom Knific

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Name: Tom Knific
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Michigan Theatre
Presentation Title: Michigan Bass Night
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Recital

night is Michigan Bass Night at the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann
Arbor. Diana Gannett, ISB Past President and University of Michigan
Professor Emerita of Bass, will kick off the evening with a keynote address, “The
ISB and Me.” Diana will be joined on the stage for performances by Philip Alejo,
Wendall Rosa, Ron Merhavi
and Jacob Warren. University of Michigan
Professor of Bass Nicholas Walker will perform his Sonata for Double
Bass & Piano
with pianist Nick Weiser. Michigan Bass Night host Tom
and Carlo De Rosa will perform together and as the Carlo De
Rosa Trio and Tom Knific Trio/Quartet, featuring Michael Kocour, piano, Dane
Richeson, drums, and Renata Artman Knific, violin. A bass octet will
perform Home Bass by Tom Knific with Diana Gannett, Nicholas Walker,
Jacob Warren, Tom Knific, Marion Hayden, Carlo De Rosa, Jonathan Reed
and Derek Weller. Then Detroit’s own Ralphe Armstrong, the pioneering
jazz fusion fretless bassist, will take the stage for a rendition of Marvin
Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On? Finally, no tribute to the bass in Michigan would be
complete without a tribute to Motown legend James Jamerson. His daughter
Annie Jamerson will join us to remember her father’s career, and a bass
choir will close out the evening with one of the songs he famously anchored,
“My Girl,” arranged by ISB Past President John Kennedy and performed by
John, Jacob Warren, Jonathan Reed, Diana Gannett, Nicholas Walker, Larry
, Derek Weller, Kurt Melendy, Tom Knific, Marion Hayden,
Carlo De Rosa and Ralphe Armstrong.

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