A new ensemble of 12 double bassists has its debut concert on Friday 10 June at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. The Bassment comprises six jazz bassists and six classically trained bassists. The jazz section is led by Lex Futshane, one of South Africa's leading jazz bassists, and the classical section is headed by Christi-Louise Swanepoel, principal bassist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. An hour-long TV documentary about the ensemble will be shown on South African channel SABC2 this August or September.