Above it all he is a supreme musician, with a singular, unique voice on his instrument. Mike has taken his revolutionary approach, unparalleled technique and mastery of the instrument and combined it with a sense of musicianship, lyricism and beauty that transcends the site of a solo bassist on stage.” - Max Valentino

— Talkbass.com

Michael DImin: The Art of Solo Bass

Art of the Bass

Michael Dimin

A TEDx featured performer, Mike Dimin has dedicated the past 25 years to expanding the role of the bass and educating a legion of bassists to the possibilities that lie within themselves and their instrument. Mike has been a artist/clinician for Fodera, MTD, Zon, and Pavel Instruments. Guitars, Euphonic Audio and Phil Jones Amps. Boomerang Music and DR strings. Mike has been given the opportunity to combine the two things he loves most, playing and teaching bass. Brian Ostro of London, England states, “I find your music incredibly inspiring. Your rendition of "Autumn Leaves" is an amazingly beautiful piece, which gives me many joys. Your looping work has changed the way I see the instrument! Thank you for doing what you do!” Mike has been featured in Bass Player Magazine, Bassics Magazine, Global Bass Magazine as well on internet sites such as Talkbass, For Bass Players Only and The International Institute of Bass. He has conducted workshops, master classes and performances from Los Angeles to Istanbul and has been featured at some of the most prestigious bass events such as Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp, BassQuake 2003, The Detroit Bass Festival, The Bass Collective and was the founder of the NAMM Bass Bash. Gerald Veasley has stated, "We'll definitely have you back at a future BBC. You are an awesome educator!”

“Joe Pass inspired chord melodies seamlessly integrated with spontaneous loops create lush arrangements of everything from Jazz standards to R&B and pop classics to Mike’s original ethereal, melodic jazz. His sense of melody and soloing has been compared to everyone from Kenny Burrell to Pat Metheny and his innovation on the bass has been mentioned in the same breath as the legends, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten. His CD “Big Droppins” fills the void left by the loss of Jaco Pastorius” says the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner, Pat Humphries. David Winstead says, “Your playing continues to amaze everyone.”

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