Upright and electric bassist for live performance, session work and remote recording.
Original jazz/hip hop/electronic/folk music for soundtracks to film/video game/commercials or co-writing with other artists.
Mix, edit, overdub, remix, studio consultation.
Upright/Electric Bass, Piano, Guitar and Ukulele
I've been a freelance gigging upright and electric bassist in Seattle now for over a decade. I'm just as comfortable playing jazz in a hotel lobby to touring with a hip hop artist or a singer songwriter. Although I grew up a classical cellist, after a year in orchestra at the University of Washington I switched over to the jazz department and never looked back. Studying under the department's direction of pianist Marc Seales and bassist Doug Miller and Phil Sparks, I graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Bass Performance in 2005.
I've also worked hard to gig and study with experts outside of academia including Latin Jazz bassist Joe Santiago, Senegalese percussionist Ibrahama Camara and Seattle's funkiest guitarist Thaddeus Turner. Highlights in my gigging history include multiple performances at the Sasquatch and Bumbershoot festivals, tours across the US with singer songwriter Jenn Grinels, European and Canadian adventures with the celtic pop band The Paperboys and performing with the amazing Cajun soul artist Marc Broussard. As a composer I've written music for every band I've been a part of and scored several short films. As a producer I'm most recently proud of my work with my electronica-hip hop group Theoretics most recent release which has been played many times on KEXP 90.3 FM.