The annual “Merry Bassmas” event, hosted in McKinney, Texas, reached a new milestone this year. This event has been hosted for the past seven years by Shelly New.
2023 marked its biggest gathering yet, welcoming over a hundred bassists of various skill levels, from novices with barely four months of experience to seasoned professionals and educators.
This year, the renowned Jeff Bradetich led an engaging clinic and conducted a bass choir, contributing significantly to the event’s success. Bob Simmons and his bass friends enjoyed an enriching experience, demonstrating “Merry Bassmas” as a significant event in the Texas double bass community.