Chicago Bass Ensemble

The Chicago Bass Ensemble is a unique chamber music ensemble made up exclusively of double bassists. Their music is an approachable of mix of compositions written for bass ensemble and transcriptions of pieces written for other ensembles.

If you are visiting this website after hearing us perform Rural Sketches at the Chicago Cultural Center, Welcome! Here are some thoughts about performance written just after the performance. There are also several blog posts about creating a premiere. And we invite you to join our mailing list for future news about the group.

While not often seen as a solo instrument, the double bass is capable of a wide variety of melodic and emotional expression.

You are probably about to ask “Wait, you mean four bass players? Aren’t there any other instruments?”

Yep, four bass players. Just bass. No other instruments. It’s one of the more unusual ensembles you’ll see this year. Who are the musicians of the Chicago Bass Ensemble?

Performances

Now’s a good time to visit our blog postings about our upcoming performances. You’ll want to know where you can see us live.

Musical Samples

You can also hear a few samples on SoundCloud.

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