Canadian-born bassist Kelly Friesen has played music ranging stylistically from straight ahead jazz and 1920’s Dixieland to classical, pop and Rhythm and Blues with such notable performance groups as Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band (1997-2001), the Julliard Symphony Orchestra, and “Sister Sledge” (We Are Family). His formal training included Classical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto for bass, piano, voice and theory. He also received 4 years of private instruction from legendary jazz bassist Ray Brown (1993-1997) and the prominent Classical bassist Homer Mensch
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