Lloyd is a very special faculty member. Lloyd goes back to the George Vance workshops in Washington D.C. where he was inspired to really change his life. He was a long time member of the Tampa bay symphony and when he met Francois Rabbath and the others at George’s workshop he felt a great need to change. Not just adapting Francois technique and sound concepts but, Francois and George’s life philosophy. “Do Not Stay Alone” and more. He decided to start his real life work in the hospitals helping those who need music the most. This was inspirational for all those who knew him at the time. We are all Lucky to know him.
Lloyd came to the second year the KCBassworkshop happened. It was then that he helped Johnny know that what they were building wasn’t just a kc version of George’s camp but, to continue on George’s and Francois life work. It really helped that Lloyd just came without any monetary compensation or commitment. This started a long line of faculty members showing up just because they wanted to see this event occur. George’s workshop had stopped existing because George wasn’t around to run it. There was no young bass teacher in the DC area to take over. This was a problem. There was a hole in all of our hearts Because when George passed away so did our yearly gathering and our key creator of that space. It takes a young bass teacher to recreate that space. So Lloyd had pointed out that it had moved to KC. He has come back as a featured guest every year since. Sometimes he gets monetary compensation and others he doesn’t. He maybe one of the most cherished of the faculty members. He definitely is the one who nobody can replace as there are not many that do what Lloyd does as a professional bassists. Lloyd helped build KCBASS workshop and if a lifetime faculty member. KCBass would not be what it is today if Lloyd didn’t arrive here 10 years ago.
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