Bass Clinic with Michael League (Snarky Puppy) SOLD OUTWorkshop
Rocklab is very proud to announce a special Bass Clinic with 4-string virtuoso Michael League. This gifted musician is not only a talented bass player but also the bandleader of the sensational Snarky Puppy. Participants will have the opportunity to witness Michael's great talent during several demonstrations and to exchange and discuss all things bass, groove, technique and creativity.
On May 10 2017
At the Rockhalstudio
From 19:00 to 19:45
- SOLD OUT -
About Michael League:
Michael League is a 2-time Grammy Award-winning, 3- time Grammy nominated bassist, guitarist, producer, composer, arranger, songwriter, label owner, studio owner, and bandleader based out of Brooklyn, New York. This highly trained musician runs the instrumental music ensemble Snarky Puppy, whose grass-roots approach to the changing music industry has met major critical and commercial success, as well as two Grammy awards in three years. As a bassist and guitarist, he has worked with a diverse range of artists in pop (David Crosby, Laura Mvula, Lalah Hathaway), gospel (Kirk Franklin, Walter Hawkins, Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton), jazz (Ari Hoenig, Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke), and world (Salif Keïta, Carlos Malta, Väsen, Susana Baca) music. He is currently producing solo albums for David Crosby and Salif Keïta, as well as seven new independent artists.
Moreover, seeking to capitalize on the music-hungry, audiophile fanbase that developed around Snarky Puppy, Michael launched the imprint GroundUP Music under the umbrella of indy label Ropeadope Records in 2011. He immediately signed eight new, unknown artists including Banda Magda, Bill Laurance, and the Funky Knuckles. With the growth of the label, GroundUP went fully independent in 2016 and accumulated a roster of both well-known and upcoming acts in an ambitious year of over a dozen releases.
Due to an intense travel schedule, Michael has been without a physical address for the last two years. He has moved back to Brooklyn in the fall of 2016 to open the new incarnation of Atlantic Sound Studios, a full-production recording space set to be the center of the GroundUP audio and video community. Recently, he also launched a new band, Bokanté.
Michael is passionately committed to music education and outreach, having given clinics and masterclasses at over 200 schools around the world. He is active as a guest speaker in international music business panels and works regularly with non-profit organizations in an effort to better serve the community at large through the arts.