Registration & Exhibits

Saturday October 20th: 10am - 6:00pm
Sunday October 21st: 10am - 4:00pm

Clinic Schedule

Saturday, October 20th

Clinic Room A: Alphonso Johnson
Clinic Room B: Marco Mendoza
Clinic Room A: Rickey Minor
Clinic Room B: Abraham Laboriel and Bakithi Kumalo
Clinic Room A: Marketing In The Social Media Age: with Janek Gwizdala, Juan Alderete & Damian Erskine
Clinic Room B: Nathan East
Clinic Room A: Aston “Family Man” Barrett
Clinic Room B: Jerry Watts with the John Daversa Big Band

Sunday, October 21st

Clinic Room A: David Ellefson & Frank Bello
Clinic Room B: Bobby Vega
Clinic Room A: Tribute to Bob Babbitt & Duck Dunn: with Phil Chen and Nate Watts
Clinic Room B: John Taylor
Clinic Room A: Jaco Pastorius: The Film, The Bass, The Music, The Man: with Robert Trujillo, Johnny Pastorius and Steve Bailey
Clinic Room B: Damian Erskine
Clinic Room A: Chris Squire
Clinic Room B: Hadrien Feraud
 Musician's Institute Clinic Room
Saturday, October 20th
11:00am - 12pm: Bassists, Record Thyself Jessie Stern
1:00pm - 2:00pm: MI's Young Stars of the Future Musician's Institute Students
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Live Performance Workshop, MI Style Maurice Verloop
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Upright & Acoustic Basses for Electric Bass Players Justin Apergis
MI BPL12 Bass Charts Button 
Musician's Institute Clinic Room 
 Sunday, October 21st

10:30am - 11:30am:
Networking in LA to Get and Keep Gigs Derek Frank
12:00pm - 1:00pm: A Walk with Putter
Putter Smith
1:30pm - 2:30pm:  Bass & Vocals
Mike Mennel
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Hamm on Tap
Stuart Hamm
MI BPL12 Bass Charts Button 
 Warwick Room Schedule
Saturday, October 20th
10:00am: Andy Irvine Amps and Bass Product Demos
11:30am: Jeff Hughell Solo 7-string Tapping
12:00pm: Artist Gathering and Meet and Greet
1:45-2:15pm: Steve Bailey, Lee Sklar and Alphonso Johnson Performance/Q&A
4:00pm: Artist Gathering and Meet and Greet
5:00pm: Divinity Roxx
Warwick Room Schedule
Sunday, October 21st
10:00am: Andy Irvine Amps and Bass Product Demos
11:00am: Jeff Hughell Solo 7-string Tapping
11:30am: Artist Gathering and Meet and Greet
12:15pm-1:00pm: Artist Jam/Q&A led by Andy Irvine
1:15pm-2:15pm: Alphonso Johnson Clinic/Q&A
3:30pm: Warwick Artist Gathering and Meet and GreetJaco's Bass of Doom

Saturday Night Concert Event

Join the team of Bass Player LIVE! at the legendary Key Club in the heart of Hollywood for an exclusive private concert. Witness the presentation of Bass Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Awards to reggae icon Aston “Family Man” Barrett and progressive rock pioneer Chris Squire, and performances by both with star-studded bands. Also, get a sneak peek preview of the new Jaco Pastorius documentary with the film’s producer, Robert Trujillo. We will present members of the Pastorius family with a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Jaco, and then launch into our annual All-Star Bass Jam hosted by Steve Bailey. Come On, Come Over!
Bass Player
Lifetime Achievement Awards
presented to
Aston “Family Man” Barrett
Chris Squire
Jaco Pastorius

Performances by
Chris Squire and Aston “Family Man” Barrett, plus an All-Star Jam featuring BPL! artists and clinicians hosted by Steve Bailey

Special guests of Bass Player LIVE! include:

Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Brian Bromberg, Stu Hamm, Mike Elizondo, Bunny Brunel, Ready Freddie Washington, Evan Brewer, Andrew Gouche, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Gary Grainger, Bubby Lewis, Tim Lefebvre, Alex, Al, Sean Hurley, Dirk Lance, Jimmy Earl, Bernhard Lackner, Oskar Cartaya, Norm Stockton, Russel Blake, Igor Saavedra, and more.