Grooving with the bow–can it be done on double bass?

Short answer: yes, and we have a special guest here to teach you how!

With Olivier Babaz · Montreal, Canada

About Olivier

A sought after bass player and composer, Olivier Babaz multiplies artistic projects and collaborations. He accompanies numerous artists and takes part in various bands.

Born and raised in Paris, he lived and built his musical path mainly in France, the Netherlands, and Reunion Island and has been established in Montreal since 2010.

After “La Lune de Kala”, Akoz Duo’s disc, “Midnight Cafeine” , “Virages” and “Odd Light”, Olivier presents its 5th album as a leader, ”Fragments” in which compositions find their way between modern jazz and acoustic rock, surprisingly incorporating elements of Reunion Island rhythms & contemporary music.

He has been developing the combination of Kalimba and acoustic bass, opening the possibilities of polyrhythmic playing with a unique texture.

He’s one of the official tutors & instructors at and holds Masterclasses and clinics. In 2019, he officially launched Midnight Cafeine Music to coordinate creative projects in Montreal, Paris, and Reunion Island.

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