Ashley Au is a Winnipeg-based bassist, composer, arranger, and educator. A multifaceted musician, Ashley specializes in the upright and electric basses (4-string, 5-string, and fretless) as well as guitar, and is a much sought after sessional musician and music educator. After completing a degree in Jazz Bass Performace (B. Mus) at Brandon University, under the direction of Michael Cain, Greg Gatien, Eric Platz, and Gilles Fournier, Ashley has become an active member of Winnipeg’s music scene.
Current and past projects include work with Weakerthans frontman, John K. Samson; folk roots songstress, Carly Dow; internationally-acclaimed Americana tastemaker, Scott Nolan; Juno award-winning songwriter, William Prince; composer/trumpeter Chuck Copanace; Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, emerging psych-folk songsmith, Casimir Gruwel; progressive spoken-word hip-hop outfit, Dr. Strange and the Hidden Gems (Nereo II); indie psych-rock quartet, Odanah; songwriter, Brett Nelson; Roma-inspired feminist folk-punks, Bacca; and many more.