Upright/Electric Bassist with 20 years experience playing all sorts of music in all sorts of settings.
I have been hiring Brian for some time now. My experience with him has been nothing but great. He is ALWAYS on time or early to the event and sight reads anything that I put in front of him. A true professional!
Response from Brian J Wright:
Thank you Daniel. It is always a pleasure to work with you. You have one of the best bands in California. I will always be grateful for the chance to play along side you and your awesome musicians. See you on the next one my friend.
Price Range: $100-$500
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Professionalism, punctuality and great attitude. Great sight reading skills.
Brian was born December 18th in Inglewood, California. He grew up listening to his father’s jazz recordings. His uncles played Colombian and Latin music. Their voices and guitars filled the air with music, infusing Brian’s growing, innate rhythmic sense.
He began playing piano at the age of 10. A few years later, he began playing guitar. But, by the age of 16, he found the bass and knew that was his instrument. If you ask Brian why he gravitated from guitar to bass he’d tell you, “The guitar has too many strings.”
Brian studied bass at Whittier College where the renowned flautist Danilo Lozano (of Mongorama) remains chair of the Music Department. In 2001 Brian graduated Whittier College with a Bachelor of Music Performance on String Bass. During his college years, Brian began playing in local clubs. He quickly became known for his musicianship, professionalism, broad knowledge of styles and the ability to seamlessly play with any group.
After graduation, Brian continued locking himself in his room his intensely practicing 8 + hours a day, listening to all the great jazz recordings and honing his reading chops. He continued to build his professional career playing with big bands, salsa and funk groups.
Additional Booking Notes
B.F.A. in Bass Performance from Whittier College
M.M. in Jazz Performance from Cal State University Fullerton
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Gallien Krueger MB212 Bass Combo
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