Ashley Au

bassist, composer, teacher, musician

PROFILE

A multifaceted bassist, composer, arranger, and educator. Specializes in upright and electric basses (4-string, 5-string, and fretless) as well as guitar. Extensive performing, recording, and touring experience in a wide array of styles including jazz, funk, blues, soul, hip-hop, R&B, Americana, rock, and folk.

EDUCATION

BRANDON UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF MUSIC — B.MUS (JAZZ BASS PERFORMANCE) 2011

PRINCIPAL TEACHERS

Gilles Fournier, Double Bass (Jazz), Brandon University
Crystal Tait, Double Bass, Brandon University
Jesse Dietschi, Double Bass, Principal Bassist, Kindred Spirits Orchestra, Toronto, ON

RECORDED WORK (SELECTED)

2016 - WINTER WHEAT - JOHN K. SAMSON, WINNIPEG, MB
2015 - WAVES EP - ODANAH, WINNIPEG, MB
2015 - BEAUTIFUL THINGS - BRADY ENSLEN, MEDICINE HAT, AB
2015 - INGRAINED - CARLY DOW, WINNIPEG, MB 2015 -
WINTER TOUR EP - BRETT NELSON, WINNIPEG, MB

LIVE WORK (SELECTED)

2016 - WINTER WHEAT RELEASE - JOHN K. SAMSON & THE WINTER WHEAT - MOD CLUB, TORONTO, ON
2016 - WINTER WHEAT RELEASE - JOHN K. SAMSON & THE WINTER WHEAT - WECC, WINNIPEG, MB
2015 - SILVERHILL RELEASE - SCOTT NOLAN BAND - PARK THEATRE - WINNIPEG, MB 2015 - WESTERN TOUR - ODANAH - VARIOUS
2015 - BEAUTIFUL THINGS CROSS-CANADA TOUR - BRADY ENSLEN  - VARIOUS
2015 - INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS - CHUCK COPANACE - THE MET, WINNIPEG, MB
2015 - HARVEST SUN FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE - SCOTT NOLAN - KELWOOD, MB
2015 - GATEWAY FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE - JOHN K. SAMSON - BENGOUGH, SK
2015 - FOR THE TURNSTILES - WINNIPEG CONTEMPORARY DANCERS, JOHN K. SAMSON, CHRISTINE FELLOWS, JASON TAIT - GAS STATION ARTS CENTRE - WINNIPEG, MB

ENSEMBLES & BANDS (SELECTED)

JOHN K. SAMSON
SCOTT NOLAN BAND
CARLY DOW
CASIMIR GRUWEL
CHUCK COPANACE
ODANAH
BRETT NELSON