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Hussain J.   
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Instruments: Bass (4,5 and 6 string, Fretless and Upright, Vocals, Keyboards and Percussion, Producer, Arranger, Composer
Top 5 Tours / Live Gigs: Sergio Mendes, Al McKay, Yanni, Dave Weckl band
Recordings: John Robinson, Steve Weingart, Robert Kyle, Dave Weckl

Biography:

Since arriving in California from his native land of Sri Lanka (via Europe), Hussain has become one of the most sought-after bassist Los Angeles. His in-the-pocket feel and versatility has kept his phone ringing in the past sixteen years.



Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Hussain grew up surrounded by the richly varied traditional music of his country, but also listened constantly to pop, jazz, & r&b that was played over the radio. He started singing in school choirs at 10, took up piano accordian at age 12 and at 17 started playing electric bass.



In 1982 while performing with a local band in Sri Lanka, Hussain was offered to tour Europe with an r&b band, eventually spending six years on the European club circuit. In 1988 he moved to Los Angeles to study music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California. He graduated from MI in March 1989, receiving the schools highest award, the Vocational Honors Diploma.



In the past sixteen years Hussain has gradually grown busier and more in demand as his reputation has spread as a player ,writer, arranger, producer and music educator. He teaches at the LosAngeles Music Academy and also is currently touring with Sergio Mendes, LA All Stars & Yanni . Below is a partial list of people he has recorded and
or toured with.



Tom Scott, Justo Almario, Michael Bolton, Bobby Brown , Deneice Williams, Jim Messina, Paul Russo, Christopher Cross, Hellen Reddy, Ignacio Berroa, Mel Carter, Al McKay all stars , Kleber Jorge, Melissa Manchester, The Atlanta Symphony, Carol King , Stefanie Powers, Tito Puente, Jim Messina, Whitney Houston , Kevyn Lettau, Steve Winwood, Ed Ames, Sam Moore , Word of Mouth, Marty Stuart, Eliana Estevah, Phoebe Snow , Anna Maria Alberghetti, Yanni, Robert Kyle, Gloria Gaynor , Joe Williams, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra , John Raitt & Janis Page, Dave Weckl band, Dirk Fisher big band, The Four Tops , Petula Clark, Jack Jones , Freda Payne, Jonathan Butler, Kenny Kirkland, Pam Tillis , Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jerry Buttler , Lamont Dozier, Marilyn Scott, Pauline Wilson, Crystal Gayle, Pocket Change, Chaka Khan, Monica Mancini, Sharon Peri, David Foster, Captain & Tennille , Freddie Ravel, Dione Warwick , Monica, Russelle Ferrante, Rique Pantoja, Sergio Mendes, Niki Haris, Hubert Laws, Robert Greenidge, Ralph MacDonald



 
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