Utah based bass player, Jeff Dodd

Acoustic Fretless Bass

Jeff Spins

Jeff has composed, recorded and performed on Bass, alongside numerous artists as well as being a solo performer over the last few decades. He has toured professionally with Dreemwich, Peacemaker and Soundescape. He has done many live performances as well, playing with Will Ackerman, David Cullen, Ryan Stewart and Monique Lanier to name a few. Jeff has also done many live solo performances and clinics showcasing his innovations on his basses.
When recording or playing alongside fellow musicians, Jeff knows how to let the music be the focal point and support the song itself. As a hired bassist, he guarantees the studio tracks he lays down and his costs stay well below industry standards to help keep writers costs down. He is fluent in any style of music.

Over the last decade, he has been pursuing inventive ways to gets new sounds on the Instrument he loves so much. The release of ‘Falling Awake’ in 2007 was his first solo endeavor. Having the pleasure of recording with such musical greats, such as Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, Yves Carbonne, Jeff Schmidt and Jonni Lightfoot to name a few. This release was largely focused around his piccolo acoustic Taylor bass guitar and highlights an all ‘Bass only’ album that shows the tonal diversity and musicality the Bass guitar has, as well as a small fraction of the amazing Bass player worlds talent.

In his most recent release ‘Four Pranas’ the focus was to compose music that allows each listener to detach and focus
on the spiritual core, with attention specifically to decreasing the respiration rate and utilization of the arc of tension and resolution. This one-hour composition is divided into four Pranas which represent the exact length of each season. There are well over 100 tracks played with the Ebow on his Worp Art Bassline Bass, but all tracks are performed on this single Bass guitar. Several medical professions are currently studying this release as a potential benefit to various patient populations, as well as being utilized in massage, yoga and other spiritual applications.

Jeff is currently working on his third solo release entitled ‘Rain from a Cloudless Sky’. This release will be more reminiscent of Falling Awake. The focus will be on the melody and will be showcasing his Taylor piccolo and Bassline basses.