Michael Manring checks in from the road to announce new tour dates, a new album, and bass camp appearances

From Michael:

Greetings from Italy!

I'm finishing up a trip here recording with my friend Gianfranco Continenza and playing some shows with the amazing acoustic guitarist Finaz and the wonderful singer-songwriter Jackie Perkins -- and eating lots of great pasta! I have several local gigs coming up when I get home. Please have a look at the calendar below and swing by if you can. I'm especially hoping you'll be able to attend our show at the Freight & Salvage on Wed. April 10. Also on the bill are guitarist Don Ross and a great duo called Glass House. The Freight is a fantastic listening room and getting a nice turnout there would bode well for future gigs!

I'm looking forward to doing some teaching this summer. I'll be returning to the Golden Gate Bass Camp July 23-28. This is a wonderful event open to bass players of all types and skill levels and I'll be working closely with students in group and private sessions. Please have a look at: http://goldengatebasscampsf.com and let's see if we can take your bass playing to the next level.

I'm also happy to say I'll be joining the band The Aristocrats for their "Aristocamp" June 18-21 in Big Indian, NY. These guys are amazing musicians, so it ought to be something special.

In recording news, I recently did a duet with Turkish bassist Ahmad Hani where we both played our acoustic bass guitars. You can have a listen here: 

And finally, I'm getting ever closer to the release of a new solo bass album. It's called "Small Moments" and the music is all done. I'm just working on the artwork and packaging, so I hope to have news soon!

Thanks for your interest in my musical world!

Michael

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Venerdì 15 marzo

MARINA di PIETRASANTA (LU), Il Rosolaccio Food & Music,

Via Versilia 157 – concerto h.22

info: 347 8225775 – www.facebook.com/SilviaFleaRicci/

With FInaz

Sabato 16 marzo

ROMA, L’Archivio 14, Via Lariana 14 – concerto h.22

info: 06 89561754 – info@larchivio14.it

clinic h.15,30 all’ Accademia Musicale LIZARD di Roma,

c/o Legend Studio, Via Albano 46/A – info: 328 4173096

With Finaz

Domenica 17 marzo

VELLETRI (Roma) Auditorium Casa delle Culture e della Musica, P.zza Trento e Trieste

clinic h.15 e concerto h.18

info: 392 9993934 – direzioneartisticafondazione@gmail.com

With Finaz

Saturday March 23, 2019

Oddfellows Hall

526 Main St

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Solo, also appearing guitarists Mark Lemaire and Mark Kostrzewa

Sunday March 24, 2019

Tallman Hotel

9550 Main St.,

Upper Lake CA 95485

Tel. 707-275-2244

Afternoon concert and conversation with Motoshi Kosako and Paul McCandless

Thursday March 28, 2019

Private concert

San Francisco, CA

Friday April 5, 2019

Riceland Hall inside A-State Fowler Center

217 Olympic Drive

Jonesboro, AR 72401

As part of Todd Mosby's New Horizons Ensemble

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison St

Berkeley, CA 94704

Solo, also appearing Glass House and guitarist Don Ross

Sunday April 14, 2019

Village Theatre Art Gallery

233 Front Street

Danville, CA

7:30PM

with Jazz Harpist Motoshi Kosako

Saturday April 27, 2019

Oakland, CA

Details coming soon!

with Jazz Harpist Motoshi Kosako

June 18-21, 2019

The Aristocamp

Full Moon Resort

Big Indian, NY

www.aristocamp.com

Instruction and performances

With Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, Francis Dunnery, Chad Wackerman

July 23-28, 2019

Golden Gate Bass Camp

Drew School

2901 California St

San Francisco, CA 94115

Solo instruction / performance

September 5-15, 2019

Tour in Germany

Details coming soon!

With guitarist Tony Kaltenberg

Thursday November 14, 2019

Jan Serr Studio

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2155 N Prospect Ave F6

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Solo performance