Michael Farquharson

 

 Extraordinary bassist Michael Farquharson is Canada’s answer to the late great Jaco Pastorius. A former student of Jaco’s and an alumnus of the New England Conservatory of Music, Michael is an acclaimed performer in the studio, on the stage, and in the pit of popular ensembles such as the orchestras for the Canadian production of "Les Miserables." An accomplished academician, Michael writes the column for instructional bass in Canadian Musician magazine and teaches theory at Humber college in Toronto.

Michael Farquharson's second album "The Arrival" released Oct 1, 1997. This extraordinary recording continues to show us why Michael is recognized as one of Canada’s leading bass players and is known for his virtuosity, creativity and improvisational talents. He is also a prolific composer, with a masters degree in Jazz Composition and Theory from the New England Conservatory in Boston and a Music diploma from Humber College in Toronto, both with honours. Michael has performed on over 80 albums and some 400 jingles plus countless live performances. Farquharson is a highly respected teacher, adjudicator and clinican who has appeared across Canada and the United States. He currently holds the prestigious position of Associate Professor of Harmony at the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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