Artists
Featured artists
Alain Pérez is a young Cuban bassist and multi-instrumentalist living and working in Spain. He has worked as a sideman for Paco De Lucia and Jerry Gonzalez, and recently released his debut as a leader, En El Aire.
Alain Caron rose to prominence in the 80s as a member of the influential fusion band UZEB, and has continued as a solo artist, clinician and sideman, performing with Mike Stern, Gino Vanelli, Frank Gambale and others.
Alfredo Paixao is a renowned bassist known for his work with Alejandro Sanz, Nina Pastori and Vincente Amigo. He has also released several recordings as a soloist.
Antonella Mazza is one of the most acclaimed bassists in Italy. She has worked with RON, Massimo Ranieri, La Crus, and many others.
Ares Tavolazzi is one of the most creative Italian bassists, known for his work with Area, Francesco Guccini, Paolo Conte and others.
Back in 1969, he helped Funkadelic make funk history. Now Billy Bass knows he can depend on Markbass to help him keep the funk alive!
Bob is a titan in the world of rock bass. He anchored Ozzy Osbourne's hit records and played with Widowmaker, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, G. Moore, Y. Malmsteen, Bill Ward, Mothers Army and more.
Bassist, lecturer, composer, arranger and author, Carlos D’l Puerto has performed and recorded with many famous latin artists such as Ivan Lins, Arturo Sandoval, Cesaria Evora, Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Chucho Valdés , Paquito D´Rivera, Cubanismo, Orlando Valle Maraca, Miguel Angá, Tata Guines, Changuito, Rebeca Mauleon, among others.
Cesare Chiodo is a top Italian session bassist, best known for his work with Laura Pausini, Raf, Adriano Celentano, Nek, Andrea Bocelli, Ornella Vanoni, and Mina.
Chris Tarry is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed bassist, composer and bandleader in NYC, and has performed with John Scofield, Mino Cinelu, Jim Rotondi Group, Oz Noy Trio and many others.
"Solo Artist", Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mike Stern, Michele Camilo, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, John Scofield, Kenny Garret,, CMD & "the Nomads” and more.
Cliff Hugo is the bassist for Supertramp and has worked with countless artists including Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Mike Love, Carl Verheyen Trio, Manhattan Transfer and Tim Finn.
Craig young is an A-List Nashville session bassist, writer and producer who has played on hit records for Jewel, Lady Antebellum, Elton John, Indigo Girls, The Wreckers, Wynona, Michael McDonald, Megadeth and many others.
Dave Marotta is a top-call LA session player who has worked with such artists as Colbie Caillat, Burt Bacharach, Gino Vannelli, Phil Collins, Carl Verheyen, Manhattan Transfer, Bruce Hornsby and Kenny Loggins.
David Bronze has been twice voted "UK's Best Bass Player" by the readers of Blueprint Magazine. He played in Eric Clapton's band from 1994 to 1997 and is currently performing with Tom Jones and Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders.
Dino is an Italian rock bass virtuoso, session player and educator who has performed with Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Slash, Zack Wilde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many others. He has just released his debut solo CD.
Evan Marien is quickly becoming one of NYC's most important and highly regarded bass players. At age 22 he was voted one of 2009's Most Exciting New Players by the readers of Bass Player.
Fabrizio Grossi is an Italian-American bass player, producer and record industry exec who has played with Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Frank Gambale, Slash, George Clinton, Ice T, Tina Arena and many others.
A member of supergroup Elio e le Storie Tese, Faso is one of the most original bassists in Italy. To amplify his solid and powerful style, he chooses Markbass.
Franck Hermanny is the bassist for metal band Adagio, a versatile freelancer and a virtuosic player known for his stunning sweeping technique.
Frank Gravis played bass in the Hiram Bullock Group and is a top session player in New York City, where he also teaches at the Bass Collective.
Film Composer, Arranger, Producer and Performer.
He's a member of the "Will Lee's Family" (on sax, trumpet, guitar, keys and vocals) and he is the newest member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group!
Hadrien Feraud is a rising star in the bass world. In addition to recent collaborations with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, he has also released his debut CD as a solo artist.
Igor is considered by the most prestigious critics as an ambassador of the authentic South American bass culture and one of the world’s most innovative, respected, influential & virtuoso bassists, granting him as being a Pioneer of the 8-String Bass.
Indro is the top bassist in Indonesia, known as a solo artist, educator, and member of Halmahera and Simakdialog. He has also worked with Eric Marienthal, Victor Wooten and many others.
One of the top bassists in France, Jean-Marc Jafet is known for his work with Sylvain Luc, Andre' Ceccarelli, Didier Lockwood, Bireli Lagrene, Michel Petrucciani and many others.
One of the legends of his instrument, Jeff Berlin is considered by many to be the finest electric bass soloist in the world. His sophisticated, articulate playing requires an amp with the same qualities; he has found it in Markbass.
