Entries by Catherine Harris

2014 Bass Conference Evening Concerts

The Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists annual conference supports two evening concerts after an invigorating day of classes. Saturday’s concert features the clinicians and foundation alumni, and Friday is an all conference mega bass orchestra. Every year after leaving the Saturday night concerts, I can’t help but think, “that was the best concert ever, […]

RDYB @ Madison Soup

RDYB has been given the opportunity to present a ‘project idea’ at the Madison Soup this Sunday, March 16, 2014. This is the first of many scholarship fundraisers yet to come this year. Come support the foundation and scholarships for young bassists ! You must RESERVE TICKETS ahead of time online. We have already had 2 scholarship […]

2014 Bass Conference Poster and Brochures NOW HERE!

Know some young bassists? Want to spread the word ? Problem solved. PRINTABLE (black and white or color) posters now here thanks to the sweet skills of our fantastic graphic design team. But what to do with these sweet informational sources you ask? Post at your school, youth symphony, hand them out to your friends, […]

RD Bass Conference Clinicians featured on legendary bass blog, “For Bass Players Only”

The blog, “For Bass Players Only”, as the title indicates, is a great forum for bass players to talk,share stories, and update each other with upcoming gigs, publications etc. Two Richard Davis Foundation Bass Conference clinicians, Mr. Jerry Jemmott and Mr. Larry Hutchinson were recently Featured on this site.   Each sharing individual experiences and […]

NEA Jazz Master Award and Ceremony 2014

Congratulations Richard! Yesterday, Monday, January 14, 2014, Richard Davis was inducted into the Jazz Masters Hall of Fame. Monday night, live from Lincoln Center, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded four musicians and jazz advocates with the highest honor America bestows on Jazz musicians. The articles below capture details about the lifetime achievement award, and […]

Daniel Chmielinski – TV appearance

July 19, 2013 Notable conference alumni, current Julliard undergraduate, Daniel Chmielinski made a television appearance this morning with his jazz combo. Dan is one of the first (and possibly only so far) students to have attended the conference for 16 years! Now with a successful career in New York, Dan is a very important part […]

Richard Davis 2014 NEA Jazz Master

June 1, 2013 Professor Richard Davis is publicly announced as an NEA Jazz Master for lifetime achievement, the highest honor given by the United States for recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the advancement of Jazz Arts. See Full NEA Feature Profile Here . Congratulations, Richard! 

Young Bassists Recognized by Local Paper

April 3, 2013 Young Bassists are recognized by their local paper! These young bassists have all been very involved with the conference. Their parents have all been actively involved in the Bass Conference as well. Congratulations to these young bass ambassadors from the northern Illinois area! Read the full article here…