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 FutureMusician's Institute Students

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Live Performance Workshop, MI StyleMaurice Verloop

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Upright & Acoustic Basses for Electric Bass Players Justin Apergis

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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

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Warwick Room Schedule

Saturday, October 20th

10:00am: Andy IrvineAmps and Bass Product Demos

11:30am: Jeff HughellSolo 7-string Tapping

12:00pm:Artist Gathering and Meet and Greet

1:45-2:15pm:Steve Bailey, Lee Sklar and Alphonso JohnsonPerformance/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 byAndy 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.