alswainger.comcomposer bassist educator








…I started making music 39 years ago. I was 6. Since then I’ve played various members of the brass family, the piano, keyboards, guitar, very briefly the recorder and most notably the bass (both upright and electric varieties). I’ve performed in musicals, orchestras, big bands, pop groups, jazz combos, wind bands, choirs, brass quintets and fully improvised ensembles. I’ve composed, arranged, transcribed, recorded, lectured and tutored. In short, I’ve had a lot of experience in a lot of different situations over the years…