Ernest Tibbs

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Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
November 21, 2016

Los Angeles native Ernest Tibbs first gained an appreciation for the bass at a very early age, after his father introduced him to the sounds of Ray Brown, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Ron Carter. By the time Ernest entered high school, his list of bass influences grew to include James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Larry Graham, Rocco Prestia, Jaco Pastorius and many others.

Tibbs attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he studied privately with Gary Willis. After graduating from MI, he became very involved in the LA music scene, where he started doing gigs with Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Tom Scott, Gladys Knight, Lee Ritenour and Jeff Lorber, to name a few. His current schedule includes various tours and recording projects with Dean Brown, Simon Phillips and Alan Hertz.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Ernest last month in Hollywood at the 2016 gathering of Bass Player Live!

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