James Paolano

Session Bassist and Producer

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I specialize in writing bass lines for songs (bass guitar as well as some electronic) as well as reading down music as a session player. One notable bass performance was playing bass on stage with gold selling artist and hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow in Harlem. I have also tracked bass for American idol finalist Julia Gargano in recent months.

While I definitely feel extremely comfortable reading sheet music as well as recording bass tracks remotely or in a studio setting, I have a large background in music to bring to the table. I grew up playing guitar at a young age, a skill I still retain and have used on released music while working with artists. While I mention performing as a bassist with Hip-Hop legend Kurtis blow I also have extensive experience in other genres. I grew up playing jazz (and classical) extensively and continued my study of the genre (jazz) by being a paid session player at Berklee on jazz sessions as well as anything that was being recorded by students in the studio at the time.
I also have much experience in the realm of popular music and rock music having performed or recorded with The Voice contestant Delaney Silvernell (Times Union Arena) as well as American Idol top 10 finalist Julia Gargano (ep to be released soon). At Berklee I have studied both writing and production extensively as a contemporary writing and production major. I have experience mixing an producing live recordings as well as music recorded in a studio setting. I also am proficient in writing scores and am available to write vocal parts as well as instrumental parts to your demos or tracks.

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  1. Review by Belinda Ligotino
    by Belinda Ligotino

    James was very proficient and excited to produce my song! I was new to songwriting and James was very thoughtful while bringing my song to life. Highly recommend him as a producer and bass player. He is very unique, works hard, and gets the job done.

Sweet Honey Peaches by WhaleTail

I was the Mixing engineer, Producer, and bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

I am willing to work with my clients to make them happy. Trying to break into this scene and would love to make your project better in anyway I can help.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dua Lipa
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • J. Cole
Gear Highlights
  • Fender 4 string Bass
  • Fender 5 string Bass
  • Pro-tools
  • Logic X Pro
  • Reason
  • Ableton
  • Scarlet 3rd gen 4i4
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let me know what your best offer is, always willing to work out a deal