Christian McBride

Christian McBride is an 8-time Grammy® Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman, as well as being a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, […]

John Clayton

One of the pillars of The Jazz Cruise for 20+ years, Bassist, Composer, Arranger and Producer, John Clayton, is a busy man. With a Grammy on his shelf and nine additional nominations, artists such as Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, and Charles Aznavour have had spots on […]

Jon Hamar

Jon Hamar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Double Bass Performance from Eastern Washington University under the tutelage of Roma Vayspapir and Kelly Ferris.  In 2001 Hamar relocated to Seattle, Washington, and was in high demand as a freelance bassist. Hamar performed for four years with jazz and blues great Ernestine Anderson and […]

John Patitucci

Acoustic and electric bassist John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 30+ years and active in all styles of music. He is a 4-time Grammy award winner, has been nominated over twenty times and has played on many other Grammy award-winning recordings. He has performed and/or recorded with […]

Noriko Ueda

Bassist Noriko Ueda was the B.E.S.T. scholarship recipient for the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she majored in Jazz Composition, graduating in 1997. After moving to New York, Noriko has performed at many historical jazz venues include “Carnegie Hall”, “Blue Note New York”,  “Jazz at Lincoln Center – Dizzy’s Club”, “John F. Kennedy […]

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