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Bass-Bassoon Extravaganza feat. Michael Manring & OoN

Presented by Fenix at Fenix, San Rafael CA

Apr 23 2017
Bass-Bassoon Extravaganza feat. Michael Manring & OoN

Celebrate the low end in its highest forms with the Bass-Bassoon Extravaganza featuring Michael Manring and OoN—the bass-bassoon duo of Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson.

Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible on bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovation always make an impression, it’s his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that touches listeners most.

In his solo concerts, Michael weaves together his musical influences into a tapestry that’s rich with expression, virtuosity, humor, and meaning. Michael Manring has garnered two gold records, GRAMMY® and Bammy nominations, a Berklee School of Music distinguished alumni award, two “Just Plain Folk” awards, and numerous more. As LP Carson of The Napa Register puts it: “Michael Manring can do more with a bass than even the most creative individual could imagine!”

OoN, with its unlikely combination of bass and bassoon, creates beautiful melodic, grooving Chamber Jazz. Paul Hanson has had a stellar career as an innovative Jazz bassoonist for over twenty years. His credits include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Ray Charles, and many others. Ariane Cap is a sought-after bassist, educator, and author. She’s performed with Muriel Anderson, The Sippy Cups, Carlos Reyes, Generation Esmeralda, Tempest, and is the bestselling author of Music Theory for the Bass Player.



Contact: 415.813.5600


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919 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901


Aside from the many street-side parking spaces, there are 3 parking lots / garages within one to two blocks of the venue. There is a two story large parking structure behind the Fenix. If you can’t find a space there, seek out the lot at Lootens Place and fifth street (1-1/2 blocks away) and the multi floor lot at A and third streets (2 blocks away).


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