Wayne Darling

Bassist


Many recordings with leading jazz artists plus leads his own jazz project that includes original compositions with a strong emphasis on improvisation.

Professor for Jazz Bass University School of Music - Graz, Austria (retired). Music Director for the Bass Encounters events in Graz and Vienna, Austria. Member of the International Society of Bassists and BassEurope.

Active in supporting Double Bass meetings, workshops, and competitions. Recipient of awards for outstanding musical performance (i.e. Grammy award as part of the Woody Herman recording: „Giant Steps“).

Wayne Darling plays Spirocore double bass strings by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna



Performances and Recordings

Bob Brookmeyer, Howard Curtis, Arni Egilsson, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Jazz Big Band Graz, Joe Henderson, Woody Herman, Marc Johnson, Heinrich von Kalnein, Erich Kleinschuster, Dave Liebman, Mel Lewis, Red Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Ed Neumeister, Niels-Henning ěrsted Pedersen, Jim Pepper, Barre Phillips, Olaf Polziehn, Monika Stadler, Kenny Wheeler, Friedrich Gulda, etc..