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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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/TBD Bottesini w/Muti? 11:00 AM
Shawn Alger Domenico Dragonetti and the Eb Sextet of Cipriani Potter 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Olivier Holland The Personalization of Technique for the Left Hand on Jazz Bass 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
Mariechen Meyer Contemporary Double Bass Techniques: An Advanced Technical Approach 3:00 PM
Melissa Straus Bass as an Instrument of Healing: Exploring the double bass in the healing arts 3:00 PM
Joseph Straker Double Bass Audition Excerpts and Pieces 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Mark Dresser Bass Forward: Adaptations, Extensions, Augmentations 9:00 AM
Stephan Crump Stephan Crump - solo from tunes to the moon - performance and workshop on improvisation and feel 3:00 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
Alexandre Ritter Lecture Recital 2:00 PM
Edward Shillitoe Historic bass bows 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Jack Unzicker Something Old, Something New: 17th-18th C. Double Bass 11:00 AM
Claus Freudenstein Claus Freudenstein & Friends present 1:30 PM
Name Presentation Title Time
Kate Jones Group Class for Every Bass Studio