Paul Hanson and Michael Manring: Electric Bassoon/Electric Bass Adventures

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Paul Hanson and Michael Manring: Electric Bassoon/Electric Bass Adventures

Bassoonist Paul Hanson and Bassist Michael Manring join forces for this special concert at The Back Room!

By Sam Rudin

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sunday, May 28 · 7pm PDT


The Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Berkeley-bred bassoon innovator Paul Hanson teams up with bass virtuoso Michael Manring for an evening of duo and solo performances from their vast repertoires.

Both Michael and Paul are known for their unique approach to their instruments. Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass guitar for decades. Over the last 25 years-Paul Hanson has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards in new genres on an instrument called the most classical of all woodwind instruments. Together they will create new sonic vistas in a series of solo and duo performances.

Although both have considerable solo careers, between the two of them their musical credits include such artists as Jon Batiste, Thomas Dolby, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wadada Leo Smith, Billy Cobham, Wadada Leo Smith, Eddie Money, Steve Morse, Wayne Shorter, Michael Hedges, Alex Degrassi, Jonas Hellebore and many, many others.

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show.

Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door.

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.

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Please note: Although masks are no longer required, we strongly encourage their use to keep everyone safe in our intimate space.

About the organizer

Organized by
Sam Rudin

Local musician Sam Rudin owns and operates The Back Room in downtown Berkeley, which honors his vision to recreate the cozy ambience of the original Freight & Salvage. Rudin describes his venture as a small space (100 people max), with great acoustics and comfortable seating, that showcases the musicians with respect and appreciation. This is a BYOB (21+), all ages listening space dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. For more information, please visit The Back Room's website.