Project 80/90 to Help Bassists in Need

When Gary Met Francois

In 2021, two beloved legends of the double bass will celebrate landmark birthdays. Our ISB founder, educator, and legendary soloist Gary Karr turns 80 years young, and France's world renowned soloist, composer, educator, and visual artist Francois Rabbath turns 90 years young.

Now Gary and Francois are teaming up to raise money for $500 USD grants for bassists who are in need during the COVID-90 pandemic as part of the ISB's Project 80/90. Here's how YOU can help!

Participate in Project 80/90 Fundraisers

Click here to bid in an auction featuring four exceptional bows from the collection of Gary Karr (an antique bow by CE Tubbs, two bows by HR Pfretzschner, and a bow by Renata Gonski).

Bid in Auction

Click here to enter a sweepstakes to win one of ten original paintings by Francois Rabbath.

Enter Sweepstakes

Bassists, Apply for a Project 80/90 Grant

Bassists in need of assistance are invited to apply for a $500 USD grant. ISB membership NOT required. Recipients will be notified on or before October 15, 2020.

Apply for Grant

If you have any questions about the fundraisers or grants, please contact .


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