Bass Clinic with Curtis FreemanLIVE
The Co-op has a variety of essential workshops formulated for the development of professional skills, digital and creative innovation and ongoing membership while fostering the essence of sustainability. With a reach of a hundred Ontario artists and counting, The Co-op offers 150 workshops that allow artists to expand their knowledge surrounding the music industry and supports the shift to a digital-focused environment. During the workshop "Bass Clinic" led by “Curtis Freeman”, questions and discussion will be held to present a deeper look at the professional music industry.
Curtis Freeman is one of Canada’s most ‘in demand’ bass players, studio bassists and music educators. Curtis has travelled and performed in over forty countries worldwide, working with several talented Pop, Rock, Country, World Music, Gospel, and Jazz groups. Curtis has performed with several award winning musicians including Canadian rockers Kim Mitchell, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Colin James, Treble Charger, Aboriginal Artist Susan Aglukark, 80's rap icon (and Grammy nominee) Tone Lōc as well as Grammy winners Paul Brown (Luther Vandross), Liberty Silver, and Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Hill. In 2017, Curtis was hired as bassist for nine-time Grammy nominee, Hollywood ‘walk of fame’ recipient and smooth jazz saxophone sensation Dave Koz. Curtis was featured in two PBS Specials backing Canadian Guitar master Pavlo: ‘Live from Kastoria’ (Greece) and ‘Pavlo Live from Guadalajara’ (Mexico). Both TV Specials are currently being broadcast across American television on almost 100 PBS stations. Curtis toured with Pavlo across Canada opening for José Feliciano and The Tenors, playing large sold-out venues including the Air Canada Centre. Curtis is a music instructor at Centennial College in the heart of Toronto’s busy music scene. Curtis is a music theory instructor at Metal Works Institute in Mississauga Ontario. Regarded as one of North America's best recording studios, countless hit songs and albums have been recorded at Metal Works, boasting artists such as Drake, Prince, and David Bowie.