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

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Headliner concerts at Michigan Theater unless noted otherwise.

(Artists subject to change)

Time for Three Photo

Time for Three, featuring Ranaan Meyer

Monday, June 5 at 8 PM
Jason Henery Photo

Jason Henery, 2021 ISB Solo Competition Winner

Tuesday, June 6 at 8 PM
Vince Dupont Photo

Vincent Dupont, 2021 ISB Jazz Competition Winner

Tuesday, June 6 at 9 PM

Nina DeCesare Photo

Nina DeCesare

Wednesday, June 7 at 8 PM
Marion Hayden Photo

Marion Hayden

Wednesday, June 7 at 9 PM
Michigan Bass Evening Photo

Michigan Bass Evening

Thursday, June 8 at 8 PM

Bass Extremes Photo

Bass Extremes (Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten)

Friday, June 9 at 8 PM
Ali Yazdanfar Photo

Ali Yazdanfar

Saturday, June 10 at 5 PM
Recital On Campus
Julian Lage and Jorge Roeder Photo

Julian Lage (guitar) & Jorge Roeder (bass)

Saturday, June 10 at 8 PM

Full Schedule

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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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
John Hamil Weird, Wacky, and Potentially Dangerous— Creativity at the fore front of young bassists instruction. 10:00 AM
Crystal Rebone Bass Trio in the Jazz World: How to Improvise and Arrange for a Jazz Bass Trio and Voice 10:00 AM
Hagai Bilitzky Arabic Music and the Bass - HD fingerboard 11:00 AM
Alexander Hanna Orchestra Masterclass 11:00 AM
Shawn Alger Domenico Dragonetti and the Eb Sextet of Cipriani Potter 3:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Melissa Straus Bass as an Instrument of Healing: Exploring the double bass in the healing arts (Co-Presenter: Lloyd Goldstein) 10:00 AM
Yung-chiao Wei Uncover Effortless Ways of Playing the Double Bass Beethoven Project 10:00 AM
Maggie Urquhart Rediscovering a distant sound world; a presentation on two violones 2:00 PM
Robert Hurst Up Close with Robert Hurst 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Stephan Crump Stephan Crump - solo from tunes to the moon - performance and workshop on improvisation and feel 2:00 PM
Mark Dresser Bass Forward: Adaptations, Extensions, Augmentations 2:00 PM
Lloyd Goldstein Music, Life and Death: Music and Reflections on Fifteen Years as a Certified Music Practitioner 3:00 PM
Omar Martinez-Sandoval The Mexican double bass catalog 3:00 PM

Friday, June 9, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Paul Robinson Practicing with Efficiency: Making the Most of Revised Etudes 9:00 AM
Kate Jones Group Class for Every Bass Studio 11:00 AM
Alexandre Ritter Lecture Recital - Sconcerto by Armando Trovajoli 2:00 PM
Edward Shillitoe Luthier's Track: Bass Bows for Historically-Informed Performances 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Scott Dixon Rational Tonality: Drones for Better Ensemble Intonation 1:30 PM
Claus Freudenstein Claus Freudenstein & Friends present 1:30 PM