My name is Jeff Gray. I am a multifaceted musician with 30 years experience playing and 20 years teaching music. I specialize on the upright and the fretless electric.
I am a highly distinct and diverse musician and teach from beginner to advanced levels. Main styles include rockabilly slap, jazz/gypsy jazz, Americana, country, western swing, classical, bluegrass, surf, jump blues and many others. I am extremely knowledgeable in music theory and teach sight-reading skills. I am available for gigs, studio work and songwriting assistance. I also have experience writing music for a variety of commercial needs. Please contact me for more info. I can travel to your house for lessons if necessary.
-Toured with Adele on her North American Grammy award winning '21' tour
-Bassist for legendary Wanda Jackson
-Studio work for Stephen Nikleva (guitarist for Ray Condo and Sarah McLachlan)
-Studied jazz bass for several years with legendary bassist Chuck Israels (Bill Evans, John Coltrane), Herbie Hancock)
-Western Washington BA in music/jazz
All ages and levels welcome!!!!!
For stylistic examples, I have included links to a few of the many bands I have played or recorded with.
The Dusty 45s- Americana, Roots Rock, Swing, Surf, Rockabilly
The Gadjo Gypsies- Gypsy Jazz, Swing
Buckle Busters - Western Swing, Country
Chuckanut Drive -- Americana, Roots Rock
Footstompin Trio- Rockabilly, Roots Rock
The Honeymoon's Over- Garage Rock
Commercial Creation Tracking- Soundtrack and commercial work