Top Upright Bass Players for hire

These professional double bass players are ready to lay down tracks in any style or tone

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Bassist * Producer * Composer  - Chris Donohue
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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.

Bassist & Arranger - Philip Kuehn
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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

Session Bassist(el. + upright) - Bass by Rinne
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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.

Your bass player - John Thomasson
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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.

Bass, producer, composer  - Timothy Lefebvre
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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.

Session Bassist and Composer - Mike Brown
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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.

Bassist • Producer • Composer - Stephan Crump
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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.

Bassist: acoustic ("upright") and electric - Jacque Harper
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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.

Upright/Electric Bass Player  - Madalena Graça
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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.

Bass / Vox / Clarinet - Jeni Magana
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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!

Upright, Electric & Fretless - Craig Akin
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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.

Upright & Electric Bass tracks - Alex Rocha
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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.

Session Bassist  - Pete Orlanski
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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.

Bassist - Upright & Electric - Gary Wicks
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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.

Upright and Electric Bassist  - Jozsef Horvath Barcza
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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.

Grammy-Nominated Bassist - Daniel Kimbro
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I'm a 2x Grammy-nominated bassist w/ 20+ years of stage & studio experience on both upright & electric bass. My credits include John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, The Earls of Leicester, The Transatlantic Sessions, Andy Wood, Martin Harley, Mike Baggetta, and many many others. Check out my SoundBetter reviews and Soundcloud demos! Thanks!!

Upright Bass - Oli Hayhurst
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Bass player for Pharoah Sanders and Steve Harley

Session Bassist, Session Banjo - Dante Sesin
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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

Double Bass and Mixing - Eivind Opsvik
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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.

Session player groove enabler - Brendan ODonoghue Bass & Cello
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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.

Upright and Electric Bass - Aaron Holthus Music
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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.

Upright and Electric Bassist - Aaron Harmonson
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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.

All things low end - John Glasgow
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From Bluegrass to Death Metal and everything in between. Bass for all occasions. Upright Bass, Fretless and fretted electric bass work.

Upright and Electric Bassist - Andrew Vogt
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If you're reading this, then you must need some low end in your life. Good. Good for you, Good for both of us.

Upright and Electric Bass - Dave Slack
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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.

Upright • Electric Bassist - Mauricio Dawid
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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.

Bassist/Producer/Arranger/Gtr - Ezra Gale
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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.

Upright, electric and fretless - Nicolas Ojeda
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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

Upright and Electric Bassist - John Gray
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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 recording, Tango central - Avantango / Pablo Aslan
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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.

Your (upright-) bass player - Hendrik Nehls
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Solid groove. Wooden upright bass sound. Playing lots of styles authentically. 15 years of experience.

Upright bassist/remote mixing - Brad Wager
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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!

Bass, Double Bass and more - Anton Ericsson
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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.

Upright Bass, Double Bass, - Steve Watson
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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...)

Session Bassist and Producer - Raj Sodhi
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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.

Double bass player - Thiago dos Santos
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Upright and eletric bassist

Double bass player! - Walter Areia
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Afro-Brazilian, Latin, Folk grooves with distictive vintage double-bass sound for your project!

Composer/Arranger, Bassist - Ethan Moffitt
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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.

Session Musician, Bassist - Tom Southerton
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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.

your upright bass player - Kentaro SUZUKI
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Solid technique, groove feel, melodic sense for accompaniment and musical idea are my features.

Pro bassist all styles - Sascha Jacobsen
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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.

Your bass player Forever! - Miguel_Bassevic
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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.

Bassist and Sound Designer - Max Luthert
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Professional musician with 16+ years of performing and recording double bass and bass guitar, sound designing, composing and mixing audio.

Upright and Electric Bass - Myles Weeks
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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. :)

Double Bass, Bass guitar, Jazz - Dave Manington
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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.

Double bass, electric bass - Matthew Weber
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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.

Session Musician and Engineer - Max Schwartz

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

Remote Double Bass Sessions - Rory Dempsey
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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.

Double Bassist - Marcus Penrose
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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

Bassist Upright Producer - Gordon Bash
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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.

Session Guitarist, Bassist,  - Phil Donnelly
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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!”

Double Bassist, Composer - André Carvalho
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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.

Long term musician/engineer - LL_iiiB
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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

Double bass and electric bass - Daniel de Boer
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Top session bass player.

Doublebass & el.bass player - Kostas Patsiotis
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I will record the basslines you need!

We install musical flooring. - Jon Burr
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Veteran bassist (Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Broadway) delivering tracks remotely; upright and electric.

Jazz Double Bassist - Marshal Herridge
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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.

songwriter, singer, multi-inst - Ashleigh Caudill
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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.

Electric and Double Bassist  - Dan Ezard
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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.

Session Bassist & Composer - Ari Giancaterino
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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.

Top Shelf Electric+Double Bass - Tromsness

Ahead of the beat? Behind the beat? On the beat? Simple and groovy? Melodic and technical?... I will give the song exactly what it needs. From Miles Davis to Iron Maiden and everything in between... except slap... I don't slap...

composer double bass player - OUADID ATTOU

Jazz double bass player with African and middle east sound

Session Bass and Cello Player - Ailén Antú
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If you need groovy bass lines or beautiful cello melodies, I'm definetely your guy!

Session Bass, Guitar & Mixing - Matt Nightingale

Bass player (electric and upright), and session musician looking for remote sessions. Love working with artists to bring their music to life ! Hit me up :)

Upright bass tracks - Hervé Jeanne

Solid, melodic upright bass tracks that will make YOUR song sound great. Credits include: New York Voices, The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 live with Orchestra. I was the bass player for Roger Cicero (multi platinum german jazz singer, gone too soon).

Eclectic Italian Bass player  - Andrea Lamacchia

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.

Double/BassGuitar chrHarmonica - ANDY HAMILL
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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.

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Clients rate SoundBetter Upright Bass Players 4.9 / 5.0
on average across 611 reviews as of May 17, 2022

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