Clinton Day - electric bass

I began studying music at Columbia College in California in 1982 under Dr. Rod Harris. I finished my studies at San Jose State University in California, receiving my Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1987, and earning my Master of Arts Degree in 1990.
I've been primarily a bassist for the last 30+ years, but am also a jazz pianist, arranger and vocalist.


Jazz and funk electric bass, original arrangements and improvisation in small group settings.
Studio performance on electric bass.
Music transcriptions as well as arrangements for a variety of ensembles.
Original musical compositions in a variety of formats for advertising, live performance, CD-ROM, broadcast and web-based applications.



  • BA Music 1987 San Jose State University
    MA Music 1990 San Jose State University

Performance Experience:

30+ years as a professional bassist in the Bay Area, as well as an accompanist/arranger for the Columbia College Music Program under the direction of Dr. Rod Harris, having performed with numerous artists including Mic Gillette, Barbara Morrison, Cornelius Bumpus, Clare Fischer, Bobbie McFerrin, Carl Anderson, Don Shelton, Bobby Shew, Grant Geissman, Phil Mattson, and Richie Cole.

Accompanist/arranger for the award winning De Anza College Vocal Jazz program in California , under the direction of Roger Letson.

Professional bassist and pianist performing locally in the San Francisco Bay area.

Teaching Experience:

I am a currently a music instructor at Berkeley City, Columbia and Contra Costa Colleges where I teach courses in Jazz, Blues and American Popular Music, Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, and The History of Rock Music.

Vocal Jazz Director, Student Musical Activities-Vocal Assistant Director: University of California, Berkeley
Private bass, jazz piano and theory instructor.


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