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Jeffrey Carney, Principal Bass

Jeffrey Carney, Bass


One of the most in-demand bassists in New York City, Jeff Carney's resume reads like a “who's who” of the world's elite artists.

As an accompanist, Carney has been heard alongside jazz greats Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, Art Farmer and Freddie Hubbard and pop icons such as Sting, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli and Elton John. He has performed with Barbra Streisand on her last seven tours and her recent performance at The Village Vanguard.

Jeff is principal bassist for The New York Pops orchestra at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as a featured bassist with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, as well as numerous chamber music concerts and music festivals worldwide. Jeff has been heard in pit orchestras for several Broadway productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Cyrano, The Secret Garden, Anything Goes, and the current production of Les Miserables.

As a studio player, he can be heard on many jingles and film soundtracks, including True Grit, Julie & Julia, The Good Shepherd, Secret Window, Shaft 2 and The Producers to name a few.

Jeff is a professor of double bass and electric bass at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies.