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Update news: Today the day of the show Dec 22nd we are sad to say we must cancel Bassmas tonight due to the extreme weather conditions. It is not safe or wise to get out today. We hope you all stay warm. Note: the Friday Winter workshop at KCSTrings will be a different cancellation and we can possibly move it to later next week. Stay tuned for this info.

We do still have Bassmas t shirts for sale in all sizes, and other great items (see our online store). We will postpone the raffle at this time. In the meantime please enjoy the PdFs and cool videos. Stay warm and groovy! 4


This is a play along with any and all bass players. The charts/ sheet music will be confirmed as we get closer to the concert. The pdfs are in the bassmas tabs. Many of these songs we will be playing but they are here for you to enjoy for the holiday season.

The concert is free for all and is produced by KCBAss. There will be a Raffle the day of the event to raise money for KCBASS. Donations are greatly appreciated to bring you future bass events like this one.

The Professionals that will be playing along with you are tentatively as follows

Johnny Hamil, Hans Strum, Xavier Foley, Dennis Whittaker, James Ward, Rich Burgess,Jeff Harshbarger, Jason Beers, Kassie Ferrero, Joey Panella, Sam Copeland, Gerald Spaits, Ben Ruth, Greg Clinkingbeard, and more.

Please enjoy this great video of Xavier playing his version of Deck the Halls (we will play this with him for those who are ready….sooooo cool).

This is 2018 performance of Blister Bells (aka Jingle Bells)
The always amazing Jackie Allen and Dr. Hans Sturm

There is a one day KCBASS winter workshop dec 23rd at KCSTRINGS from 10-3.

This is features working with Francois Rabbath, Hans Sturm, and Dennis Whittaker. This day is only available by invite only. It’s designed for advanced High School level (district and state) students. Inquiries into this limited enrollment can be sent to Hamiljohnny@gmail.com or (816) 305-7559. The fee for the day is $100.

+’Below is the link to the hour long radio show done on 91.9 fm Classicalkc with Johnny Hamil and Francois Rabbath talking about the kcbassfest and workshop. It’s a great insight into what happens every year and very inspiring listen.



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

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.

Check: Make payable to: KCBass Workshop. Mailing address: 5304 Russell St.

Mission KS, 66202

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. When you order your book add KCBASS in the messages part and they will donate 10% to kcbass fund!!! 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. 

Holiday Sale of Rabbath music! Hey did you know Rabbath music is actually not on your streaming services but still found on CD in our store? We have six amazing titles that will keep your ears happy all winter. We are running a sale for you to get yourself or your friends a copy of these now “rare” albums. Get them before you cannot anymore. $10 each or 3 for $25.

Live around the World- Pochas-Dass, Breiz, Reitba, Iberique, Kobalds, Concerto no. 3, and more.

Multibass 70- Incantation, Odessey d eau, and more

Carmen- Proto Fantasy with Piano accomp. Incantation with piano.

Works for Orchestra- Carmen Fantasy with orchestra, earlier works composed for Francois by Proto,

Nine Variants on Paganini- performance with orchestra and performance with piano, Reitba with orchestra (this video is huge on Youtube).

Four Scenes after Picasso- A rarely performed amazing piece by Proto for Francois on the artwork of Picasso.

We will also offer these fun holiday Bassmas t shirts $30. or 2 for $50. Taxes and postal fees do apply (USA shipping only). You may also mix any style shirt we have available. Buy T shirt

Sheet music and more makes great gifts! Check out our store for many great sheet music selections to buy for you or your bassist friend.

KCBASS is always in loving memory of George Vance.


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.

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