Bass Player LIVE!

Bass Player LIVE! 2017 Returns to Hollywood

Bass Player LIVE! 2017, the yearly event for bass players, returns to Los Angeles Nov. 4 – 5. The event will take place at SIR Studios, located at 6465 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, and will offer attendees two days of drool-worthy exhibits by top gear manufacturers; clinics by world-class bassists; Lifetime Achievement Awards presentations; a Star-studded Concert featuring this year’s award recipients; and an All-Star Jam to close out the event.

The Bass Player LIVE! Educational clinics, exhibits, and awards presentation/All-Star Concert at SIR Studios in Hollywood will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale September 15 at Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Highlights of this much-anticipated bass bash include:

  • Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, followed by a performance featuring Flea’s friends at the All-Star Concert on November 4
  • Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to session legend and James Taylor bassist Jimmy Johnson, followed by a performance with his band at the All-Star Concert, and a live clinic interview on Nov. 5
  • Posthumous Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award for R&B icon and Booker T. & the MGs bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Expanded clinic room seating, more than 20 artists’ signings, live music from the SIR Main Stage, gear giveaways, full beverage service and gourmet food truck
  • The return of the All-Star Jam on Sunday Nov. 5, taking place on the SIR main stage
  • Clinics featuring Bunny Brunel (with Armand Sabal-Lecco and Hadrien Feraud); Oskar Cartaya; Andrew Gouche; Robert DeLeo; dUg Pinnick; Steve Bailey; Bob Glaub; New York City-based Reggie Young; Bonnie Raitt bassist Hutch Hutchinson; Nashville session bass great Dave Pomeroy; and Chuck Rainey
  • Appearances by: Juan Alderete, Norwood Fisher, Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Bakithi Kumalo, Alphonso Johnson, Jonathan Hischke, Nate Watts, Ben Kenney, Bobby Vega, Jerry Jemmott, Phil Chen, Hagar Ben-Ari, Jimmy Earl, Scott Reeder, John B. Williams, and many more
Bass Player magazine’s top manufacturer partners will once again offer attendees the opportunity to try out all the latest gear at the largest bass-exclusive gear show in the U.S.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 15 at Single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics, exhibits and All-Star Concert are available. Day pass purchasers will also receive a complementary subscription to Bass Player magazine.