Born in Philadelphia, six-string bassist Gerald Veasley is well regarded as a composer, producer, artist and educator. Veasley has been appreciated by fans and fellow musicians alike for his virtuosity yet soulful approach to music-making.
Critics have noticed his work, as he’s been voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz Magazine. Though he’s known as a contemporary jazz musician, the versatile bassist has never been content working in one genre, and collaboration is an important feature of Veasley’s career. He had a long and fruitful association with both Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Zawinul; not only touring and recording with those two masters, but also contributing songs to their repertoire. He’s also worked with such important jazz artists as Pat Martino, Special EFX, Pieces of a Dream and the Jaco Pastorius Big Band. His appreciation of all-star collaborations led him to create concert events featuring leading contemporary jazz artists such as Kirk Whalum, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Maysa, and Bobby Lyle. He’s also worked with R&B legend, Gerald Levert, jazz diva, Nnenna Freelon, the soulful Teddy Pendergrass, gospel icons Dixie Hummingbirds, straight ahead piano giant McCoy Tyner and many other diverse artists.