Welcome to KCBASS

KCBass is a fun filled week of workshop, master classes and concert series created for all styles and levels of bass players.  (Double Bass and Electric Bass).  Take a few days to recharge your creative and artistic self.  Make new “bass” friends and memories.  Play and learn from the best performers in the industry.  The bass family awaits!


International Rabbath Institute &

International Society of Bassists  proudly present 

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“DO NOT STAY ALONE” -Francois Rabbath

July 7-11, 2020 

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event! 

Tuition is Free – A donation is suggested as many of the faculty are donating their time and art to raise money for the bassists that are financially hit hardest by the pandemic. Please consider making a donation to let your fellow bassists know they have the support when they need it most. The Bass family pays it forward!

KCBASS is always in loving memory of George Vance.


Featuring the Bass family:

Francois RabbathLynn Seaton  ● Hans SturmEtienne La France ●  Paul Ellison ●  Billy Sheehan ●  Anthony Wellington ●  Ted BotsfordJohnny HamilNina DeCesareJohn Clayton Jason BeersKate JonesDennis WhitakerSzymon MarciniakAndrew Raciti ● Jory HermanShawn ConleyMarcos Machados Lloyd GoldsteinGrace Lewis Frank ProtoDoan Brian Roessler  ● Gaeleen McCormickNick WalkerJessica VallsChristian ChesanekKassie FerreroJonathan FisherAndrew RyanEric Thorin Jeff Harshbarger Brian HicksTyson LeslieDominque SaundersJames Ward  ● Heather Miller LardinKyle MotlDavid YoungGeorge Fahlund Gerald SpaitsBob Bowman ●  Robert Peterson ●  Martha Vance Jeff Kail Caleb Quillen Richard RyanSteve Tulipana Anthony StoopsDavid MurryVolkan OrhanRyan MadoraTracy RowellKen PoggioliKristin BensonChris Threlkeld Weigland Robert CastilloRick WilloughbyBrandon MasonNash TomeyAaron OsbourneAdam Booker ● Harish KumarWill McClain Cravy Aurelien FradagradaGeorge Vance Cyrill Rabbath

Send in your video and get put in this video along with the legends John Clayton, Lynn Seaton, and Hans Sturm!!!


Enjoy Maestro’s powerful message for our future in this video.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions please click on the Workshop Courses page.


Additional methods to make donations.

Check: Make payable to: KCBass Workshop. Mailing address: 5304 Russell St. Mission KS, 66202

Online: fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/kcbassworkshop. Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

KCBass Workshop is registered as a 501(3)c public charity. We are an organization that is worthy of your donations regardless of the event. Donations made to KCBass Workshop by check or through credit card donation may or may not be regarded as a full tax deduction. Please consult with your tax adviser to be sure.

We like to thank the following list of our donors.

$500 and Above

KC Strings and Krutz family – The Crosby family – Nate Crews –

Heartland String Bass Shop-

$200-500 donation

Aiden Young – Laura Wizen – Alan Lewine – Thrush family – Hunter Family – Brian Padavic – Jake Wheeler – Julie Broski- Levandoski Family – Geoff Chalmers – Alan Lewine – Owlsong Productions – Abhi Bansal – Josie Frazer – Owen Stevens family -Danae Sabinas Family – Cali Schulben Family –

up to $200

Noah Zakas – Denise Quan- Frank Proto – Melody Zakarian – Daphne Zakarian – José A, Carrión- Thiago Costa – Adhithi Narasimhan – Andrew Raciti Family – Sam Yamarik – Robin Steuteville- Joesph Wagner Family –  Stella Mages family

Additional Information

  • The above link is for our square account.  We can also take payments via Paypal and Venmo and this may be without fees for us.
  • If you are a returning participant, please use the process we have done in the past.
  • If you need to wait to donate please don’t forget about us!
  • Donations may be made at any time all throughout the year.


  • We are updating our website each week, please be patient as we are a volunteer-based organization.
  • The online format is a new venture for the workshop so look for updates as procedures may have to be changed.
  • Please keep coming back to our website as the days get closer to the event.
  • All questions can be sent to hamiljohnny@ gmail.com

This year we will have both of these amazing bassists from the L.A. Philharmonic on faculty

Lifetime faculty member Hans Sturm with his wife Jackie Allen.

Love, love, love the http://kcbassworkshop.com/! This year from July 7-11 online with François Rabbath, Etienne Lafrance, Ted Botsford, Lynn Seaton, Johnny Hamil and so many more. In partnership with the ISB https://www.isbworldoffice.com/ and International Rabbath Institute. (If you like the music, visit https://jackieallen.com/)

Posted by Hans Sturm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lloyd Goldstein a lifetime member of KCBASS Faculty does an amazing job of explaining some of the history of where the workshop comes from. And then plays the most epic recital piece of all time!

Why I believe The Kansas City Bass Workshop is quite special, unique and valuable among the many bass workshops being offered around the world. KC Bass 2020 *Online*Virtual*Workshop July 7-11, 2020 Info at www.kcbassworkshop.comHere are some of the amazing faculty that will be involved this year!François Rabbath, Sebastien Dube, Etienne Lafrance, Lynn Seaton, Hans Sturm, Kate Jones, Kyle Motl, George Fahlund and more…

Posted by Lloyd Goldstein on Thursday, May 21, 2020

First time KCBass Workshop faculty member Lynn Seaton will be great addition for all jazz bassists and jazz lovers to enjoy. Check out this amazing duet with Christian Mc Bride.

Johnny Hamil and Jeff Harshbarger had a pretty crazy story about their trip to Paris that was featured in this story on KCUR.