Monday, March 11, 2013

Colin Gieg

Bassist -- via my friends on Facebook.

"Colin Gieg (bass) was born in San Mateo, California and raised in Bakersfield where he studied piano at age 7, followed by guitar and then bass in high school. Moving to Los Angeles in 1960, Gieg studied at Westlake College of Music, the Los Angeles Conservatory and was a student of the renowned Ralph Peña. This start prepared Gieg for a career in California which included performing with the Four Freshmen, Sue Raney, Don Ellis Jazz Orchestra and bassist for several years with Johnny Mathis.

Gieg’s musical inertia was temporarily interrupted by a stint in the army, after which he moved to Denver. That was in 1970, and he has since performed at numerous jazz parties and festivals as well as national and international tours. Some of the many major artists Gieg has performed with include: Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Chet Baker, Teddy Edwards, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Peter Appleyard, Carl Fontana, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Plas Johnson, Sylvia Sims, Ralph Sutton, Peanuts Hucko and Flip Phillips just to name a few."