Today’s episode features a panel discussion with individuals that started the International Society of Bassists, guided it through the early years, and helped shape it to what it is today.
The panel includes:
- Barre Phillips (via video)
- Lawrence Hurst (via video)
- Lucas Drew (thoughts read by David Neubert)
- David Neubert
- Gary Karr
- Tom Knific
- Barry Green
- Jeff Bradetich
- Paul Ellison
- Madeleine Crouch
- David Murray
- Douglas Mapp
- Kristin Korb
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Here are a few of the key historical highlights for this organization:
- 1967 – Gary Karr founds the International Institute for String Bass (IISB)
- 1974 – organization is relaunched by Barry Green and Lucas Drew as the International Society of Bassists (ISB)
- 1982 – Jeff Bradetich is appointed executive director
- 1984 – ISB Convention at Northwestern University
- 1986 – ISB Convention at University of Texas at Austin
- 1988 – ISB Convention at UCLA
- 1990 – ISB Convention at New York University
- 1993 – ISB Convention at Interlochen Arts Academy
- 1995 – ISB Convention at Indiana University
- 1997 – ISB Convention at Rice University
- 1999 – ISB Convention at University of Iowa
- 2000 – ISBworldoffice.com launched
- 2001 – ISB Convention at Butler University
- 2003 – ISB Convention at University of Virginia
- 2005 – ISB Convention at Western Michigan University
- 2007 – ISB Convention at Oklahoma City University
- 2008 – ISB Store and ISB Editions launched
- 2009 – ISB Convention at Penn State
- 2011 – ISB Convention at San Francisco State University
- 2013 – ISB Convention at Eastman School of Music
- 2015 – ISB Convention at Colorado State University
- 2017 – ISB Convention at Ithaca College
The ISB has a great history page on their website with more detailed information.
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