Bren Plummer, bassist and composer

jazz and beyond

Curriculum Vitae

 

RECENT RESPONSIBILITIES:


     Freelance Bassist, Jazz Classical Latin Modern, 1992-present


     Principal Bass, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Yakima WA, 2016-present


     Tenured Section Bass, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Yakima WA, 2004-2016


     Tenured Section Bass, Tacoma Symphony, Tacoma WA, 2007-present


     Substitute Section Bass, Spokane Symphony, Spokane WA, 2008-present


     Principal Bass, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle, WA, 2005-2008


     Principal Bass, University of Washington Symphony, 2004-2008


     Double Bass and co-founder, The Prospect, 2002-2011




FESTIVALS:


     Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival, Tacoma, WA


     Jazz Port Townsend, Port Townsend, WA


     Lucid One Year Anniversary U-District Jazz Walk, Seattle, WA


     Kenai Penninsula Orchestra Summer Festival, Homer and Kenai, AK


     Verbier Festival, Verbier, Switzerland


     International Festival Institute at Round Top, TX


     Mahler Festival, Seattle WA


     Montreux Jazz Festival


     North Sea Jazz Festival




CONDUCTORS:


     Peter Eros


     Lawrence Isaacson


     Grant Llewellyn


     Heiichiro Ohyama


     Charles Olivieri-Munroe


     Adam Stern


     Gregory Vajda


     Pascal Verrot


     Brooke Creswell


     Harvey Felder




MASTER CLASSES:


     Thomas Martin


     James VanDemark


     Jordan Anderson


     Gary Karr


     Christopher Brown


     Toru Takemitsu


     Ani Kavafian


     Mark Dresser


     Bob Moses


     Sam Rivers


     Dave Holland


     Donovan Stokes


     


PRINCIPAL TEACHERS:


     Barry Lieberman, double bass


     Cecil McBee, double bass


     Phil Sparks, double Bass


     John Lockwood, double bass


     Doug Miller, jazz bass


     Robert Ceely, composition


     Janice Giteck, composition




OTHER NOTABLE TEACHERS:


     Jordan Anderson, Double Bass


     Leigh Mesh, Double Bass


     Joe Kauffman, Double Bass


     James VanDermark, Double Bass


     George Russell, jazz theory, harmony, composition, performance (LCCTO)


     Ran Blake, Ear training, melodic memory


     Joseph Gabriel Maneri, microtonal music and comprovisation


     Daniel Nalesso, Sophrology


     Bob Moses, Moseology




EDUCATION:


    University of Washington, Doctorate of Musical Arts in String Performance, 2010


    University of Washington, Master of Music in String Performance, 2005


    New England Conservatory, Bachelor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies, 2000


    Garfield High School, Seattle WA, 1994




AFFILIATIONS:


     ASCAP


     AFM local 76-493, Seattle, WA (formerly local 62, Trenton, NJ)


     International Society of Bassists