Aneesa Strings – Bass Player Extraordinaire
Ms Aneesa Strings
Aneesa Al-Musawwir has been playing both classical and jazz music for over ten years. Her main focus is jazz, she is heavily influenced by Paul Chambers and Ray Brown. She has played in the Bay Area with many programs including SF Jazz High School All-Stars, the Oakland Youth Orchestra, Oaktown Jazz, Young Musician’s Program, and the Skyline Jazz Band. She has received her Bachelor’s Degree, in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California and is now getting her Masters Degree, in Jazz Studies from Michigan State. She has studied with some recognizable jazz names, including Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave, Marcus Shelby, Khalil Shaheed, Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua and more
Oakland, California native Aneesa Strings is a BAM bassist, lyricist, composer, and singer who is emerging to set a new standard for what it means to be an independent artist. As the youngest of seven siblings, she was exposed to a variety of music at an early age. Icons like Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Bobby Blue Bland, and Miles Davis rooted her introduction to playing music in Jazz and Classical genres. At the age of 12, she began playing the upright bass and exercised her craft in numerous youth music programs, both regional and international. Now she is entering into her tenth year of practice and refining her artistry.
Aneesa Strings is a spirited creative who’s nature exudes the consciousness of balance in the universe with every lyric, note, and tone.
Her debut album, ‘A Shift In Paradigm’, released in July 2014, a multi-genre album with 10 original compositions, which includes video singles: ‘Road Less Traveled’, ‘Simpin’, and ‘Letter of Recommendation’.
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