JAMIE BISHOP

ABOUT JAMIE

 A true musician, Jamie Bishop is a bassist that puts the needs of the music highest on his list of priorities, whether on the stage or in the studio.  Equally at home stepping out to take a solo or playing the simplest of bass lines, he revels in playing whatever it takes to get a song in the pocket and feeling great.

Jamie started his groove endeavors during grade school in his hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Actively gigging and teaching before graduating high school, Jamie had earned Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival Outstanding Performance Award, the Reindeer Records Producer’s Award for professional musicianship and outstanding performance, and was a two-time recipient of the Maine Music Educators Association Musicianship Award.

    After graduating high school, Jamie went on to attend Berklee College of Music as a bass performance major.  He quickly made the transition to Boston and began working with dozens of area artists and bands.  While attending Berklee, he was awarded the Lenny Johnson Award in recognition of outstanding musicianship, the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and played in clinic performances with vibraphonist Ed Saindon and vocalist Patti Austin. 

    In 2005, Jamie added Repo: The Genetic Opera to his resume of musical theater, which also includes performances of Tommy, Once Upon a Mattress, and Joan Rivers: Broke and Alone.  The off-Broadway production of Repo (now a major motion picture) brought him to New York City where he now resides and works as a freelance bassist on stage and in the studio with artists that include Francis Dunnery, The Prigs, Anna Rose, The Syn, Stratospheerius, Amber Rhodes, Stefani Vara, and more.  His recorded work includes numerous demo and master sessions, jingles for radio and television advertising, music for hit TV shows, and live radio, television, and DVD performances.  Jamie can be seen and heard most recently on the forthcoming live concert DVD Francis Dunnery: Louder Than Usual and on upcoming releases from The Prigs, Stratospheerius, and Francis Dunnery's New Progressives.  He is an endorsing artist for Aguilar Amplification.
                               Stratospheerius at The Detroit Jazz Festival.