FREE - Welcome to the Doghouse: Try Out an Upright Bass w/ Chuck Ervin

Welcome to the Doghouse: Try Out an Upright Bass

with Chuck Ervin

Sunday, 8/13, 2-4pm, FREE


Discover the joy of playing this full-body instrument! If you’ve never played an upright bass — even if you’ve never played an instrument — come to this workshop, and you’ll be playing a song within the first 15 minutes. Basses are provided, of course. This is an open workshop, so you’re welcome to drop in anytime, even for a few minutes.


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Bassist Chuck Ervin performs swing music with the Sylvia Herold Ensemble, folk music with Euphonia, classic country with the Mike Stadler & Mary Gibbons Band, jazz and pop with guitarist Chris Grampp, and is an in-demand bassist in the Bay Area’s vibrant jazz and acoustic-music scenes.


He has worked with many other Bay Area musicians, including Bobby Black, Joe Craven, Ed Johnson, Jinx Jones, Keith Little, Tony Marcus, Jim Nunally, Jeff Sanford, Julian Smedley, and Radim Zenkl. He has also performed as an actor and musician in numerous stage productions, including “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” at the Freight & Salvage.


He studied jazz bass with Glenn Richman, bassist for famed vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and teaches bass at the Freight & Salvage, at music camps, and at his Oakland studio. Visit for more information.

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