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Bass Magazine is, a new monthly digital publication with daily web and social media posts dedicated to being the leading light on the past, present and future of bass. From in-depth artist interviews and revealing gear reviews to thought-provoking columns and insightful lessons, Bass Magazine is your daily destination for everything low end. Bass Magazine is brought to you by the team that created and ran Bass Player magazine for its first 30 years. Headed by Editor in Chief Jon D’Auria, Senior Editor Chris Jisi, and Editor at Large Elton Bradman, the team includes Jonathan Herrera, Jim Roberts, Ed Friedland, Rod C. TaylorFreddy Villano, John Goldsby, Stevie GlasgowKarl Coryat, Bill Leigh, and Patrick Pfeiffer, with contributions from the top bassists in all genres and the most widely respected gear manufacturers.

Launching at NAMM 2019 with with extensive coverage of the show, Bass Magazine’s premiere issue will hit screens on March 1, featuring an exclusive interview with Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood and a lineup of features, gear reviews, transcriptions, columns, lessons, and record reviews to keep you up-to-the-minute informed on everything happening in the bass world. In addition, Bass Magazine will be organizing the first of our regular live bass events in the fall of 2019. Join us in shaping the future of bass!

Bass Magazine Staff:

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Jon D'Auria, Editor-in-Chief

Jon D’Auria has been a writer, editor, and photographer in bass journalism since 2006. After picking up the bass in 2000, he quickly became obsessed and submersed himself in the playing of his heroes and the history of the instrument. Upon landing his first writing gig, thanks to a leap of faith by Ed Friedland and Elton Bradman, he became a contributing writer and the Online Editor for Guitar World’s Bass Guitar magazine, and went on to write, edit, and photograph for Bass Guitar Magazine, Premier Guitar, iBass, Guitar World, Paste, Blender, Carved, The Grixer, and many others. He has now written for over 15 publications and has conducted over 250 musician interviews and counting. For the past seven years he’s been a contributing writer and the Web and Gear Editor for Bass Player. Upon the buyout of BP, he became one of the founders of Bass Magazine. When he’s not gabbing about bassists and gear, he keeps busy by gigging and traveling all over the map.

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Chris Jisi, Senior Editor

Chris Jisi is a New York City-born and based professional bassist and music journalist. Raised in a musical family, Chris tried violin and guitar before settling on acoustic bass in school and bass guitar at home, while in the 7th grade. Graduating York College in Jamaica, Queens with a degree in Jazz Performance and Studies, Chris gained experience in local dance bands. His recording credits range from Shaggy’s 2000 platinum album Hot Shot to the soundtrack of the 2009 hit movie Bride Wars. On the music journalism side, he had his first piece (an interview with bassist Lincoln Goines) published in Guitar Player magazine in 1982. He continued to write about bass players for Guitar Player, Guitar World, Musician, Drums & Drumming and other music publications until landing a staff writer position with Bass Player magazine upon its inception in 1990. He spent the next 28 years interviewing a who’s who of bassists in all styles (over 350 in all), eventually serving as BP’s Editor in Chief from 2014 to 2018. Along the way, he released two collections of his interviews, Brave New Bass, in 2003, and The Fretless Bass In In 2008. He also served as Artistic Director of Bass Player’s annual live event, Bass Player LIVE!, from 1998 to 2017. In addition, he created and hosted a dozen episodes of the interview show Inside Tracks on Brian Bromberg’s former internet radio station, Bass on the Broadband, and he is the artist consultant/assistant producer of the instructional app, Bass Guru.

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Elton Bradman, Editor-at-Large

Everett Elton Bradman, a percussionist since the age of seven, has enjoyed thousands of bass, drum, and percussion gigs, playing everything from funktastic ’70s/’80s classics, ’90s hip-hop, New Orleans second-line, live circus music, gospel-ish R&B, and dirty white blues to airtight Afrobeat, old school and contemporary jazz, sensitive singer-songwriter stuff, hot salsa/cumbia, and Polish Hare Krishna reggae (his bass contributions helped Madi Das’s Bhakti Without Bordersget nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age category in 2014). As a wordsmith, Elton—who has a BS in magazine journalism and an MFA in music/sound design for visual media—is proud of his contributions to a long list of publications (including Rolling Stone, Vibe, Premier Guitar, Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, and Drum!) and his role as editor for books by 21st-century bass icons Janek Gwizdala and Damian Erskine. Currently based in the Bay Area, Elton stays busy doing music and sound design for theater and film. He is a former editor-in-chief of Guitar World’s Bass Guitarmagazine and senior editor of Bass Player. Say hello at eltonsounds.com!

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Tim Hill, General Manager

Tim is a consumer electronics veteran, having served as a National Sales Manager or Director of SalesatLogitech, Sonos, Western Digital, iSmartAlarm, Ecovacs Robotics & Joy Familytech starting in 2004. Tim’s start in the consumer electronics industry with Monster Cable led to managing manufacturer’s representatives and a stint with Artist Relations from 2001 to 2004. A lifelong music fan, Tim grew up listening to various genres of music and enjoys tinkering with audiophile equipment. Tim’s educational background includes studying Music Publicity at San Francisco State University, a graduate of Business Administration at Golden Gate University and earned a Master Certificate in Music Business from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. He currently serves as a Co-chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee of the U.S. Capitol Page Alumni Association. Tim plays Mike Lull & Warwick basses and Mark Bass amplification with Tech21 and DBX rackmount processors. Tim is a San Francisco Bay Area native currently residing in Oakland, CA.