Jamaican bassist talks about his newest release and playing with the Jolly Boys
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
By David Sands
July 9, 2018
Donald Waugh is a Jamaican-born multi-instrumentalist whose first passion is the bass. Primarily, a solo player these days, he’s toured Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle east with the Jolly Boys, a mento (Jamaican folk) ensemble, and played extensively on his native island with the Javier Latin Jazz Band, the Jill Gibson Trio and the Kathy Brown Band. During his time at the Edna Manley College of Visual Arts in Kingston, Waugh also formed his own band Airplai. That’s also the name of his company Airplai Productions, which handles album production, songwriting, composing/arranging, video editing, film scoring, and jingles. Right now, Waugh is in the process of a releasing his third album, Early Days.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman spoke with Waugh about his musical origins and projects, including his newest release, during a meetup at the 2017 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee.
Watch our interview with Donald!
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