Top Upright Bass Players for hire
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I have been a member of Steve Earle and The Dukes, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, toured and recorded with Rufus Wainwright for a decade and recently played on the 2021 Latin Grammy winning Album "El Pozo Brilliante" by Vicentico. I Produce and Mix from my upstate home studio and GB's Juke Joint www.gbsjukejoint.com in Long Island City NY.
I've recorded and/or performed with Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Indigo Girls, Robert Plant, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Rita Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Kristin Chenoweth, and many others. My corporate clients include ABC, USA, SyFy, Amazon Prime, NFL, EPIX, JWT New York, License Lab, and BIgger Story Music.
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.
2021 Grammy Nominated Bassist for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie “Blackstar”, Empire of the Sun, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana, One of the best at what I do.
Seasoned session bassist who's recording credits include Jack White, Alicia Keys, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, 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.
I play bass and sing and specialize in the area where folk and bluegrass meet indie rock. I can record high quality tracks remotely. Let's make some 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
The double bass player Mihalis Kalkanis stands out among the representatives of the new generation of Greek jazz musicians. He comes from a musical family and participates in the most important forms of the genre. He is a particularly daring and creative musician and composer, successfully experimenting and offering us unpredictable music.
Upright & Electric Bass tracksAlex Rocha, Rio de Janeirofavorite_borderfavorite
Alex Rocha is a session upright and electric bass player based in Rio de Janeiro. He got a Latin Grammy Award for his contribution on singer Emílio Santiago's live CD "Só Danço Samba ao vivo" , winner on 2012. Alex can play in many styles like Bossa Nova, Latin, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Samba, R'n'B, Rock, Funk, and many more.
A bass that fits your needs! Whether it's a punchy bass line, walking bass or melodic bowed lines you have come to the right place.
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.
I put all my energy into your music to ensure you are happy with the results. I love what I do even after 5,000 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.
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.
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.
Solid groove. Wooden upright bass sound. Playing lots of styles authentically. 15 years of experience.
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!
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.
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
Session BassistPete Orlanski, Los Angelesfavorite_borderfavorite
Solid, groovy and real. I like to lay it down and offer a living, breathing pulse for your tracks. I absolutely love playing the bass, and your tracks will never sound more heard.
Bass player for Pharoah Sanders and Steve Harley
Professional Arranger, Producer, Studio and Live Session Musician based in Treviso, Italy
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.
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
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 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 specialize in creative double bass parts and have contributed and played music for many projects ranging from hip hop to Ken Burns' Vietnam and Mayo Clinic.
I've played upright bass and electric bass on a lot of gigs and recordings. I love playing jazz, R&B, rock, and Americana music.
Professional Audio Mixing, Mastering, and Session Bass Tracking Services for Independent Artists, Producers, Mixing Engineers, Recording Studios, and Labels.
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...)
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.
Bass isn't just the bottom of your sound—it's the rhythm and often the counterpoint melody to your vocals or horn line. With 30+ years of experience, I'll bring adaptability across genres like jazz, funk, blues, R&B, hip hop, and beyond. Let's create unforgettable music together and make your tracks truly shine.
Pro bassist all stylesSascha Jacobsen, San Franciscofavorite_borderfavorite
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
From Bluegrass to Death Metal and everything in between. Bass for all occasions. Upright Bass, Fretless and fretted electric bass work.
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 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.
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!”
If you're reading this, then you must need some low end in your life. Good. Good for you, Good for both of us.
I will record the basslines you need!
Top-shelf upright bassist and recording artist who's recorded on Grammy-nominated albums, and with artists like H.E.R., Joy Williams, Ricky Skaggs, Ben Rector, Marc Scibilia and many more.
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'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.
Hello, my name is Maciej. I am a PRO double bass player with almost 20 years of experience and more than 60 recorded albums. Since 3 years I’ve been working online as a session musician. I’ve completed more than 100 projects in my freelancing online career - I was working for brands: Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Prime Video and many..
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.
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 will compose a piece for you to your liking. I can do many types of pieces and any sort of style you ask of.
Bassist specialized in Baby Bass and a multi-instrumentalist focused on LATIN and SALSA music. With 15 years of experience, I offer creative and effective solutions for any musical project. I'm professional, reliable, and passionate. I work on projects of any size and location. Together, we can make amazing music!
Upright and eletric bassist
Professional bass player for hire!
I've been playing upright bass professionally for over 30 years, in countless NYC bands in a variety of styles; jazz, experimental, electronic, indie...
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
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.
Top session bass player.
Tom is a Japan based freelance musician, originally from Manchester U.K. He has toured extensively over several continents, performing with numerous bands and theatrical shows playing a spectacular range of musical styles.
I am a well-known upright bassist with experience in flamenco and Cuban music.
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 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.
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.
Music flavored with Brazilian Spice.
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.
Abbey Road Studios, Angel Studios, Sphere Studios and Soundtree studios in London, UK. My recording credits include orchestral, Jazz, Pop and Latin recording sessions for film, television and commercials in the UK, Canada and the USA. Contracts included work for BBC Films, Miramax, BBC Television and Radio, Nike and Stella Artois.
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