Steve Anderson Bass

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I started playing both electric and acoustic bass at age twelve and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in music performance. After playing two seasons with the Memphis Symphony, I moved to Los Angeles. In LA, I played bass, and co-wrote three successful jazz albums with artist Jakob Magnusson for Warner Brother’s and Golden Boyz Records. I also pursued an active playing career as a freelance musician on records, jingles, television and in musical theater. I taught at the Bass Institute of Technology for four years and together with Chuck Rainey, wrote curriculum for the courses I taught. I recorded and/or toured with Randy Crawford, The Merv Griffin Show, Angela Bofill, Michelle Colombier, Jeff Baxter, Larry Coryell, Richard Elliot, Tom Scott, Phil Upchurch, Michael Urbaniak, and Ernie Watts to name a few. I moved to Arizona to pursue a Masters in Double Bass. I am currently living in Tempe, Arizona. My wife Linda is also a musician (violin). We have a Yellow Labrador Retriever, "Bailey" who snores. We have no kids.


A fond memory from BIT days: top left guitarist Don Mock, (Me, with mustache) Ralph Humphrey (over my left shoulder), Joe Porcaro, Les Wise, Ron Eschete, Robben Ford, Paul Farnen. Bottom row: Joe Diorio, Pat Martino, Tommy Tedesco, Howard Roberts and Carl Schroeder. Tommy and Howard sadly are no longer with us.

*Photo courtesy of Downbeat Magazine.