Bass Guitar

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Welcome to my bass place.  Regardless of genre, I approach every performance with a subtle appreciation of each of the elements that make up a great groove: melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics and tone.  Trained on multiple instruments from a young age, I studied Music Theory & Composition at Duke University and honed my playing on stages throughout the Bay Area and around the world.  Always a team player, I direct my energy towards supporting the song and lifting the group as a whole.  

I'm available for session work, gigs and touring on electric and acoustic bass. In addition to years of recording and touring with Con Brio (Soul/R&B) and Kelly McFarling (Folk/Americana), I maintain a busy schedule on stage and in the studio with various other Bay Area acts.  




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If you think I would be a good fit for your project, or have any questions, drop me a line:

jonathan.kirchner at