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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, Clare Bowen, Kristin Chenoweth, and many others. I have provided original music for the ABC, USA, SyFy, and EPIX networks, JWT New York, License Lab, and Human Music.
Grammy Winning Bassist from Disney/Pixar's "Soul" --- Billboard-Charting Arranger - Quincy Jones, Jon Batiste & Late Show w/ Steven Colbert --- “Phil Kuehn is a master musician and arranger whose musical abilities are unparalleled in his generation. He's also the greatest person you'll ever meet and is my favorite bass player." - Jon Batiste
I am a Nashville-based bass player that has played on several platinum albums and singles as well as Grammy and Emmy winning songs. You might have heard me on a country song like Girl Crush or Pontoon by Little Big Town or on a singer-songwriter song by Matt Nathanson or Juliana Hatfield. I love my job, and I hope that it is evident in my playing.
Seasoned session bassist who's recording credits include Jack White, Alicia Keys, Willie Nelson, Parmalee, Avery Anna, Ronnie Milsap, Rayland Baxter, Tenille Arts, The Nashville Symphony, Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs, Erin Rae, Chester Thompson, Kelsey Waldon, Caroline Spence, and Tom Hiddleston(yes Loki) and others.
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.
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.
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 bassist with 20 years of experience in recording creative, groovy and high quality sounding bass lines. I love bringing deep pocket bass to songs, and always prioritize the music.
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!
From Quincy Jones to Fitz & The Tantrums; Manhattan Transfer to Matthew Morrison, I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from legendary artists, musicians and producers as a first call bassist in Los Angeles. I love collaborating and bringing my unique skills to the project! Hit the contact button and lets bring your music to life!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2x Grammy-nominated bassist w/ 22+ years of stage & studio experience on both Upright Bass (Americana/Acoustic/Bluegrass/Jazz/Folk) & Electric Bass (from Country to Pop to Modern Fusion). My credits include John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, The Earls of Leicester, The Transatlantic Sessions, Andy Wood, Martin Harley and many others.
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
Nicolás Ojeda, bass and double bass player from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I´m brand new on this platform but I´ve been in music for over 30 years. The last 10 years I´ve been developing my soloist career. Always enjoy collaborating in diverse music genres, I'm open minded to use different sounds and techniques to adapt the requirements of your song
Aaron Holthus is a professional bassist with 10+ years of experience performing and recording with diverse artists including the Grammy nominated One O'clock Lab Band. Holthus is at home both on the upright and electric bass, following in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, John Patitucci. Holthus works out of his home studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Hello! I've been playing for over 15 years in all kinds of projects from San Francisco to Argentina. Need a sweet, woody bass or banjo that ties it all together? I'm your man! Give me a beat, melody, charts or just hum the part and I'll get to work. You'll get a professionally recorded bass track delivered in HQ audio especially crafted for
Are you a singer/songwriter or composer/producer looking for Walking Basslines, R&B, Funk, or Bowed Bass tracks from an acoustic bass? (AKA upright bass, standup bass, double bass, contrabass, doghouse bass, bull fiddle...)
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 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.
Bassist with 15+ years studio experience, songwriter’s sensibilities & a keen ear for production value. Recording credits as a bassist include: Jz James (A Great Notion) Elijah Tucker (Saturn) Hee Young (So Sudden) Danica Dora (Lonely You) Joe Wulff (ghost under Water) Preslisa (There’s So Much World to See) & many more.
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'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.
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.
Netflix Series sessionist. Tours in Europe, Mexico, and Latin America. Specialized in Jazz, World, Rock, and Pop music. You will ALWAYS receive two bass tracks for your song (One simple and one complex). D.I line + external mic available. Fretless, Baby (Latin upright), Ukelele bass, Upright, and Synthbass at disposition.
Upright Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass tracking at The Piano Den - Nashville TN Also Acoustic piano tracks (Yamaha C6) and Vocal Recording. Recording artist Diane Marino is available for your tracks as well
Versatile and willing to go the extra mile to help make something unique. Played with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artists such as Laurie Lewis, as well as jazz musicians such as John Daversa. Banjoist, bassist, guitarist, arranger, composer and mixing engineer. maxschwartzmusic.com
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.
Having played acoustic (and electric) bass for 30+ years, I'm pleased to collaborate in songwriting and tracking bass for your song. Bass isn't just the bottom of your sound. It's the rhythm and often the counterpoint melody to your vocals or horn line. I'll provide what works across genres - jazz, funk, blues, R&B, hip hop, etc.
Hello! My name is Pere Bujosa, I am from Spain and I graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in Jazz Performance, I have also studied in Barcelona and Texas (University of North Texas). My main instruments are the double bass and the electric bass. I would love to work on your music and help you with your music vision!
I have been playing bass for 26 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.
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.
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.
Professional bassist, upright and electric, and composer, orchestrator, string arranger. I Have performed with Kronos Quartet, Rita Moreno, Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa, Eddie Duran, and many others.
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.
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.
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 live in Nashville and have played with artists ranging from bluegrass icon, Charlie Sizemore, to Angaleena Presley of The Pistol Annies and Brandy Clark. Some of my performance highlights include The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center, Bluegrass Underground, Carnegie Hall, Music City Roots.
Bassist and composer Andrea Veneziani performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians.
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
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.
Double bass player, he plays w/ Vinicio Capossela, the best Italian folksinger actually and has recorded with him for Universal Music with Marc Ribot, Alessandro Stefana, Jim White (P.J. Harvey). His goal is to bring contemporary techniques for double bass into popular music while respecting the composition, his style and what the music requires.
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