Claude Preece

Basses, Cello, Percussion

In a career spanning forty years, bassist Claude Preece has explored almost every style of music. He has worked with such notable jazz artists as Dave Brubeck and Skitch Henderson, and classically concertized with such celebrated composers, conductors, and artists as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, John Cage, Michael Tilson Thomas, Virgil Thompson, and Broadway and screen star, Ethel Merman.

Claude has also appeared in many an orchestra pit for both local theater groups and professional companies in productions ranging from "My Fair Lady" to "The American Dance Machine.".

"Being a bass player myself, I was particularly mindful of who I had in this position for these live performances. The moment I heard Mr.Preece put his bow to the string, I was sold. He plays with such spirit and passion, bringing something new to my music every time he plays it.”