Solo Bass Night is a series of ongoing solo bass events.

Our Mission is to:

  • Advance the art of solo bass in its countless varied expressions

  • To carry forward the tradition started with the first Freight and Salvage Solo Bass Nights in the Bay Area 

  • To shine a fresh light on this young instrument called electric bass and promote the idea of bass as a solo instrument

  • To inspire and encourage bassists of all backgrounds to consider the solo bassist within them

  • To bring listening enjoyment to the music-loving public and to introduce them to the artists of solo bass and their varied compositions

  • To make a case for out-of-the-box thinking, experimentation, bold and boundless creativity and creating beauty that touches 


The founding of “Bass Solo Night at the Freight and Salvage” occurred in the forums at in 2005 (probably in Michael Manring’s forum) where Jean Beaudin, Jeff Schmidt, Michael Manring, and Dave Grossman discussed it as an idea. 

We invite YOU to

come play:

submit your site or sample in the contact form!


We’d love for YOU to

come listen:

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We want to come to

YOUR town:

would you like to get involved?
Please get in touch!