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11/04/09

Ron Carter Hosts Bass Workshop in NYC

Calling all bassists! On Wednesday, November 4, legendary bassist Ron Carter will present “All Alone,” a workshop geared to bassists, at David Gage String Instruments in New York City. The workshop starts at 7:15 pm. The store is located at 36 Walker Street. Tickets are available through the store’s web site or by calling 212-274-1322. Interestingly, those attending are asked NOT to bring their instruments, as David Gage will provide the basses for the evening.

After the workshop, Carter will also be signing copies of his authorized biography, Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes written by Dan Ouellette, and recently reviewed at jazztimes.com. That book is available from ArtistShare or from Carter’s web site.

For those of you located outside the NYC area, have no fear. All workshops in this series can be seen on the web by stream or download at Mike’s Master Classes.

In addition to this workshop by Carter, the store will be hosting the Bradetich Foundation Benefit Concert this Sunday, November 8 at 4 pm. The concert will feature performances by Jon Deak, Tim Cobb, Rufus Reid, Louisa Womack and Jeff Bradetich. All donations will go to support the educational outreach of the Foundation and the International Double Bass Solo Competition in June 2010. Suggested donation is $50 per person. Seats must be reserved by November 5th by email to Judy Gage at: judy.gage@davidgage.com or phone 212-274-1322.

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