Bass Forward Fundraiser

On June 13th, the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood will have a special “Celebration of the Bass” edition of their weekly Ultimate Jam Night.  Although Claus Freudenstein and Matt Hare now play double bass, they both started as guitarists who grew up playing Rock and Metal. They’ve arranged some of that Rock and Metal for double bass and will… Read more →

SoCal Bass Days 2017

These events are free, open to the public, and intended for musicians of all levels.

Jan 3, 7pm, Master Class with David Murray and Claus Freudenstein at Concordia University at Irvine.

Jan 4, 7pm, Concert with David Murray, Claus Freudenstein, Matt Hare, Spencer Baldwin, and other area bassists at Irvine High School.

This concert will be light, fun and inspire current and future young bassists. The evening will open with a few pieces performed by students from universities in the area and advanced high school students. Later, David Murray will perform B.B. Wolf, Claus Freudenstein will perform some Classic Rock transcriptions, Matt Hare and Spencer Baldwin will join them for some light bass quartet music, and the night will close with as many players as we can get on stage playing some bass choir arrangements.


Promotional flyers and handbills for download





Special thanks to everyone at Lemur Music for their support

Proko-Five Composition Prize

Bass Forward is pleased to announce its 2017 Proko-Five Composition Prize. The competition is for the best new 5-7 minute work for same instrumentation as Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor, op. 39: oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. APPLICATION: Items must be received by February 17th, 2017 – A PDF file of the full score – An MP3 audio… Read more →

It begins…

Bass Forward promotes and elevates the visibility of the double bass by underwriting recitals, master classes, and workshops. We are a nonprofit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of Bass Forward are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.   Our first two projects:   SoCal Bass Days with guests David… Read more →