Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop at UNT

The 17th Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop at The University of North Texas will be June 12-16, 2017. Registration is OPEN at

Prof. Lynn Seaton has established himself as one of the leading performers and teachers of jazz bass in the world today. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his Annual Jazz Double Bass Workshop. This intimate workshop is limited to 15 upright bass players. (The UNT Combo Workshop accepts electric and upright bass players.) These spots are first-come/first-served, and thus your spot is not fully secured until you have made your Final Payment and completed registration.

Remaining spots as of Thursday, 05/25/2017: 4 spots

You can learn more about Professor Seaton on his website .

Topics to be covered include:

  • Upright technique
  • Developing walking bass lines
  • Small group playing with a rhythm section
  • Theory
  • Jazz Bass History
  • Listening to Recordings
  • Bass Ensembles

The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop will offer an intensive week of study and performance opportunities for the jazz upright bassist. Classes include bass line development bass ensembles, and daily sessions on technique. Also, participants will have an opportunity to perform with a rhythm section and be coached. Outstanding faculty concerts will be presented throughout the week. It starts with registration early Monday morning and concludes with the Friday evening Bass Bash concert where ALL the participants will perform. The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop is open to advanced high school (14+), college, professional, and serious amateur bassists.

If you are new to the double bass, please consider attending Professor Bradetich's beginner or intermediate workshop. Here is the link: Annual Bradetich Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp. For information about workshop registration, contact the Jazz Studies office at or (940) 565-3743. For information about the workshop content, contact Lynn Seaton, (940) 369-7639; email:

Photo by Jack Unzicker. Click for larger version. LYNN SEATON JAZZ DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP TYPICAL SCHEDULE Out of town participants arrive Sunday evening and check into housing. Monday will start with registration 9-10 AM in the jazz office # 284. The days are typically as follows: 9:30 - 11:00 Technique 11:15 - 12:00 Listening Session 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 3:30 Rhythm Section Participants take turns playing with a rhythm section and receive coaching. 3:40- 4:00 Technique Review 4:00 - 5:00 Bass Ensembles 5:00 - 7:30 Practice time and Dinner 07:30 Faculty Concert FRIDAY NIGHT WILL FINISH WITH A BASS BASH CONCERT AT 7:30 PM WHERE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL PERFORM IN BASS ENSEMBLES. FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE INVITED! Most people from out of town check into the dorm on Sunday night and check out Friday morning. You can store your luggage in the workshop room until after the final concert. If you want to stay Sunday AND the following Friday night, check the extra day on the registration form. Photos from the 2016 workshop Click on the image to see a larger version.