Sunday, July 4, 2010

Acclaimed Musician Doug Johns to Present Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic at Owens, July 10 Then Show at the ground level Coffeehouse @ 7pm


Those that attend the clinic will get into the show for free, otherwise there is a $5.00 cover

The Ground Level Coffeehouse website




PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to gain insight into the musical career of acclaimed electric bassist, composer and clinician Doug Johns as Owens Community College presents a free Master Class and Electric Basic Clinic on Saturday, July 10.

Presented by the College’s School of Arts and Sciences on Findlay-area Campus and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus, Johns’ appearance at Owens will occur from 1-3 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. In addition, the College will host a reception for Johns prior to his presentation on Saturday from 12:30-1 p.m. The reception will take place in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic will feature discussion about Johns’ musical background as well as insight into forming a genuine connection with audiences as a musician. Highlighted topics will also include the importance of self promotion and marketing and the Internet as it relates to a professional career in the music industry. Additionally, Johns plans to share his musical talents with attendees during the clinic.

Johns began honing his skills at a very young by performing in various soul, funk, blues and jazz bands. From humble beginnings, the Cleveland-based musician has since entertained audiences worldwide with his electric jazz-funk/fusion sound. Johns has more than 25 years of bass experience and has worked with such musical talents as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles and Dweezil Zappa.

The culmination of Johns’ musical experiences led him to release his first critically-acclaimed solo CD “Doug Johns” in 2006. Johns has followed up his solo debut with the release of “Pocket Fulla Nasty” in 2008. The internationally-recognized bassist is currently performing as part of a two-person project, the Doug Johns Duo, featuring drummer Chris Ceja.

For additional information about the upcoming Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic, call (567) 429-3648 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3648.