JAMES K. BASS
Three-time GRAMMY-nominee conductor and singer James K. Bass is director of choral studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, associate conductor of Seraphic Fire and artistic director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers. He has prepared choirs for eminent conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir David Willcocks, Michael Tilson Thomas and Gerard Schwarz.
In 2017 he made his solo debut with The Cleveland Orchestra singing with Franz Welser-Möst in Severance Hall, and in 2018 was bass soloist with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra led by Xian Zhang. Other engagements as a soloist include the New World Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, The Florida Orchestra and The Sebastians among many others.
He was the featured baritone soloist on the GRAMMY-nominee recording Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings, and also appeared on the GRAMMY-nominee album A Seraphic Fire Christmas. His discography includes releases on the Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Albany Records and Seraphic Fire Media labels.
Bass serves as director of education for Seraphic Fire, and associate programme director and serves on the conducting faculty at the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival.
Role: Classical Artist