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Rick Suchow

Rick Suchow


Joined on: March 15th, 2010


Rick Suchow has been an in-demand bassist on the live New York music scene for more than three decades, logging nearly 4000 gigs in a career that has taken him from Lincoln Center to the White House. He continues to perform regularly in many notable NYC venues, and has played numerous major events entertaining some of the biggest names of our time, including two U.S. Presidents and a who's who of A-list celebrities. He is also a songwriter whose tunes have charted on Billboard, are included in best-selling music books, and have been recorded by a Beatle. Songs he has written (or co-written) have been released on more than 50 albums to date. As a frequently published music journalist, Rick's insightful interviews have included some of the world's best musicians. His literary work on legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson is published in the African American National Biography, which is the "largest repository of black lives eisenhower3s.jpgever assembled in our nation's history by almost tenfold" according to its publisher Oxford University Press. Originally a keyboardist, Rick picked up the bass guitar at 18 years old, and when a friend gave him a copy of bassist Jaco Pastorius' debut album, his entire musical future changed. He began his career as a pro musician in 1975, and has never stopped working. Rick is a GRAMMY voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, as well a member of the American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers, the American Federation Of Musicians (Local 802) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He has written songs or played for Ringo Starr, Angela Bofill, Joan Osborne, Deodato, Roberta Flack, TKA, Motown's Martha Reeves, Larry Graham, Jay Black, Bettye LaVette, Michael Amante, Gary U.S. Bonds, and many other artists. Rick brings a lifetime of bass experience to Bass Musician Magazine, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute as the magazine's Associate Editor.

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