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Bass Player (magazine)

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Bass Player
Cover of the December 2018 issue
EditorJoel McIver
FrequencyEvery four weeks
CompanyFuture US
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
WebsiteOfficial website

Bass Player is a magazine for bassists. Each issue offers a variety of artist interviews, lessons, and equipment reviews. The magazine was founded in 1988[1] as a spinoff of Guitar Player magazine, with Jim Roberts as its first editor. The original headquarters was in San Francisco, CA. It began as a regular edition magazine in 1990.[2]

Currently published by Future US,[3] Bass Player held an annual event for bassists, Bass Player LIVE!. From 2004 until 2007 Bass Player LIVE! was held in New York City; from 2008 until 2017 it was held in Hollywood, California.


  • Jim Roberts, March 1990 to December 1996
  • Karl Coryat, January 1997 to January 1998
  • Richard Johnston, February 1998 to July 2001
  • Bill Leigh, August 2001 to March 2009
  • Jonathan Herrera, April 2009 to December 2010
  • Brian Fox, January 2011 to June 2014
  • Chris Jisi, July 2014 to October 2018
  • Joel McIver, November 2018 to date

Lifetime Achievement Awards

In most years since 1998, Bass Player has awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards to notable bassists, as follows:


  1. ^ "Bass Player 2014 Media Kit" (PDF). NewBay Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Article". Bass Player. Miller Freeman Publications. 1 (1): 4. 1990.
  3. ^ "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media Acquired By UK Firms". Folio. April 4, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Goldsby, John (1 September 2002). The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition. Backbeat Books. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-61713-217-9. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Bass Day 1998 DVD Featuring Victor Wooten".
  6. ^ a b "Bass Player Lie! 2014 Nov. 8-9, 2014 in Los Angeles: Two full days of clinics, exhibitions, performances & awards at S.I.R. Studios".
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Bianchi, Curt (24 August 2010). "Alphonso Johnson to Receive the Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award". Zawinul Online. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  8. ^ a b "iBass Player/i Presents Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jackson and Lee". 25 October 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Jack Bruce". Celtic Life International. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Legendary Bassist Stanley Clarke Honored with Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award".
  11. ^ "The Official Carol Kaye Web Site". Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  12. ^ Leigh, Bill (2008). "Welcome to Bass Player Live!". Bass Player Magazine.
  13. ^ a b c "Award / Grant at All About Jazz".
  14. ^ "Exclusive Artist: Bootsy Collins". Axe Heaven. 20 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Jack Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine | Jack Casady". Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  16. ^ "Home".
  17. ^ a b Johnson, Kevin (14 October 2012). "Bass Player Live! 2012". No Treble. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Metallica's Robert Trujillo to Show Jaco Pastorius Film Clip at Bass Player Event". Loudwire.
  19. ^ "Bass Player Live! All-Star Tribute to Bass Legend Geezer Butler - "A Congregation of the Top Ranking Metal Bassists and Musicians Were in the House"".
  20. ^ "Rock This Town Again! - Laguna Community Concert Band". Archived from the original on 2021-04-15. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  21. ^ "Kala & the U•Bass® at Bass Player Live! 2017".
  22. ^ "Lemmy Kilmister Gets Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award". Loudwire.
  23. ^ "Nathan East to be honored at Bass Player Live".
  24. ^ "Bass Player Live! 2015: Louis Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation and Performance". YouTube. Bass Player. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  25. ^ "Billy Sheehan to Receive Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award". 25 August 2016.
  26. ^ "New Orleans Legend George Porter Jr. To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award".
  27. ^ "Tim Bogart Archives : TVMusic Network". Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  28. ^ a b c "Bass Player Live! 2017 Returns to Hollywood". Music Connection Magazine. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  29. ^ "John Patitucci to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award". 20 September 2019.
  30. ^ "Buy Bass Player UK Single Issue from MagazinesDirect".
  31. ^ "Gail Ann Dorsey on Instagram: "I could not be more honoured to have been chosen as one of the bass players in this incredible line up to receive a lifetime achievement…"". Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  32. ^ "DuranDuran on Instagram: "It's a real honor to get this from my bass playing brothers and sisters. From the moment I started playing a friend's borrowed instrument, I knew it was my jam. And I'm grateful to all the dudes along the way who have helped me keep time, particularly my brother -in- rhythm Roger Taylor" - JT on his Bass Player magazine Lifetime Achievement Award. Congrats John!!". Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  33. ^ "Charles Berthoud: "I want my music to appeal to people who don't know anything about bass. That can be a difficult balancing act"". 8 February 2022.
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