Russell Tessier

Session Bassist & Producer

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I am a professional upright and electric session bassist in Los Angeles, California. I am also a guitarist, keyboardist, programmer and producer, songwriter and lyricist. If you need funk, pop, trap ,hip-hop, fusion or jazz bass tracked on anything you want from upright, fretted or fretless electric or banging synth/keybass, I am your guy!

Russell Tessier is a professional upright and electric bassist originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan currently and permanently residing in Los Angeles. Growing up 30 Miles from Detroit, Russell spent years working as a musician in the legendary musical environs of Detroit and learning from musical masters such as Jazz Giant Saxaphonist Donald Walden among others. Russell also was educated at The New School for Jazz and spent time while there playing in New York City and learning from the myriad jazz legends on faculty as well as playing gigs with fellow students like Robert Glasper. Russell has quickly become a respected and busy Bassist in the professional music community of Los Angeles due to his professionalism, reliability and comfortabilty playing any idiom of music, great reading skills, chops and versatility to perform on electric, fretless or upright bass.

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Ian Roller & Xavier Taplin, Mr. Clean

I was the Bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

3 revisions, 2-5 day turnaround depending on the project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bruno Mars
  • Zapp
  • Ty Dolla $ign
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz bass
  • Fender Jazz Fretless
  • Fender elite 5
  • Novation Bassstation 2
  • KORG G5
  • Future Impact
  • UAD Apollo twin
  • Boss Oc2
  • too much to even mention all!
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