ISB 2023 Convention Presenters

As a non-profit organization that puts its revenues back to work for its membership, we rely on ISB members to help make the convention a great experience for everyone who attends. We are grateful for the many presenters over the years who have donated their time, travel and talent as a way of giving back to the worldwide bass community.

The ISB Welcomes Our 2023 Headliners

(Artists subject to change)

Bass Extremes (Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten)
Nina DeCesare
Vincent Dupont, 2021 ISB Jazz Competition winner
Marion Hayden
Jason Henery, 2021 ISB Solo Competition winner
The Julian Lage Trio, featuring Jorge Roeder
Michigan Bass Evening
Time for Three, featuring Ranaan Meyer

The following is a tentative list of convention presenters, subject to change. Click on a Presentation Title to see more information about the presenter and their presentation.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Brian Casey Bass in the Big Easy: A Survey of Oral Histories from Influential New Orleans Bassists of the Early 20th Century 12:00 AM
Han-Jui Chen Compositional innovations and Performing strategies of composers of Chinese heritage 12:00 AM
Christie Echols Double Bass and Ableton Live - Techniques for live electronic Improvisation 12:00 AM
George Fahlund The Bass-ics: Talking to non bassists about how to teach bass in a classroom setting. 12:00 AM
Kris Monson The Role of the Bass in Bossa Nova 12:00 AM
Garry Wasserman American Bass Makers, An Update 12:00 AM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Michael Fanelli Fundamentals of Paul Rolland’s Double Bass Pedagogy (co-presenter with Renata Caceres) 12:00 AM
Randall Kertz Injury Prevention for the Educator: Things Your Students (and you) Need to Know 12:00 AM
Shanti Nachtergaele The Early History of the Double Bassist 12:00 AM
Codi Takacs The Walkable Bass 12:00 AM

Friday, June 9, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Carlo De Rosa The Early Development of Afro-Latin Jazz Bass through the work of Israel 12:00 AM
Carlos Gaviria To B sharp or not to B sharp: Strategies and Techniques to Improve Intonation in Young Bassists 12:00 AM
Robert Sabin Andy Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band – Traditions and Revelations 12:00 AM
Hans Sturm 75 Years on 4 Strings: The Life and Music of François Rabbath 12:00 AM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Ed Mingo Double Bass String Construction 12:00 AM
Name Presentation Title Time
Jeremy Baguyos The T-shaped Professional: Teaching the
David Baker Early Jazz to Country Swing: How to Teach Yourself Slap Technique on Upright Bass
Andi Beckendorf Stick To It: Strategies for Practicing Developing Bow Holds
John Schimek How to Successfully Audition for College
Renata Soares Caceres Fundamentals of Paul Rolland’s Double Bass Pedagogy