Jennifer Young is the bassist for acclaimed California-based rock fusion trio the Travis Larson Band.
John McKenzie has a bio that most bassists would die for, boasting such names as Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Lionel Richie, The Pretenders, Eric Burdon and Seal.
John is the bass player for Squeeze and played on their biggest hits including Tempted, Pulling Mussels and Another Nail For My Heart. He has performed with Sting, E. Costello, P. Young and many others.
Grammy award-winning latin bassist John Benitez cut his teeth in Puerto Rico and has made a name for himself through his work with many well-known American and Latin artists.
Havana native Jose Armando Gola has worked with Arturo Sandoval, Alejandro Sanz, Francisco Céspedes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Eldar Djangirov, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Enrique and many others.
Maragold, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen
Kevin Chown is the bassist for Tarja Turunen and Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, and has also worked with a wide range of artists including JKB, Uncle Kracker, Chuck Berry, Tiffany, The Supremes and Tony Macalpine.
Linley was the last bassist for the late, great keyboardist Joe Zawinul, and has been wowing audiences around the world with his incredible musicianship and deep groove.
Lorenzo Feliciati is one of the busiest and most versatile Italian pop bassists, known for his work with Tiromancino, Niccolò Fabi and others.
Marco Panascia is a New York City acoustic and electric bassist who has worked with a wide array of artists including Kenny Barron, Andy Bey, Eric Reed, Eldar, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Gary Burton.
Mark Egan has been a member of the Pat Metheny Group, Elements, and the Gil Evans Orchestra, and also worked with Sting, Arcadia, Joan Osborne, Roger Daltrey, Cyndi Lauper, Art Garfunkel, David Sanborn and John McLaughlin.
Mark Saunders is a UK session musician and has been touring the world and winning awards as a member of the critically acclaimed British band Florence and the Machine.
Massimo built up his chops in the Italian jazz world, with such artists as Romano Mussolini, Armando Trovajoli, Nicola Arigliano. He went on to work as a sideman with artists such as Mina and Fabio Concato.
Matt Bissonette is a top session player with an incredible resume that includes Joe Satriani, Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth, Peter Frampton and Don Henley, just to name a few.
Maurizio Rolli is an upright and electric bass player and teacher, big band arranger and composer. His new "Rolli's Tones" CD features Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock, Bob Sheppard and Bob Franceschini.
Micheal League is the bassist and leader of the instrumental music ensemble Snarky Puppy. He has also worked with Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild, Adam Rogers & Ari Hoenig, Patti Austin, and many others.
Michael Manring is a true visionary and an inimitable stylist who is considered by many to be the world's leading solo bassist. He has also played with Michael Hedges, Suzanne Ciani, Henry Kaiser and John Gorka.
A Senegalese bassist and singer living in Finland, Ndioba has performed with a wide range of artists and is now launching his career as a solo artist.
Neil Jason has worked with the biggest artists, including John Lennon, Billy Joel, Roxy Music, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul Simon, Kiss, Michael Jackson, Brecker Brothers, Cyndi Lauper, Dire Straits, Eddie Van Halen, and Pavarotti.
Nick Cohen is a top UK session bassist and songwriter, whose credits include Eurythmics, Roy Ayers, Massive Attack, M-People, Matt Bianco and Ive Mendes.
If you turn on the radio in Italy, chances are good that you'll hear the work of Paolo Costa, one of the country's most versatile bassists.
Peter Murray is the bassist for progressive rock band Druckfarben. He has performed with Ron Sexsmith, Damhnait Doyle, Honeymoon Suite, Sass Jordan and many others, and is the author of Essential Bass Technique.
Pierluigi Mingotti plays with F. Guccini, Eumir Deodato, G. Morandi, Ray Mantilla and Eddie Floyd. He has also been a product development consultant for Markbass since the brand's early days.
Born in Portici, Naples, Pippo Matino is considered one of the most skilled electric bass virtuoso on the international scene. He is probably the italian bass player who, in the last 20 years, has released the highest number of CDs both as a solo artist.he has cooperated with some of the most respected players on the international scene: Billy Cobham, Mike Stern, Stefano di Battista, Flavio Boltro, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Javier Girotto, Ronnie Cuber, Danny Gottlieb, Peter Erskine, Robin Eubanks, Mark Mondesir, Jorge Bezerra, Fabrizio Bosso, Roger Biwandu, Antonello Salis...
Polo Jones is the bassist for Italian superstar Zucchero, and has worked with Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, Sting, Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker and Larry Graham.
Ralf Gauck is a unique solo acoustic bass guitarist from Germany, known for his unique interpretations of the repertoires of Sting and the Beatles.
Randy Hope-Taylor is a groove powerhouse, best known for his work with Incognito and Jeff Beck. He's also recorded and performed with such artists as Jamiroquai, Chaka Khan and Al Green.
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