Top Upright Bass Players for hire
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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist with 30 years of professional experience and a passion for recording. I care deeply about shaping the song and finding ways to elevate the music, with a goal of complete communication, from booty, to heart, to mind.
Hello! I've been playing bass for over 15 years in all kinds of projects from San Francisco to Argentina. Need a sweet, woody bassline that ties it all together? I'm your man! Give me a beat, melody, charts or just hum the bassline and I'll get to work. You'll get a professionally recorded bass track delivered in HQ audio especially crafted for
Get your bass track recorded on acoustic and electric bass. I'm Alex Rocha from Rio de Janeiro. I've got a Latin Grammy Award certification for my contribution on singer Emílio Santiago's live CD "Só Danço Samba ao vivo" , winner on 2012. I can play in many styles like Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin Rhythms, R'n'B, Rock, Funk, etc.
I put all my energy into your music to ensure you are happy with the results. I love what I do even after 4,500 gigs and 100+ album credits. For the sake of your career, my career, and good music in general I hold myself to very high standards and guarantee we will work well together no matter what kind of project you are working on.
My artist roster includes Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Indigo Girls, Robert Plant, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Rita Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Kristin Chenoweth, etc. My music has been heard on projects for the ABC, USA, SyFy, and EPIX networks, JWT New York, License Lab, and Human Music.
Upright and Electric Bassist and Arranger. Has arranged for Quincy Jones. Formerly the bassist with Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human. Other performance and/or recording credits include Harry Connick Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Tony Bennett. Arranging credits include Late Show w/ Steven Colbert and Jonathan Batiste.
I have performed with figures ranging from Donovan to Yusef Lateef and have years and years of experience on acoustic bass, electric bass and guitar in styles ranging from jazz to funk to rock to salsa, dub, afrobeat and more. As an experienced producer and arranger I love using what I know to create something unique.
Bass and Tango expert for Yo Yo Ma, Shakira, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Lalo Schifrin, and countless artists around the world, Latin Grammy winner and Grammy nominee Argentine born PABLO ASLAN opens his Brooklyn studio for bass recordings (acoustic, electrics) and Tango & Electrotango production.
Versatile bassist and engineer, quick to pick up tunes and bring musicality to move your songs forward. Let me help listeners stomp their feet to your tunes with a solid upright bass part!
I'm a professional classical trained, and improvising bass player musician from Hungary I’ve been doing lots of acoustic and electric bass work both live and in studio with a wide range of artists and bands.
Quick, one stop shop for your bass needs. I've appeared on recordings alongside Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M., The Posies), Vicki Peterson (Bangles), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Levon Henry (Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Toussaint), and John Convertino (Calexico, Iron & Wine). I also bring my expertise as an engineer and producer to the tracks.
I'm a Grammy-nominated bassist w/ extensive experience in studio and live, on both the Upright and Electric bass, in the US and UK. Performance appearances include Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, The Earls of Leicester, The Transatlantic Sessions, Martin Harley, Sarah Siskind and many others. Check out my Soundcloud playlist below for demos! Thanks!
I have been playing bass for 20 years, I earned a masters degree from The Juilliard School and am a full time orchestral musician. I have extensive studio recording experience, working with bands, solo artists, orchestras and chamber ensembles; performing on both electric bass and double bass.
I've been playing upright bass professionally for over 25 years, in countless NYC bands; jazz, experimental, indie. I have also been mixing records for other artists for the past ten years.
I'm a composer/arranger bassist and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in LA studying composition and double bass at USC. I've performed and recorded with artists such as David Binney, Louis Cole, Justin Brown, Steve Lehman, and Ambrose Akinmusire. I play violin, viola, double bass, electric bass and am proficient in Logic for remote recording.
In demand as a creative Double Bass session player and touring musician. Fluent in all styles and flexible when it comes to working from complex charted arrangements or creating original parts by ear. I've played on many albums, appeared in theatre productions, on television and toured worldwide.
Solid, groovy and spiritual. Playing in both the Upright and Electric realms of the bass I have found myself encompassing the sound of various styles. Having played and recorded with Jazz greats as well as in Classical Orchestras, pop bands, bass and DJ live remixes, Sound healing meditations, toured with an Americana act and so much more.
I'm a bassist with jazz, legit and pop experience. I want to help singer/songwriters by recording solid bass parts for their songs, and film/commercial producers with real bass on their tracks.
I'm a degreed musician, specializing in upright and electric bass as well as cello. Also adept at synth programming and writing songs to lyrics. Whatever your needs are I'm here to help.
A seasoned professional who has seen and it all as a working musician in NYC for 15 years, from working with Tony-nominated Broadway singers, to recording with Grammy-winning engineers. I can play just about anything you're looking for, and be the easiest guy you've ever worked with.
