Bass Player Live! Returns to Los Angeles October 22nd & 23rd

Meters Funk Legend George Porter, Jr. & Rock Virtuoso Billy Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Awards, Randy Jackson, Glenn Hughes, dUg Pinnick, Mike Elizondo & Prince Tribute Headline Bass Player LIVE! 2016
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4 Days To Go Until Bass Player LIVE! 2016

John Taylor Signing; Stanley Clarke To Present Lifetime Achievement Award To Billy Sheehan; Juan Alderete & Jonathan Hischke Clinic; EBS Billy Sheehan Pedal Giveaway; Stonefield Basses/Freekbass Film Debut; Paz Lenchantin, Ben Kenney, Jack Casady, Steve DiGiorgio, Matt McJunkins, Tanya O’Callaghan Join Artist Lineup

The stars keep lining up for Bass Player LIVE! 2016, with just four days to go until the premier bass event returns to Los Angeles at SIR Studios, at 6465 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on October 22 and Sunday, October 23, for two days of exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. Plus the All-Star concert to be held on the evening of October 22, at Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd; featuring this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, George Porter Jr., Billy Sheehan, and Tim Bogert, and special guests.

Here’s the latest: Duran Duran bass legend John Taylor will do signing in the main exhibitor hall following his 2:30-3:30PM clinic interview on Saturday, Oct. 22., from 3:40-4:00PM. Bass icon and 2006 Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Recipient Stanley Clarke will present Billy Sheehan with his Lifetime Achievement Award at the BPL concert, Saturday night, Oct. 22, at Musicians Institute. Juan Alderete and Jonathan Hischke will be doing a clinic at 11:00AM Sunday, Oct. 23. Attendees entering Billy Sheehan’s clinic on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:30PM will be automatically entered to win an EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Deluxe Pedal, with the drawing held at the conclusion of the clinic; Stonefield Basses and Freekbass will debut a short film at the BPL concert on Saturday night; and Paz Lenchantin, Ben Kenney, Jack Casady, Steve DiGiorgio, Tanya O’Callaghan, Matt McJunkins, and Bunny Brunel join the growing appearing artist list. Do you have your tickets yet? 

*A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Meters bass legend and funk founder George Porter, Jr. Porter will accept his award from bassist/American Idol superstar Randy Jackson and then perform with his trio plus special guests at the All-Star Concert on Oct. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on Oct. 23

*A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to bass virtuoso and rock and roll icon Billy Sheehan. Sheehan will accept his award and then perform with his band plus special guests at the All-Star Concert on Oct. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on Oct. 23

*A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to seminal rock bass trailblazer Tim Bogert. Bogert will accept his award and perform in Billy Sheehan’s set

*A live clinic interview with Duran Duran bass legend John Taylor

*A Prince tribute panel clinic headed by Andrew Gouche with Tal Wilkenfeld, Alex Al & Hagar Ben Ari

*A rock panel clinic headed by dUg Pinnick, Rex Brown & Glenn Hughes

*A panel on producing headed by Mike Elizondo, with Larry Klein & Justin Meldal-Johnsen

*Jazz chart-topper Gerald Veasley making his Bass Player LIVE! debut with a performance clinic

*An All-Star Session Clinic with Bob Glaub, Chris Chaney, Sean Hurley & Kaveh Rastegar

*A performance clinic by Oskar Cartaya debuting music from his much-anticipated upcoming solo album

*A funk throwdown clinic by Cincinnati-based Bootsy protégé Freekbass

*Additional clinics by Chuck Rainey, Steve Bailey, Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala, Tim Landers and Sekou Bunch

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Also slated to appear this year are Juan Alderete, Mike Merritt, Bobby Vega, Alphonso Johnson, Neil Stubenhaus, Jerry Jemmott, Phil Chen, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Michael Valerio, Tony Franklin, Jimmy Earl, Scott Reeder, Brian Bromberg, John B. Williams, Norm Stockton, Jerry Watts, Bryant Siono, Rufus Philpot, Abe Gumroyan, Brandino, and many more.

Among the participating exhibitors are Aguilar, Ampeg, Bass Mods, Bass Strings Online, BeatBuddy, D Lakin Basses, D’Addario, Darkglass Electronics, Dudacus, Dunlop, EBS, Eden Amplification, ESP, F Bass, Form Factor, GHS, Hartke, Hofner, Hoshino/Ibanez, Kala U-Bass, Mayones Guitars & Basses, Mana Basso, Mesa-Boogie, NS Design, Red Witch, Roland/Boss, Spector, Stonefield Basses, Tech 21, Tensor, Trickfish, Tsunami Cables, Yamaha and many more.

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Tickets are on sale now at Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics, exhibits and All-Star Concert are available and priced as follows:

•SIR Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
•SIR Studios Saturday & Sunday pass + concert – $57.50 plus fees

Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits at SIR Studios in Hollywood will be held Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sunday, October 23 from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM. Concert and Award Ceremony for the evening of October 22 will be hled at Musicans Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 PM and music begins at 8:00 PM. Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Some of the previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Jack Bruce, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Stanley Clarke, Lemmy Kilmister, Ron Carter, Nathan East, Abraham Laboriel, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Tal Wilkenfeld, Jack Casady, Carol Kaye, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Chuck Rainey, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Pino Palladino, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Lee Sklar, Will Lee, Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin, Don Was, and more.

Stay tuned for more info and additional artists.