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Robin Rhodes

Robin RhodesRobin Rhodes is young bassist aspiring for a career in playing and expanding the boundaries of New Art Music. He played trumpet, percussion, and electric bass before embracing the upright bass at age 15. Since then he has performed in many styles including classical, jazz, indie-rock, free improvisation and more. He has played at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, American University, and at Blues Alley but also loves gigs that are in coffee shops, restaurants, bars, schools, nature, and pretty much anywhere.

Robin currently studies classical and jazz bass with Dr. Donovan Stokes at Shenandoah Conservatory with a major in Bass Performance. His past studies were with Kevin Pace and Jeremy Barth. At Shenandoah Conservatory, Robin has greatly enjoyed playing in the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, New Music Ensemble and Bass Ensemble.

Through his studies and experiences, Robin hopes to spread the joys of New Music and Sustainability to as many people as possible.

Articles by Robin Rhodes:

  • Larry Wilson Street Bass: Voodoo Child

    Larry Wilson Street Bass: Voodoo Child

    In this video, electric bassist Larry Wilson plays his rendition of “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. The best part of this video is that Wilson is playing in the New York Subway System, demonstrating that good music can happen anywhere. »

  • Florent Ghys: Multi-Tracked Upright Bass

    Florent Ghys: Multi-Tracked Upright Bass

    In this exciting video, the French bassist Florent Ghys combines multi-tracking bass loops and video clips shot in his hometown of Bordeaux, France to create a unique work. It was featured at the June, 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon Concert in New York. Florent Ghys »