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Skip Ward

 
Bio:
Grammy Award Winning Bassist, Guitarist, Ukulele-ist (is that a word), Lap Steel, Tuba and Penny Whistle... can also get around on piano, and sings background vox. ...OK, Skip Ward, Musician. Skip Ward is a classically-trained jazz musician with a penchant for rock n' roll. And fusion, blues and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Grammy Award Winning Bassist, Guitarist, Ukulele-ist (is that a word), Lap Steel, Tuba and Penny Whistle... can also get around on piano, and sings background vox. ...OK, Skip Ward, Musician. Skip Ward is a classically-trained jazz musician with a penchant for rock n' roll. And fusion, blues and ... (read complete bio)
 

Skip Ward Biography

Grammy Award Winning Bassist, Guitarist, Ukulele-ist (is that a word), Lap Steel, Tuba and Penny Whistle... can also get around on piano, and sings background vox. ...OK, Skip Ward, Musician.

Skip Ward is a classically-trained jazz musician with a penchant for rock n' roll. And fusion, blues and bluegrass. In fact, Skip can play in just about anything with a rhythm section, and has had experience in too many genres and styles to count. He plays four, five and six string electric and acoustic fretted and fretless basses, and has a special love for the upright.

Though Skip was born and raised in the thriving metropolis of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, he now lives in New York City. He says he prefers the quietness of the Big Apple. He has studied with Anthony Knight of the Cleveland Orchestra and Frank DiLaberto of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also had the privilege of studying with the great Jaco Pastorius, and surviving to tell the tale. Whether it's live or in the studio, Skip's bottom end truly is a very heavy thing. Artists he has played/recorded with include: Tony Trischka, with Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, Matuto, Gordon Stone (Phish), Phoebe Snow, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Cyndi Lauper, Cassandra Wilson, David Sancious (Sting, Eric Clapton), Manolo Badrena, Jim White, Tandy, The Wild Colonials, Angela McCluskey, David Benoit, Carrie Rodriguez, Melissa Manchester, Shannon McNally, Michael Daves, Steve Holley (Paul McCartney, Ian Hunter), Demolition String Band (featuring Boo Reiners), Brendan O'Shea, Mark Geary, Ana Egge, Darren Lyons Group, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tom Pierson Big Band, Canton Symphony, Akron Symphony, the Ohio Ballet. For a complete list of artists, call Skip and be prepared to listen for a while. If you watch TV, you may have seen him on David Letterman, SNL or the The Ellen Degeneres Show. You'll hear Skip on many soundtracks, and he has been on national tour with a number of major theatrical productions. Million Dollar Quartet, NYC Shakespare In The Park As You Like It, High School Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song & Dance, Cats, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line and West Side Story are just a few of the shows he has worked on. He will be tour internationally as American Musical Ambassador through the U.S. State Department and American Voices. He also has lots of experience writing (he's a member of BMI) and playing advertising jingles, and plays regularly in Ireland. But perhaps we shouldn't talk about that.





Skip Ward News

Maria Corsaro to Present WHY NOT? at Chelsea Table + Stage in March Photo Maria Corsaro to Present WHY NOT? at Chelsea Table + Stage in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2023

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčMARIA CORSARO poses the musical question, WHY NOT?, in an evening of swing, ballad, bossa, and bebop at Chelsea Table + Stage on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Becca Kidwell Releases Her First Two Singles Worldwide Photo Becca Kidwell Releases Her First Two Singles Worldwide
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 9, 2022

Cabaret artist on the climb and bugeoning songwriter Becca Kidwell releases two original songs on all digital platforms today.

News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup Photo News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 27, 2022

URBAN STAGE's annual Winter Rhythms cabaret series has announced the full run-down of shows and acts to play in the 2022 season

Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December Photo Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Pangea’s holiday tree will be all a-blaze with garlands of mirthful Downtown artistry this December, featuring Sidney Myer, Tammy McCann, Roz White, and more.

Pangea Highlights In November Include Salty Brine, Tammy Faye Starlite, Eddie Brill,  Photo Pangea Highlights In November Include Salty Brine, Tammy Faye Starlite, Eddie Brill, Tom Judson, And Charles Busch
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Pangea, a vital incubator for new work crossing boundaries between theatre, music and elsewhere, will present a diverse mix of entertainers in November.  

Leslee Warren Will Encore ME MYSELF & EYE: SONGS OF A NEARSIGHTED GIRL at Pangea Nove Photo Leslee Warren Will Encore ME MYSELF & EYE: SONGS OF A NEARSIGHTED GIRL at Pangea November 4th
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 8, 2022

The wonderful musical cabaret ME MYSELF & EYE will return to Pangea in November as creator, writer, and star Leslee Warren launches her debut album.

Review: THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT Beautifully Photo Review: THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT Beautifully at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 5, 2022

To present Eric Michael Gillett with the first-ever Darrell Henline Award the American Songbook Association produced an award show ceremony that could serve as a blueprint for how it's done.

Skip Ward Videos

First Listen: Preview 'Dracula's Tango' from Kim David Smith's New Album! Videoplay
First Listen: Preview 'Dracula's Tango' from Kim David Smith's New Album!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2020

The new album Kim David Smith: Live at Joe's Pub will be released on digital and streaming platforms, in addition to a physical CD, on Friday, July 17. Pre-order the album or purchase the CD at KimDavidSmith.com

STAGE TUBE: David Perlman & Natalie Weiss Spin 'All By Myself' in MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!, Madagascar Live!, and other shows without exclamation points) returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last week for his solo concert debut of MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS. The show featured guest star Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Les Miserables, Everyday Rapture). The pair put a spin on 'All By Myself' by Eric Carmen (sung in the style of Celine Dion) - check it out below!

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Amanda Green and Cast of HANDS ON A HARDBODY Perform at Broadway at Birdland
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2013

Amanda Green returned to the stage at The Broadway at Birdland concert series for a one-night-only special event on September 29. Green is an award winning performer and Tony-nominated Broadway composer-lyricist. For this event, she was joined by members of the Broadway cast of Hands On A Hardbody. Together they performed an evening of her hilarious and moving songs, and celebrated the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. The singers were backed by members of the original Broadway 'Pit Crew' for Hardbody, including Musical Director Matt Gallagher on piano, Skip Krevens on Pedal Steel, Shannon Ford on drums and Skip Ward on bass.