Explore the world of Bass with Gerald Veasley, internationally renowned performer and faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Whether you're a seasoned bassist or novice, Gerald and his world-class faculty will plug you in to the joy of bass playing: technique, theory and, of course, those funky bass lines! Gerald Veasley's Bass BootCamp was founded in 2002 and has since served over 700 bass players from all over the world.

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“I've come to consider it to be an important 'recharge' for my whole year.”

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  • Philly #bassfam and friends: Gerald Veasley will be joining the #everyoneorchestra at the #ardmoremusichall tomorrow night!! Come check out this amazing #supergroup with our fearless leader on #bass! #geraldveasley #bassplayer #Repost @everyoneorchestra
#philly is like #home - see you 12/29 at @ardmoremusichall with pals from @weeninfo @moetheband @rooseveltcolliermusic @treyanastasio Band @geraldveasley1 @sonnishinemusic @darlaphilly
  • #2018bestnine Thanks for the likes, Bass Fam! #bassplayer #bassbootcamp
  • Philly is the place for bass!! 💯 Congrats to our friend Derrick Hodge for receiving this award...well-deserved!
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Not many know how much these 3 have been a vital part of my life since childhood. Adam @adamblackstone  Thaddaeus @thadworld and Wayne @dmoorebass thank you for inspiring me and being real friends since day 1. I’ve watched each of you do UNBELIEVABLE things in the music world, and our bond has never  broken. Y’all COMPLETELY took me out hearing y’all play Message Of Hope on 3 basses!!! 🙌🏾 Here for y’all til the end! Thank you all who came out last night and love to the bro @darrelldrums215, @shedphilly, Adam, @theoriginband, and all my friends for putting together a spectacular event!  It meant a lot seeing so many amazing musicians and athletes in the building supporting each other. I know @brentcelek @charliemackfirstout and @phillyfreeway felt the love as well. Thank you for the award. Won’t ever forget it!
  • Speaking of @therealmarcusmiller...#Repost from one of our awesome #bassbootcamp sponsors @sirerevolution ・・・
"Our goal is to continue to get these basses into players’ hands and establish our role as game changers." - Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller at Clearwater Jazz Holiday featuring Sire V7 Vintage 2nd Generation 📷© @pixl8ted1 thank you for these awesome photos

#SireRevolution #SireEvolution #GameChanger #Sire2ndGen #MarcusMiller #GetSired
  • The one-and-only!!! Marcus Miller 🔥
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Marcus Miller killing it @ardmoremusichall last night!! #marcusmiller #basssolo #bassplayer #ardmoremusichall
  • Our friends Ken Smith and Bakithi Kumalo at the Marcus Miller show @ardmoremusichall. #bassplayers
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Went out last night with the family to catch @therealmarcusmiller at Ardmore music hall! @kumalobass was also at the show! Great catching up with these legends!! #bass #marcusmiller #bakithikumalo #kensmithbasses #kensmith #2018 #ardmoremusichall
  • Lots of bass royalty in the house @ardmoremusichall for Marcus Miller last night!
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Went out last night with the family to catch @therealmarcusmiller at Ardmore music hall! @kumalobass was also at the show! Great catching up with these legends!! #bass #marcusmiller #bakithikumalo #kensmithbasses #kensmith #2018 #ardmoremusichall
  • Philly area family: TONIGHT!! A rare opportunity to see our friend, the one-and-only Marcus Miller in an intimate setting! #marcusmiller #bassplayer
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🎸💥 TONIGHT! 💥🎸
Legendary Bass god & Grammy Award winner @realmarcusmiller w/ special guest @danielweatherspoon 8PM ~ Limited tickets still available!
  • The inaugural Jazz Philadelphia Summit is underway!
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Some of the @gvbassbootcamp crew supporting Gerald in his new role as president of @jazzphiladelphia at their inaugural summit. #jazzphiladelphia #phillyjazz #bassplayer #geraldveasley #jazzphlsummit #supportthearts
  • Join us this week—November 2 & 3—in Philly for the inaugural #jazzphiladelphiasummit! Excited that our friend, #bassist #derrickhodge, will be one of the panelists. #Repost @jazzphiladelphia ・・・
Jazz Philadelphia is so very excited to announce Grammy Award winning Bassist, Composer, and Producer, Derrick Hodge as one of our #jazzphlsummit2018 panelists!

@dhodgeworld has worked as a producer and writer for numerous albums, including co-producing Justin Kauflin’s album “Coming Home” with Quincy Jones, and several Blue Note projects along side Don Was, all while maintaining his solo projects and touring.

His writing and arranging accomplishments straddle both the recording and live arenas; from composing original music for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to arranging for Nas and the National Symphony Orchestra. 
Don’t miss this! Registration is free, but space is limited. REGISTER NOW via jazz philadelphia.org or simply click the link in our bio!
  • Join world-renowned #bassist Gerald Veasley at Sam Ash in Cherry Hill, NJ this Saturday, October 20 @ 1pm for a taste of #bassbootcamp as Gerald presents a #bassclinic. #geraldveasley #bassplayer #samashmusic
  • #geraldveasley serves as president of this exciting, newly-launched initiative in #philadelpia. #jazz #philly #jazzphiladelphia #phillyjazz #jazzmusicians
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We are so excited about the Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2018 happening from November 2-3. Free registration is now open. Check out the details below and be sure to put it on your calendar!
Musicians and Jazz Enthusiasts:

FREE REGISTRATION is now OPEN! We are NOTHING without the talent and ingenuity of our homegrown musicians and artists. 
Enjoy two informative and inspiring days filled with workshops, panel discussions, and presentations that help to advance the health, vitality, and sustainability of jazz in the city of Philadelphia! 
Connect with world-class musicians, jazz advocates, PR experts, managers, booking agents, presenters and other key arts and culture stakeholders.

This FREE event will take place at both the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts and the University of the Arts conveniently located in Center City. Each night will conclude with performances featuring some of  Philadelphia’s most gifted musicians in venues located in the heart of our city!

Everyone is welcome!

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