The story so far…

Since moving to the US, I’ve worked with a huge amount of truly incredible musicians. Here’s a brief list below.

Some of the musicians I’ve worked with, performed, or recorded with are Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Golub, Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Kirk Covington, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Weingert, Spyro Gyra members Joel Rosenblatt and Julio Fernandez, Tool drummer Danny Carey, Virgil Donati, Derek Sherinian, Toto drummer Simon Phillips, Brian Hughes, Kenny G percussionist Ron Powell, Chick Corea guitarist Mike Miller, Brandon Fields, Gary Novak, Munyungo Jackson, vibes legend Roy Ayers, John McLaughlin keys player Mitch Forman, Ronnie Laws, Tom Scott, Mark Whitfield, John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Richie Morales, Kim Plainfield, David Gilmore, Reggie Washington, Minu Cinelu, Paul Jackson Jr, Randy Brecker, and was also Assistant Musical Director for actor and Eco activist, Ed Begley Jr!

I’ve also worked regularly with Scott Henderson as part of our Nomad Trio/Qt , with Mitch Forman in a trio and quintet setting, toured with the Scott Kinsey Group, and was a full time member of both Planet X and the Virgil Donati Group for 5 years, performing in Sweden, Poland, Greece, Australia and Italy…

In addition I currently lead acid jazz funk outfit Down to the Bone, perform & record with my own Trio B.A.D. and amongst other live projects here in LA, also work in a cutting edge flamenco group too…I like to keep things varied!

I continue to teach lessons and host masterclasses regularly. Some of my past students include: Paul Turner (Jamiroquai, George Michael), Henry Olsen (Primal Scream, Beth Orton), a member of the LA Philharmonic, and many other bassists now out in the professional music world. Students have ranged from almost complete beginners to degree level and beyond. My Masterclasses have been featured at world famous contemporary Music Academies including Musicians Institute, Los Angeles Music Academy, and in Australia, London, England, and Stockholm Sweden.

“Rufus’ encyclopedic knowledge and real world experience would make him an ideal teacher for anyone from a beginner all the way to a professional looking for new ideas and fresh approaches.”
David Allen Moore
Bass, LA Philharmonic
“Rufus possesses an amazing enthusiasm and energy for sharing his concepts on the bass, and has a deep knowledge of harmony combined with an extremely high level of facility on the instrument.”
Jerry Watts
Bass Dept Chair at LACM
“Rufus has an amazing ability to use his wide range of experience to help students of all level develop their voice on the instrument, both technically and melodically.”
Maurice Verloop
Bass Dept Chair at MI Hollywood