Ariane Cap

Austrian Ariane Cap is a multi instrumentalist, educator and composer. An eclectic and versatile bassist she has covered many styles, from Rock (Keith Olsen/Fleetwood Mac), Jazz (Daline Jones, Montclair Women’s Big Band) to Folk and Flamenco (Muriel Anderson), to classical music (The Mozart Band), African (The Palm Wine Boys), Celtic (Tempest), Top 40 (Brian CLine Band, The Partymonsters), Latin Disco (Generation Esmeralda) to Punk Rock (The Sippy Cups) and Cirque du Soleil. As a leader, Ariane has teamed up with star Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson to create the critically acclaimed duo ‘OoN’.

Ariane has been featured for her creative playing techniques and solid bandmanship in Bass Player Magazine (January 2014), Bassquarterly (September 2013) and other publications.

She regularly teaches at the Berkeley Jazz School (California Jazz Conservatory), The Wyoming Rock Camp Experience (10 years in residence), the Berkeley Jazz Workshop, The Academy of Art University and her own Music School, Step Up Music. She taught for Arts Without Boundaries in Montana and showcased at Stanford University and the International Double Reed Society Conference 2013. As a composer she has turned out compositions for Karney Music and Sound, Somatone and Wolftrack audio. Her books on improvisation methods and The Bass Pattern System are forthcoming.


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