Masters of Bass

The crowning highlight of the Bavarian Bassdays is the “Masters of Bass” concert on October 30th, 2021 at 8 pm (CET) in the Mühldorfer Haberkasten. For the first time, the concert will take place as a hybrid event (live / video / stream).

Tickets for the live concert are available at: https://www.muehldorf.de/vorverkauf/2/9314/

Juan Pablo Navarro

The virtuoso doublebass performer and composer Juan Pablo Navarro is one of the most sought-after musicians in Argentina. He is the double bass soloist of the Orquesta Nacional de Tango in Buenos Aires and plays with renowned tango stars such as Amelita Baltar, Nestor Marconi, Quinteto Real, Leopoldo Federico, Raul Lavie and Susana Rinaldi all over the world. On his groundbreaking debut CD “Contratangos” he brought together the “crème de la crème” of the Buenos Aires music scene and redefined the solo role of the double bass in Tango Nuevo.

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“Bass extremes” 

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten 

Victor Wooten is a multiple Grammy winner, a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He is the most influential electric bass player in the last few decades.

Steve Bailey, Berklee Chair of Bass, has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull and Willie Nelson, among others. He pioneered the six-string fretless bass; his techniques are studied all over the world. His latest release, Carolina, features a number of duets with the likes of Willie Nelson, Ron Carter, Ian Anderson, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers and others. Together, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey formed “Bass Extremes” in 1992 and released their self-titled debut, which is one of the best-selling “bass albums” of all time.

Victor and Steve put together a custom made program especially for the Bavarian Bassdays that lives up to the name of the duo – “Bass extremes”

 

Claus Freudenstein – Thomas Hartmann Duo

The double bass player Claus Freudenstein and the pianist Thomas Hartmann add a new dimension to crossover music with their arrangements and compositions from a wide variety of musical genres and epochs. Her ability to blend musical style boundaries in the most subtle way could be described as a virtuoso “style overflow”. Piazzolla’s “Ave Maria” meets “Highway Star” by Deep Purple, “Sweet Child o’mine” by Guns’n Roses shines in new splendor with double bass and piano. Metallica, Adele, Siomon Garcia sparkle in new tunes – limitless. Doesn’t work, doesn’t exist. The listener is immersed, then into exciting listening experiences of the extra class, with exciting arrangements from Beethoven to Heavy Metal. Music with an antidepressant effect that lets you forget space and time and infects the listener with unlimited joie de vivre. “Crossing borders” celebrated its premiere at the Space Museum in Hong Kong. From there it went on a world tour across Europe, Spain, Portugal, Asia, the USA, Mexico, Brazil as well as Guatemala and Honduras. The crowning highlights were appearances at the convention of the “International Society of Bassists” in New York and in the world-famous music club “Whiskey a GoGo” in Los Angeles.

 

Starting with the winner of the Swedish Grammy Awards Jonas Hellborg on electric bass and Prof. Christine Hoock on double bass, the concert series “Masters of Bass” represents a synthesis of classical music and a wide variety of modern styles at the highest level. During the last few years, artists as François Rabbath, Prof. Božo Paradžik, Adam Ben Ezra, Steve Bailey, Dan Styffe, The Bassmonsters, Philipp Stubenrauch, Kristin Korb, The Bassgang, Andres Martin, Adrian Maruszczyk, Bernhard Lackner, Andres Martin, Alberto Boccini, Szymon Marciniak, Andrew Lauer , Gjorgji Cincievsiki, Enrico Fagone, Robert Landfermann, Hagai Bilitzky, Henning Sieverts and Markus Setzer shook hands at the “Masters of Bass” concert.

The concert series was singled out with several recordings and broadcasts by Bayerischer Rundfunk and other radio and TV stations as well as extremely positive ones Report of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The musicians of the concert will, of course, teach as part of the diverse course program. The overall management of the Bavarian Basstage is Claus Freudenstein. Schirmherr is the passionate double bassist Marcel Huber – Member of the Bavarian State Parliament.