Kansas City Bass Workshop

KC Bass Workshop  June 14th-18th

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KCBASS Enrollment 2017

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We welcome a superb faculty with the amazing Francois and Sylvain Rabbath, Mark Dresser, Szymon Marciniak, Eric Thorin, Andrew Ryan, Ben Leifer, Tracy RowellDr. Hans Sturm, Lloyd GoldsteinJohnny Hamil, Brian RoesslerGerald SpaitsDr. Jessica VallsJeff Harshbarger, Gilles Duhaut (Faculty subject to change).

The Kansas City Bass Workshop week offers Masterclasses with Rabbath and all the faculty. Emphasis on Rabbath Technique. Bass solo performances, small and large bass ensemble performances representing everything related to bass in the Classical, Jazz and Alternative (Rock, Funk, Blues, Polka, etc.) styles of music. This year there will be a great bluegrass element to the week. thereTeacher training thru Nebraska University for continuing education.

Classes available for at KCBW now with college credit available for attendees. Work with François on teaching his technique and Johnny Hamil on teaching George Vance and his own Jammin’ with Johnny methods. Work with Tracy Rowell and Hans Sturm on all aspects of string bass pedagogy.

One Day option Public School String teacher Bass day Sunday,


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KC BassFest Performances each night at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. will feature every faculty member and a few special guests. The final KCBW Bass Orchestra concert will be on Tuesday, June 18th at 7 p.m. and will feature participants performing with faculty including François Rabbath.

Further concert schedule information on our KC BassFest Concerts page.


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Maestro François Rabbath’s, Mark Dressers, and Szymon Marciniak  concert date will soon be announced. This concert is open to the public. Tickets to attend all six days of performances are only $25 available online thru Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (816) 305-7559. One ticket will be included in all KC Bass Workshop participants’ fees.

The François Rabbath concert was reviewed by The Kansas City Star’s Robert Trussell, later noted in his top five for the Best of 2013 column. It’s reached near capacity every year so don’t delay in getting your tickets early. Please either buy tickets online or call 816 305-7559 to set a reservation for extra tickets as this concert always is a maximum capacity event. He is in an incredible creative time as he is composing and performing with Sylvain, his son, which is really reaching a new level in conversation of piano and double bass.

Please enjoy this video of Rabbath performing his composition Reitba.

The week as always will be a great week of personal growth, inspiration, and creativity!

Watch this great video and please enroll for another exciting workshop this summer.

Local NBC news caught up with us in 2013 and broadcast this piece.

KC Bass Workshop faculty (L-R) Hans Sturm, Shawn Conley, Johnny Hamil, Francois Rabbath, Sylvain Rabbath and Ted Botsford were at Hamil’s Mission home.

Above picture taken in 2013 for Prairie Villiage Post article about Kansas City Bass Workshop 2013 written by Dan Blom.

Still not convinced to sign up? Take a look at previous years’ pictures.

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