Years of playing Bass in orchestra, before jumping into the world of being a freelance musician in bands stretching from hardcore punk and Americana to Funk and blues. While going through a journey of mastering the Logic Pro X DAW producing and engineering for Hiphop artist, RnB artist, Synth Pop, and Garage punk. I have a large repertoire to offer
I craft baselines with great care and attention to detail, all while maintaining big picture phrasing and musical momentum. I currently tour and record with the James Hunter Six. I'm now including BOTH upright AND electric bass for any song that you might want to have both options for; all for my standard 1 song fee. :)
I'm a Electric Bass and Double-Bass player, working since 23 years as live player and studio sessions. I played on more than 50 productions as player, arranger and composer. I worked with Bobby Durham, Jimmy Cobb, Benny Golson, Archie Shepp, Albert "Tootie" Heat, Mickey Roker, Paul Jeffrey, Hal Singer, Jesse Davis, Eliot Zigmund, Joe De Francesco
Hello! I'm an electric and upright bass player with over two decades of professional experience as a performer, band leader, session player, musical director, and music educator. I've also been a full-time university bass professor for over 8 years as well as toured and recorded all over the world.
Portuguese Double Bassist and composer based in NYC and Lisbon; more than 15 years of professional experience in bands: Jazz, Indie, Experimental. I want to bring your song to the highest level, putting my feel and knowledge into your musical vision. I have a grounded bass sound, I can improvise, read and bow since I'm classical trained as well.
I recorded as a sideman over 50 albums, 5 original albums. I performed with some of the best jazz musicians, and I won many important scholarships, such us Focusyear, Global Jazz Institute of Berklee. Open to a huge range of styles, I can offer a deep interpretation of any music you want, with vocals and with the bass.
Bass for all your musical needs. I've worked with many artists in many genres. I take direction well and have the experience to offer helpful insight when needed. I have high end basses (old and new) and am known equally for my tone and feel. I have excellent reading skills and am prompt with communication and meeting deadlines.
Are you a singer/songwriter or composer/producer looking for Walking Basslines, R&B Grooves, Funk Patterns or Bowed Bass tracks from an acoustic bass? (AKA upright bass, standup bass, double bass, contrabass, doghouse bass, bull fiddle...)
I do remote sessions for film/TV/media composers from my studio. I have played on a wide variety of shows and releases in varying styles. Whether you need bass for several film cues, a whole album or just one song, get in touch and I'm sure I'll be able to help.
As a graduate with honours from Leeds College of Music I have since performed throughout the world on both Electric and Double bass. Recent highlights include playing for multi platinum UK RnB star Gabrielle and supporting the great Chick Corea whilst playing for EARL at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Welcome to my remote double bass recording service. I am open to all kinds of styles and colaborations. I have a great home studio setup where I spend my time recording double bass parts for independant artists, library music composers and my own projects and colaborations. No session is too big or too small and I'm work hard for a quick turnaround
You've never heard bass quite like this before. With the professional accreditation and experience to show for it, your track will have that deep sound you're looking for. An MFA graduate in Bass Performance from California Institute for the Arts and USC and a decade's worth of professional experience on bass guitar and upright bass.
Multi Genre, Multi Instrumentalist and Producer, with professional level recording studio. Reference: Nathan East- First Call L.A Session Bassist “I look forward to hearing more, you sound amazing, and to do all that on a four string fender bass, congratulations!”
I live in Nashville and have played with artists ranging from bluegrass icon, Charlie Sizemore, to Angaleena Presley of The Pistol Annies. Some of my performance highlights include The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center, Bluegrass Underground, Carnegie Hall, Music City Roots.
Well rounded and experienced Upright and Electric Bassist with a stylistically versatile and engaging approach. Veteran of a dozen Broadway tours and off-Broadway shows. Co-creator of "You All Everybody", a tribute band to the television show LOST that sings about polar bears.
I'll give you a Bass line - electric bass or double bass - to fit whatever music you're making and give it an edge that differentiates it from other tracks. Classicaly trained double bass player and electric bass player of many genres. I can also provide give you some pretty unique arrangements of acoustic and 12-string guitars.
Whether it's reaching the finals on America's Got Talent Season 7 or it's flying to Saudi Arabia to play the world's largest harp -- it don't mean A THING if you don't have that BASS line.
M.Mus. Orchestral Double bass Guildhall School of Music London, UK. Performed with many major musicals in London's West End. Orchestral, Jazz (double bass) and Pop (bass guitar) recording sessions for film, television and commercials for BBC Films, Miramax, BBC Television and Radio at Abbey Road Studios, Sphere Studios and Angel Studios, London
TOP UK SESSION BASSIST + CHROMATIC HARMONICA PLAYER. Andy's played on many celebrated + award winning albums. He's worked with jazz legends, famous singer songwriters + arabic musicians. He's produced albums for singer songwriters + his album 'Bee For Bass'. A very lyrical player who enjoys bouncing off the words as well as digging into a groove.
I am a passionate life-long creator of music. I was raised in South Carolina as the only son of one of the oldest family owned record stores in the USA. I have performed live as bassist with artists as diverse as bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and pop-rock platinum star Edwin McCain. I have toured nationally and overseas.
I am an active, professional jazz double bassist who holds a masters degree in jazz performance from McGill University offering to record double bass and/or electric bass for your project.
Do you want a custom made backing track? An arrangement of your music? An original song recorded? Pro quality performance in the style you're looking for. Professionally competent on bass, drums, guitar, vocals, keyboards, and more.