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Michael Janisch

Michael Janisch is an electric & double bassist, composer, bandleader, producer, professor of music and record label owner originally from the USA currently based in London, England. His multitude of talents across the music industry have seen him become one of the leading artists of his generation in contemporary improvised and experimental music.

As a bassist he’s known for his versatility, full-toned sounds and passion for playing time and groove with authenticity and dedication, no matter the context. A keen improviser, he has been described as ‘virtuosic and emphatic’ (The Guardian) and Bass Musician Magazine asserts “Janisch is one of the few bass players out there who plays both electric and upright with equal facility, passion and musicality.” In addition to performing he’s an adjunct Professor of Double Bass at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and regularly performs masterclasses at universities and festivals around the world.

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