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George Porter Jr, Billy Sheehan and John Taylor among attendees at Bass Player Live on October 22 and October 23

Bass Player LIVE! 2016 will take place at SIR Studios in Hollywood on October 22 and Sunday, October 23. The two event will include exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. In addition to the event, there will be an all-star concert to be held on the evening of October 22, at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. The event will feature this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, George Porter Jr., Billy Sheehan, and Tim Bogert, and special guests.

The Meters and funk founder George Porter, Jr. will accept his award from bassist/American Idol superstar Randy Jackson and then perform with his trio plus special guests at the All-Star Concert on October. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on October 23.

Billy Sheehan will accept his award from Bass icon and 2006 Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Recipient Stanley Clarke at the BPL concert on Saturday night and then perform with his band plus special guests at the All-Star Concert on October. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on October, 23.

Tim Bogert will accept his award and perform in Billy Sheehan’s set.

Here are a few events for Bass Player Live 2016

A live clinic interview with Duran Duran bass legend John Taylor. Taylor will do signing in the main exhibitor hall following his clinic.

A Prince tribute panel clinic headed by Andrew Gouche with Tal Wilkenfeld, Alex Al & Hagar Ben Ari

A rock panel clinic headed by dUg Pinnick, Rex Brown & Glenn Hughes

A panel on producing headed by Mike Elizondo, with Larry Klein & Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Jazz chart-topper Gerald Veasley making his Bass Player LIVE! debut with a performance clinic

An All-Star Session Clinic with Bob Glaub, Chris Chaney, Sean Hurley & Kaveh Rastegar

A performance clinic by Oskar Cartaya debuting music from his much-anticipated upcoming solo album

A funk throwdown clinic by Cincinnati-based Bootsy protégé Freekbass

Stonefield Basses and Freekbass will debut a short film at the BPL concert on Saturday night; and Paz Lenchantin, Ben Kenney, Jack Casady, Steve DiGiorgio, Tanya O’Callaghan, Matt McJunkins, and Bunny Brunel join the growing appearing artist list.

Additional clinics by Chuck Rainey, Steve Bailey, Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala, Tim Landers and Sekou Bunch.

Participating exhibitors are Aguilar, Ampeg, Bass Mods, Bass Strings Online, BeatBuddy, D Lakin Basses, D’Addario, Darkglass Electronics, Dudacus, Dunlop, EBS, Eden Amplification, ESP, F Bass, Form Factor, 

Also slated to appear this year are Juan Alderete, Mike Merritt, Bobby Vega, Alphonso Johnson, Neil Stubenhaus, Jerry Jemmott, Phil Chen, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Michael Valerio, Tony Franklin, Jimmy Earl, Scott Reeder, Brian Bromberg, John B. Williams, Norm Stockton, Jerry Watts, Bryant Siono, Rufus Philpot, Abe Gumroyan, Brandino, and many more.

For the latest information and to purchase tickets and appearing artists ww.bassplayerlive.com