Welcome to KCBASS

We are proud to announce KCBASSWorkshop 2024

June 25th-29th and KCBASSFEST in the evenings.

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featuring our amazing World Class faculty

Francois Rabbath (VIRUTAL ADVANCED COURSE), Lynn Seaton (Advanced Jazz course), Gaelen McCormick, Andres Martin, Max Winningham, Claus Alexander Freudenstein, Craig Akin, Jason Beers, Kate Jones, Johnny Hamil, Hans Sturm, Shaun Munday, Jessica Valls, Lloyd Goldstein, Jeff Harshbarger, Kyle Motl, Samuel Copeland, James Ward, Christian Chesanek, Frank Proto (virtual) and Master Bow maker Gilles Duhaut


Hey The local TV Station did a lovely interview with us and kids playing George Vance’s Country Dance. The first video is the short intro, and the second one is the longer segment. Our young bassists are Caroline, Lucy, and Aurora. And the group behind us is the advanced group doing scales class.

Claus Freudenstein (from Germany) is conducting/Rehearsing his Bass Orchestra Piece Stuct. First time running thru but already sounding pretty awesome. Just look at all of the wonderful bass players enjoying making the amazing bass orchestra sound.

This is Johnnys podcast where he interviews many kc artists and bassists. It’s full of kcbass history.

Here’s a great interview about the workshop https://www.kcur.org/arts-life/2016-08-04/kansas-city-bass-evangelist-spreads-love-for-the-deep-dark-voice

Here is another great interview about what KCBass does for the bass players that attend. https://www.kcur.org/show/kansas-city-local-feature/2022-06-22/love-for-the-bass-and-complete-respect-and-for-students-with-francois-rabbath-and-the-kansas-city-bass-workshop


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

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

All donations will receive a tax receipt upon request.

check out the story how Xavier found his way to kc thru Johnny and his son Leon. Also check out the new podcast Jamming with Johnny KC Bassstream at Johnnyhamil.com


Check out the new Rabbath Bio with the KCBASS artwork on the cover. This artwork comes from Ruthie Ingram who made the painting for Maestro a few years back. Many of you have this hanging on your walls just like Rabbath (see our store for your print). Our t shirt designer Marco Pascolini made the image for our t shirts and now it graces this amazing book. Order Bio

75 Years GOOD

75 YEARS ON 4 STRINGS: The Life and Music of François Rabbath
Now available as preorder: paperback or special limited edition hard cover book with a hand drawn, signed postcard.
What do tightrope walker Phillipe Petit, movie director Nicholas Roeg, music producer Quincy Jones, artist Pablo Picasso, cabaret singer Edith Piaf, and the Paris Opera have in common?
Written over a five-year period, 75 Years on 4 Strings, portrays the life of François Rabbath, from his earliest memories as a child in Aleppo in the 1930s to his 90th birthday virtual recital in Paris in 2021. The much beloved artist-teacher sat for countless hours of interviews and shared candid stories from throughout his illustrious career. Artists and musicians from across the world spoke of their encounters and collaborations with François – Paco Ibañez, Philippe Petit, Frank Proto, Paul Ellison, Minas Lourian, GP Cremonini, Barry Green, Thierry Barbé, Johnny Sølvberg, and many, many more. 

KCBASS is always in loving memory of George Vance.