Latin Bass Grooves w/ Chuck Ervin

Thursdays, 8:30-9:45 pm, beginning September 14
$130.00 advance / $140.00 after September 4

(no class Oct. 19; makeup Oct. 26)
Register online


Not sure how to handle the groove when Latin-tinged songs get called in jams or on the bandstand? This introductory class will get your bass lines grooving for many Afro-Cuban styles that intersect with traditional folk, swing, and jazz music, including bossa nova, calypso, samba, mambo, salsa, and more. If you can play roots and fifths on the bass, you’re ready for this fun class!


Open to upright basses, bass guitars, electric basses, and ukulele basses. 




Bassist Chuck Ervin performs swing music with the Sylvia Herold Ensemble, folk music with Euphonia, classic country with the Mike Stadler & Mary Gibbons Band, jazz and pop with guitarist Chris Grampp, and is an in-demand bassist in the Bay Area’s vibrant jazz and acoustic-music scenes.


He has worked with many other Bay Area musicians, including Bobby Black, Joe Craven, Ed Johnson, Jinx Jones, Keith Little, Tony Marcus, Jim Nunally, Jeff Sanford, Julian Smedley, and Radim Zenkl. He has also performed as an actor and musician in numerous stage productions, including “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” at the Freight & Salvage.


He studied jazz bass with Glenn Richman, bassist for famed vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and teaches bass at the Freight & Salvage, at music camps, and at his Oakland studio. Visit for more information.

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