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Professional Electric & Double Bassist

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  • About

    Home Page:
    Toronto, Ontario CANADA
    Professional Electric & Double Bassist
    Current Setup:
    2002 Kenneth Lawrence Brase I 5-string Bass
    2015 Sire V7 "Marcus Miller" 1st Gen Ash/Maple Natural 4-string Bass Signed #397
    2019 Sire V7 Vintage "MM2" 2nd Gen Ash/Maple Natural 4-string Bass
    2000 1960's German Plywood Upright "School Bass"
    2014 Aguilar SL112 250W Cabinets X2
    2014 Aguilar Tone Hammer 500W Amp
    2016 Aguilar Tone Hammer Preamp/DI Box
    2014 TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Tuner Pedal
    2011 Analysis Plus Yellow Oval Instrument Cable
    2008 Future Sonics Atrio In-Ear Headphones
    2006 Hercules GS415B Guitar Stand
    2019 Hercules GS415B PLUS Guitar Stand
    2015 Hercules DS590B Double Bass Stand
    2003 Shure PSM 600 Wireless Monitor Transmitter & Receiver System
    2012 Gruv Gear Club Bag X2
    2014 Gruv Gear Damian Erskine Signature Leather DuoStrap
    2014 Gruv Gear Original GigBlade (Kickstarter Backer)
    2019 Gruv Gear EDGE GigBlade
    2020 Gruv Gear SLNG Fanny Pack
    2014 Gruv Gear FretWraps HD
    2015 Gruv Gear SoloStrap Neo 4.0
    2018 BackBeat Rumble Pack Transducer
    Previously Owned Gear:
    1996-98 Samick Artist Series PJ 4-string fretless
    1998-04 Warwick Corvette FNA 4-string fretted
    2005-13 Aria Sinsonido AS-690B Piezo 4-string fretted
    2005-14 Mexican Guitarron 6-string fretless acoustic bass guitar
    2001-13 Oscar Schmidt PJ 4-string fretted
    2004-13 Yamaha RBX170 PJ 4-string fretted

    AMPS & CABS:
    1997-98 Yorkville 200B Combo
    1998-00 Trace Elliot GP12 SMX AH300W Amp
    1998-01 Trace Elliot 210 3H 2x10 Cabinet
    2000-01 Warwick Pro Tube IV 400W Amp
    2001 David Eden 210 XLT 350W Cabinet
    2001-2006 David Eden CXM 1x10 200W Cabinets X2
    2001-2004 David Eden WT-400W Amp
    2003-2009 Euphonic Audio iAmp 800 Amp
    2003-2009 Euphonic Audio CXL 1x12 350W Cabinet
    2009-2012 Markbass Mini CMD 121p 500W Combo
    2009-2012 Markbass New York 121 250W Cabinet
    2005-2015 Bergantino HT 1x12 300W Cabinet
    2005-2014 GK MB150S 1x12 150W Combo
    2011-2014 Promethean P51x10 250W Combo

    1996-1998 Zoom 506 Bass Compact Multi Effects Processor
    1998-2002 Zoom BFX708 Bass Effects Processor
    1998-2008 DOD FX25B Envelope Filter
    2002-2013 Boss RC-20 Loop Station
    2004-2008 EBS Bass IQ Envelope Filter
    2000-2015 Intellitouch Tuner
    2008-2014 Peterson StroboStomp 2 Tuner Pedal
    2008-2015 Peterson BodyBeat Metronome
    2003-2013 Aphex 1402 Bass Xciter
    2009-2013 MXR Bass Octave Deluxe
    2009-2016 Radial Engineering BassBone V1
    G.A.S. List:
    Noble Bass Preamp, Radial Engineering BassBone V2, Trickfish Trilobite or Minnow Preamp/DI Box
    Influences and Teachers:
    Orin Isaacs, Alain Caron, Mike Downes, Pat Kilbride, Rich Brown, Ray Brown
    Commercial User?:
    • Yes
    Gruv Gear Artist, BackBeat Artist, Aguilar Artist, DR Strings Artist
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Humber College Jazz Program Graduate - with Honours
    Jamie Bestwick has proven himself as a versatile, reliable, well-rounded professional musician, equally at home on both the electric bass and double bass. He is an experienced player in styles varying from jazz to bluegrass, R&B to Broadway & everything in between. He is an honours graduate of the prestigious Humber College Music Program in Toronto, ON.

    Jamie is also a former member of CTV's Canadian Idol Orchestra, featuring both music legends Tony Bennett and Paul Anka on the show’s annual big band standards episodes. Jamie has traveled extensively throughout North America, playing bass for North American tours of the hit Broadway musicals "Cats", "Evita", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" & "Saturday Night Fever".

    Jamie has become a first-call bassist for Ontario’s regional musical theatre circuit, playing in the showband for numerous productions. He was on the Executive Board of the former Huntsville Musician's Assoc. AFM Local #: 682. Jamie is also a former member of the Muskoka Jazz Guys, playing standards for corporate events, festivals & weddings.

    For close to three years, Jamie was an integral member of his hometown Huntsville's popular rock/reggae/blues band "Laganza". Releasing a CD of original songs called "Both Sides" in 2010, they went on to open for Canadian music superstars Blue Rodeo & NQ Arbuckle. Jamie's bass playing is featured on a new recording by lead singer Tobin Spring, titled "Collective Blues Agreement".

    Jamie has also recorded electric & double bass with "Survivorman" Les Stroud & the Campfire Kings for tracks on his latest touring production and new CD/DVD titled, "Wonderful Things". In 2013 Jamie was the bass player in the orchestra for Toronto's revival of the hit musical, "CATS".

    Jamie is a proud endorser of Gruv Gear, Aguilar Amps, BackBeat, DR Strings, Radial Engineering Direct Boxes & Future Sonics Earphones, performing with their products exclusively.




    Jamie Bestwick
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