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Brian Wroten

Brian Wroten

Brian Wroten is an American-born bass player who has lived and worked as a bassist, composer, and educator in America, Australia, Korea, and Thailand. While mostly playing as the centerpiece to his own ensemble and recording group he has become internationally recognized as a highly original artist and acoustic bass guitar specialist. He started playing bass at age 15 and has since become proficient in Rock, Jazz, Soul, Country, Metal, Reggae, & Classical over the course of his 17 year career.

Brian has studied with double bassists Salvatore Macchia, Nick Haywood, & Stuart Thomson. He holds a BA in Jazz Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MA in Classical Music Composition from the University of Tasmania, Australia.

On January 1, 2014 Brian released his debut album Tasman to which he composed all the music to and performed all the bass guitar and double bass parts. The album has since been widely regarded as a highly original, and genre-shattering album featuring the acoustic bass guitar in roles and idioms never heard before.

Tasman is a contemporary masterpiece by a writer not afraid to push the limits of conventional composition.” Stephanie Eslake, CutCommon.

Brian continues to write & record music from home and upload new transcriptions to his website and Youtube page on an almost daily basis.

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