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

Scroll down for the complete schedule.

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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Monday, June 5, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Ranaan Meyer Time for Three 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Domi Edson Domi Edson Trio 2:00 PM
Samuel Zagnit Bass Players for Black Composers: Live at ISB 2:00 PM
Arnold Schnitzer Luthier's Track: The Handy Double Bassists (Co-Presenter: Christian Chesanek) 3:00 PM
Brett Shurtliffe The Solo Works of Edouard Nanny (not the Dragonetti Concerto) 3:00 PM
Ron Merhavi Hidden Treasures 4:00 PM
Sonia Ray Brazilian Music by Qualea Trio 4:00 PM
Nina Bernat Recital 5:00 PM
Jason Henery 2021 ISB Solo Competition Winner Recital 8:00 PM
Vincent Dupont 2021 ISB Jazz Competition Winner Recital 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Douglas Mapp Eve Beglarian: A Murmur in the Trees 10:00 AM
Valentina Ciardelli Recital: Music of Zappa, Puccini and Ciardelli 2:00 PM
Rodrigo Mata Alvarez Sones de la Tierra 2:00 PM
Jesse Mogale Heritage From An African Continent 2:00 PM
Jamie Ousley East Meets West--Jazz & Classical Bass Duet (Co-Presenter: Ryohei Morita) 2:00 PM
Kate Alexandra Putting the Us in Music: Six New Works by Women Composers 3:00 PM
Hilliard Greene Negro Spirituals from the Underground Railroad - When Folksongs Bring Freedom 3:00 PM
Fausto Borem A Panorama of Brazilian Music from the 18th to the 21st Centuries 4:00 PM
Krista Kopper Free Improvisation with Damon Smith 4:00 PM
Mark Morton Mark Morton performs Pilar Aguilar's Paisajes Latinos 1 & 2 4:00 PM
Jessica Valls Broadway Bass Voice 4:00 PM
Shigefumi Tomita Celebrating Bird: A Tribute To Charlie Parker 5:00 PM
Martin Wind Martin Wind's New York Bass Quartet: Air 5:00 PM
Nina DeCesare Headliner Recital 8:00 PM
Marion Hayden Headliner Recital 9:00 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Mariechen Meyer Yellow Wood Forest Trails 11:00 AM
Sam Suggs Sam Suggs - Recital 2:00 PM
Robert Kassinger Jazz Recital with Rob Kassinger 3:00 PM
Tracy Rowell Rabbath, Bach, and Proto 4:00 PM
Louis Levitt Sybarite5: Rite on Time 5:00 PM
Tom Knific Michigan Bass Night 8:00 PM

Friday, June 9, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Jeremy Baguyos ISB Composition Competition Recital 10:00 AM
Christie Echols The Modification of Oneself for bass, vocals, electronics, and multimedia 11:00 AM
Miles Brown Miles Brown's Middle Game 2:00 PM
Desmond Bratton Desmondo Eclectica- Songs Along the Path 3:00 PM
Pascale Delache-Feldman Duo Cello e Basso- Music of the Americas 3:00 PM
Gregg August Dragonetti, I Apologize 4:00 PM
Szymon Marciniak Czech Dream: The Music of Frantisek Hertl 5:00 PM
Victor Wooten Bass Extremes (Co-Presenter: Steve Bailey) 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Susan Hagen For ME? (Co-Presenter: David Heyes) 10:00 AM
Betsy Soukup Betsy Soukup, Begin Again: Songs for bass and voice 11:00 AM
Braun Khan UTB3: The Utah Bass Trio 1:30 PM
Wesley Thompson Young Bassists Concert 2:30 PM
Ali Yazdanfar Sayeh-Roshan, (Chiaroscuro) New Persian Works for Bass and Piano 5:00 PM
Jorge Roeder Jorge Roeder, bass & Julian Lage, guitar 8:00 PM