Grammy winner return with pal to perform at Central

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Photo courtesy of Victor Wooten

Steve Bailey (L) and Victor Wooten make up the duo Bass Extremes.

Multiple Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten will perform at San Jacinto College Central Campus Oct. 21 to benefit the Brittany Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

Fellow renowned bass player Steve Bailey will join Wooten as part of the collaborative duo, Bass Extremes.

 

Last year, Wooten’s concert raised $16,000 for the scholarship fund that provides tuition for Audio Engineering students at San Jac.

 

According to Audio Engineering professor Angela Beyer, students can expect the concert to continue as an annual event.

 

“It might be different groups, but we’d like to make it a yearly concert series,” Beyer said.

 

According to his official website, Wooten was voted one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2011. He was also voted Bassist of the Year three times by Bass Player Magazine.

 

Besides working with Bailey, the acclaimed musician has worked with many big names including, Susan Tedeschi, The Dave Matthews Band and Chick Corea.

 

Professor and Director of Audio Engineering Les Williams is the man behind the concert. He has been a professor at San Jac for over 20 years and has even worked with major recording artists such as The Steve Miller Band.

 

According to Williams, he was able to organize the event at a lower cost because of his friendship with Wooten

 

“Not only is it a great experience for people to witness world-class musicianship, but it also provides scholarships to audio students,” Williams said.

 

Meanwhile, Williams is working on bringing other big names to perform for the memorial fund.

 

“I’m working right now to try and get Lyle Lovett in maybe next year,” Williams said. “When next year gets around, we’ll probably have something under our hats to keep this annual event going.”

 

Bass Extremes will perform at 8 p.m., Oct. 21, in Slocomb Auditorium.  Advance purchase tickets will be $25 and are available at bassextremes.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the show for $30.

 

Students can buy tickets on the same website for $10 with a student discount code. The code is available to students who email their name and a copy of their valid student ID to sjccmusic@gmail.com.

 

Tickets are also available at the Monte Blue Music Building front desk. Further information is available at 281-476-1832.