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Christopher Mees, native of Cody, Wyoming is a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he majored in jazz bass performance studying under Peter Dominguez. Christopher is an active performer and has played in many New York City clubs and venues including Smalls, Birdland, Minton’s Playhouse, The Lenox Lounge, Sweet Rhythm, The Jazz Gallery, The Bar Next Door, and The Rubin Museum of Art. He also performs frequently in Cleveland at the Bopstop and Nighttown. Christopher has performed with many great artists including Billy Hart, Jimmy Cobb, Marcus Belgrave, and Geri Allen.
Christopher has recorded with Oberlin graduate, Theo Croker on is debut album, "The Fundamentals" and recently finished recording Oberlin graduate, Arnold Lee's latest project which is soon to be released. While at Oberlin, Christopher participated in many master classes including Trio 3, Joe Lovano, and Vijay Iyer. Christopher also studied with Oberlin professors Dan Wall, Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, and Paul Samuels. Former teachers of his include Eddie Gomez, Robert Magnusson, Bertram Turetzky, and John Clayton.
Christopher is currently living in New York City pursuing a career performing, studying different genres of music, and composing while constantly striving to find new directions and connections in music.

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Bass Instructor New York, NY
Bassist New York, NY
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Work Experience:
Performance Experience
New York City performances 2008
With: Jimmy Cobb
Billy Hart
Winard Harper
Stacy Dillard
Wycliffe Gordon
Marcus Belgrave

With: Geri Allen 2007
Dan Wall
Bobby Ferrazza
Theodore Croker
Bill Lee
Kassa Overall
Sullivan Fortner

With: Paul Samuels 2006
Slide Hampton
Joe Lovano






Notable Venues and Festivals
Smalls NYC
Bar Next Door NYC
Rubin Museum of Art NYC
Minton’s Playhouse NYC
Lenox Lounge NYC
Sweet Rhythm NYC
Birdland NYC
Cachaça NYC
Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, New York
Nighttown Cleveland
Bopstop Cleveland
Tri-C Jazz Festival, Cleveland
Detroit Jazz Festival
Twins Jazz Club, Washington D.C.


Private Study Experience
Bass instruction: Peter Dominguez, Eddie Gomez 2005-2009
Piano: Dan Wall 2005-2009
Percussion: Jamey Haddad 2005-2009

Bass instruction: Robert Magnusson, Bertram Turetzky, 2001-2005
John Clayton

References
Peter Dominguez, Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Office Phone:? (440)775-8109? Address:? 77 W. College St.? Oberlin, OH 44074

Jamey Haddad, World Percussionist
2944 Winthrop Rd.
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
917 - 769-8258 - cell
Education:
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Private Study Experience
Bass instruction: Peter Dominguez, Eddie Gomez 2005-2009
Piano: Dan Wall 2005-2009
Percussion: Jamey Haddad 2005-2009

Bass instruction: Robert Magnusson, Bertram Turetzky, 2001-2005
John Clayton
Organizations / Affilations:
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Christopher Mees is located in New York, NY and has the following skills: Bass Instructor, Bassist
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Bass Instructor

Category: Music
Description
BASS LESSONS AVAILABLE: Learn to lay it down!!! Electric and/or Upright Bass instruction.

All styles welcome
Individualized lessons
Weekly assignments
Ear training and sight reading lessons
Weekly technique building exercises
Learn healthy practice techniques to avoid wasting time
Specific rhythmic exercises that will improve your groove quickly
Help with developing your own sound
Theory lessons
Learn all your scales and how to practice them correctly with a metronome
Fingerings and hand positions


Learn how to construct solid grooving bass lines by studying the masters. I will guide you in any direction you wish to go in. We will spend time listening to greats and learning their lines. The theory behind their bass lines and how to improvise over your favorite tunes.

If you are just beginning I will teach you all about the instrument and even help you pick out equipment that will best suit your needs.

I teach out of my apartment on the Upper West Side. I have a piano, Basses, and drums!!! Depending on your location I can come to you as well. We can work out the details over the phone.

I graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music were I studied with Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Dan Wall, Jamey Haddad, Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks, and many others. I’m a professional side man working in the city with many different artists. Touring, recording and writing music. If you would like to see me play and meet up let’s do it!

CALL ANYTIME AND WE CAN GET STARTED!!!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Years Experience: 10

Bassist

Category: Music
Description
I'm a freelance bassist living and working in New York City. I'm professional and have many years of performing experience. All styles welcome but professionals only please. I play both upright and electric bass. I also record and compose.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Years Experience: 10