Bass, Ensembles

Chuck Deardorf



Chuck Deardorf has been a member of the Northwest jazz scene for over four decades. An acoustic and electric bassist, Deardorf has recorded and toured with jazz greats including saxophonists Bud Shank and Don Lanphere; pianists George Cables, Bill Mays, and Kenny Barron; and guitarists Larry Coryell and Bruce Forman. As a first-call bassist in Seattle, he has been chosen to perform with a long list of legendary artists such as Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Kenny Werner, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbara, Jeff Hamilton, Victor Lewis, Joe Williams, and Mark Murphy, among others.

Deardorf is currently a member of the Gratitude Trio and the Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto. He has also has performed on numerous occasions with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.


Music Studies
Evergreen State College