Fred Vandenberg, Fretless Bassist, Composer, Solo Bass

About Me

Fred VandenbergFred 8-26-13

Fred Vandenberg Musician, Composer and Bassist.

Fred has been playing guitar for 40 years . 6 years ago he changed instruments . He now plays a 5 string fretless bass. Fred Latest Cd is entitled “ Shapes of Things to Come “ Released 2016,  All Freds original compositions featuring  Carlo D’Alessandro on Keys and Tom Cottone on Drums. This is a very exciting Jazz Fusion Cd. Freds other Cds include

“ Fred Vandenberg and the Worldbeat Ensemble” released in 1994 and His Solo Guitar recording entitled “ OFF “ released in 2002 featuring his 49 string Harp Guitar.

Fred has played with Rick Tate Sr, Ron Howerton, Ted Greenberg, Jim Miller, Chico Huff, Marc Adler , Carlo Dalesandro, Tom Cottone, Odean Pope, Alan Nelson, Stephe Ferrero just to name a few.

Fred has studied with Steve Giordano, Pat Martino, Harry Leahey, Rufus Reid, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre, Harold Mabern, and Dave Samuels.

Fred is currently recording his newest CD and Playing with The Legendary Quartet featuring Odean Pope on Sax .