Bassist and composer Desmond White is rapidly becoming one of New York City’s most in-demand sidemen, as well as leading his own group performing his original material drawing influence from the worlds of jazz, pop/rock and folk music. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He has performed with some of Australia’s leading jazz artists including Joe Chindamo, Jamie Oehlers, Rumberos, Los Cabrones, Julien Wilson, Mark Fitzgibbon, Stephen Magnusson, James Muller, Zac Hurren, Scott Tinkler and many others. He was a founding member of the ARIA winning pop/rock group Washington, touring extensively with this band to major festivals around the country. After building a successful career in Australia, he relocated to NYC in 2009 to pursue his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance on a full scholarship from the Manhattan School of Music.