Meet Dylan Sundstrom, our bass player in the spotlight for November 24th, 2009.
A twenty year old bass player originally from Tacoma, WA. I play in several groups around Portland including sharing time with fellow bass player Damian Erskine in a band called “Intervision”. I play anything from jazz to funk to electro idie/pop.
My upright style has been compared to the likes of Rufus Reed and Ron Carter. Electric style is very eclectic varying from Erskine-esk funk to Adam Clayton pop/rock lines. I specialize in groove/r&b/funk music and can be seen around town with the Cory Sterling Trio, Mt.Hood Community College vocal jazz group “Genesis”, Intervision, and an upcoming indie/pop group, Mnemonic.
Portland, Oregon, United States
By day, student; by night, musician.
Going on 10 years
Bands & Gigs:
Playing with several groups.I can be seen around town with the Cory Sterling Trio, Mt.Hood Community College vocal jazz group “Genesis”, Intervision, and an upcoming indie/pop group, Mnemonic. Sharing time with Damian Erskine in Intervision.
- G&L L-2000 Series E
- Warwick “Corvette” 5-string fretless
- Jaco Pastorius Signature Fender Jazz Bass
- Acoustic Image Focus 2 Head
- Aguilar and Bergantino Heads
- Alembic F2-B preamp
- Stewart World 1.2 power amp
- Fishman preamp
Why I play the bass:
I like to say I didn’t choose the bass but that the bass chose me! But in reality I saw one of my middle school buddies playing the electric bass in the school band and went and picked one up!
My bass superpower/claim to fame
Solid time/groove and great tone!
- Jaco Pastorius
- Marcus Miller
- Ron Carter
- Eddie Gomez
- Damian Erskine