Steve Bailey

Fretless king describes his gig as Berklee’s Bass Department chair, Warwick instruments, and lessons learned along the way

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
December 5, 2016

Widely known for his mastery of the six-string fretless bass, Steve Bailey has performed and/or recorded wide variety of internationally recognized music luminaries, cutting across practically all genres. The list includes everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Paquito D’Rivera and the Rippingtons to Jethro Tull, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Larry Carlton, Mel Torme, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci and Billy Sheehan.

Since 2012, Steve has served as Bass Department Chair at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, succeeding his longtime predecessor Rich Appleman.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Steve at the 2016 Warwick Bass Camp in Markneukirchen, Germany.

Watch our interview with Steve!

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