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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  • #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!
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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!

For more information visit: 
https://jazzphiladelphia.org/jazz-philadelphia-summit/
  • Two of our favs 🙌🏽💜🙌🏽#divinityroxx #derrickhodge #bassplayer #basslove 🌀
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Got a chance to kick it with this incredible human before leaving NY. @dhodgeworld is a class act all the way around. Be sure to catch him with @robertglasper @bluenotenyc with @chrisdaddydave. Show dooope.
  • Let’s hear it for the women of bass!! 🙌🏽😍🙌🏽 #laurentaneil #femalebassist #bassplayer
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Still hyped for another tour completion under my belt! Shout out to all the female musicians that have been reaching out and that I’ve inspired, I take no credit, go out there and give me your best bass face ladies! Thank you @beyonce @64audio @drstrings @prsguitars @juneambrose #otrii #otr2 #thecarters #beyonce #appreciateyou #allglorytogod #bassface #focus 🎸♥️
  • Atlanta: Can't wait to see you at the Suite Jazz Series on October 11. Remember the funky, soulful, jazzy good time we had last time? There's a lot more where that came from. Get ready! #geraldveasley #bassplayer #bassbootcamp #jazz #suitejazzseries #atlanta

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gerald-veasley-live-at-suite-tickets-50701764342
  • Philly is magic 🙌🏽💜🙌🏽 #Repost @dhodgeworld ・・・
Mannnnnn. LAST NIGHT WAS A MOVIE. Philly y’all packed the building and showed us that this needs to happen more. And it will! Love to the big bro @liljohnroberts for gracing the stage last night! #phillystateofmind 
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My heart is still pounding from last night’s show with my family, guys that i highly respect in this business. On top of that, some of the baddest cats on the planet and I mean that. And some of the most humble 🙏🏾 It’s more about the love and respect that we all share off the stage that makes the vibes on stage magical! @dhodgeworld @jamespoyser @edubbmusic @stevemckiebeats @a_drape30 @jaleelshaw i love you guys and thank you for an awesome night and in my hometown Philly made it even more special! 🙌🏾❤️ I’m at the point in my life now that if we ain’t vibin offstage, then i dont care to try and vibe with you onstage. That’s like a bad relationship and I’m good on that! ✌🏾Idgaf who you are either. If your attitude sucks and you can’t work like a team player, you’re in the wrong business.
  • Thanks to all involved for a good run. We will miss you all and hope the new publisher does as much for the bass community as y’all have. #bassplayer 🙌🏽
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Bass Player Family, 
When we debuted our first issue of Bass Player magazine almost 30 years ago, it was cause for celebration—an announcement that bass players were here to stay. No longer did we get just a few pages in a guitar publication. As fanatical bass players and bass fans, it was a joy to be the voice of the bass community and to put our heroes front and center. Since then, we’ve been honored to cultivate and serve that tight-knit and supportive community: artists, gear manufacturers, luthiers, instructors, authors, and historians of the bass world. Most important, though, has always been serving our readers. Nothing has been more fulfilling in our lifelong careers as writers and editors. 
Now, on the eve of our 30th anniversary, we are no longer at the helm of that ship. Bass Player was recently acquired by a U.K.-based publisher, Future PLC. Beginning with the November issue, BP will be absorbed by the British Bass Guitar magazine, but will continue to be published in the U.S. as Bass Player. 
The aesthetic of the new BP will be different. No more Community section, full-song transcriptions, or record reviews, a different take on gear reviews, and a distinctly English flavor. The merge means many of our writers, editors, and production staff have been let go or relieved of their former roles. Bass publishing veteran and current Bass Guitar editor Joel McIver will run the magazine. Like you, we are curious to see where he’ll take the Bass Player brand. 
You’ll likely continue to see some familiar names in the new Bass Player. After all, there aren’t that many veteran bass writers out there. But we “BP lifers” are adamant about keeping our original mission statement—to dig deeper and serve the bass community—alive in some form. Please drop us a line to share your vision for the future, or just to let us know what Bass Player has meant to you. We can’t thank you enough for your continued loyalty, love, and support.
  • As the #bassbootcamp team met for a planning meeting last night, two of Philly’s finest #bassplayers graced the stage just down the road at #ardmoremusichall...Jason Fraticelli (w/ #erneststuart) and the one and only Mr. Stanley Clarke! #stanleyclarke @stanleyclarke #jasonfraticelli #phillybass ・・・
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Still buzzing off of the show last night! Had such an incredible time playing music with @onlyernest and @jay_drumz101 for such an excited crowd at @ardmoremusichall!!! Listening to Mr. Stanley Clark's band was such a pleasure and he and his musicians couldn't have been nicer to hang out with afterwards. It's a beautiful experience every time at AMH! Can't wait until the next one...
  • Our friends Jay Rosado and Victor Wooten checking out an MTD bass through a TecAmp rig...it was a beautiful moment to witness at last year’s #phillybassgearexpo during #bassbootcamp. #victorwooten #jayrosado #bassplayer #geraldveasley #mtdbass #tecamp #bassgear 📷: @crystalleonora
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VEASLEY & I 
#lathonbasswear #bassplayer #bassplayermag #bassplayersunited #femalebassist #basssolo #baixo #baixista #bassguitar #uprightbass #baixistasincero #bassgram #bassporn #baixonatural #bassist #basstheworld #bassguitarclub #bassplayeruniverse #bassfeatured #bassman #weplaybass #basstheworld #bassuniversity #notrwble #bajo #instabass #bassplayunited  #pbass #jazzbass
  • Flashback Friday: Bass BootCamp 2015 with guest instructor Oteil Burbridge. @oteil_burbridge #bassbootcamp #bassplayer #oteilburbridge #geraldveasley 📷: @crystalleonora
  • #geraldveasley #bassplayer #womeninjazz #southjazzkitchen #philly #jazz #unscriptedjazzseries •  #Repost @geraldveasley1 ・・・
Ladies do Jazz with passion and purpose. We love it at SOUTH.
  • 💜👌🏽#StanleyClarke #MohiniDey #bassplayer #Repost @dey_bass
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What an honour it was to be playing with ***The One and Only Mr. Stanley Clarke*** & to be sharing the stage with him who is one of my biggest idols is just so overwhelming and a dream come true 🙂 & how can I not mention his Incredibly Slamming Band!!!! Just Too good!
Thank you for having me as a guest on the encore song Stanley !!! Was so much fun! ❤️❤️❤️ Stay tuned for the video people!! Video Coming tomorrow !! This will Forever remain a Memorable Moment for me!!! Not only playing with Stanley and his band was amazingly fun but also playing with Ekalavya was beautiful !! Pictures and videos coming soon 😉 
#GaranaJazzFestival2018

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