Brandon Lopez

Considered one of the leading lights of his generation of musical thinkers, Brandon Lopez has become the in demand bassist in NYC. His abilities have garnered attention from musicians and critics alike, recording and playing with the luminary improvisers of NYC and abroad (Tyshawn Sorey, Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, Nate Wooley 4tet, Chris Potter, Gerald Cleaver, Craig Taborn, Ingrid Laubrock, Chris Corsano, Mette Rasmussen, Jooklo Duo, C Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Brandon Seabrook, Tom Rainey, William Parker’s Little Huey, Dave Rempis, Francisco Mela, Susan Alcorn, Justice Yeldham, Joe Morris, Han Bennink, Paul Lytton). He was even handpicked as a soloist by Ashley Fure and The New York Philharmonic to ring in the new musical director, Maestro Jaap Van Zweden’s, first concerts.

He’s the 2018 Artist in Resident at Issue Project Room and Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium.

“Mr. Lopez throttles the bass, playing with relentless fervor” - Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

“Just stunning, it exhausted me and I was the only one in the audience.” - Kurt Gottschalk, Downbeat

“It’s a truism in free jazz that gifted bassists feature on everyone’s speed dial list. If that’s the case then it’s no surprise that Brandon Lopez is one of the most in-demand practitioners on the scene” - New York City Jazz Record

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Photo courtesy of Issue Project Room