Bassist.
Composer, Arranger, Songwriter.
Ensemble Leader.
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ABOUT ETHAN FOOTE

Ethan Foote is a musician and composer seeking new meaning for music in the 21st century. Rooted in the traditions of jazz, Western classical, and folk, he finds that meaning in many places—including in encounters between music and other art forms. He is regularly hard at work performing, composing, and thinking, and he is proud to be a 2017 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence.

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NEWS

Fields Burning Has Arrived

It’s finally happened: my album, Fields Burning, has been released. You can stream it, download it, or order a CD here.


It’s been a long time coming, to say the very least. Much of the material on the album I wrote years ago, and while I always intended to put it all together in one place,  I delayed doing so again and again. When I finally committed and went into the studio, that process itself was long and arduous, but ultimately rewarding in many ways.

In any case, it’s wonderful to finally be able to share my music with the rest of the world. Everything on the album is my creation–the compositions, the arrangements, and the lyrics. I’m also playing guitar (and some other instruments) in addition to bass. But Fields Burning wouldn’t be what it is without the fantastic musicians I had recording everything else (or without engineers Peter Fox and Mike Okusami).

This is true most of all of Wanda Perkins, the vocalist on six out of the seven songs. For all the countless hours I spent crafting these songs down to the smallest detail, from their creative inception to the final stages of mixing them, it was only ever in Wanda’s voice that they really found themselves. (The exception of course is “At The Break Of Day,” to which Marian McLaughlin lent her own distinctive vocal style to great effect.)

So please, take a listen, preferably with a good pair of headphones or speakers. I think you’ll find that, in only 45 minutes of music, there is a lot to hear.

WORK

Ethan is available for broad range of music-related business.

  • Ethan is available to perform as a double bassist or bass guitarist.
  • Book a jazz ensemble for a concert performance, entertainment at an establishment or private event, or another occasion. Specify size, instrumentation, and style.
  • Commission original music for film, theater, dance, and interdisciplinary work, or
    commission an arrangement of your own music.
  • Book Ethan for studio recording as a double bassist or bass guitarist.
  • Study double bass, bass guitar, or music theory with Ethan.

Or contact Ethan about something not listed. He is always open to new ideas.

SHOWS

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MUSIC

Fields Burning Buy Now

Spirit House Buy Now

 

VIDEO

Ethan Foote “Suite for Septet”

 

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AVAILABILITY


Ethan is based in Washington, DC.
He is also available to travel.


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BIG IDEAS


ethan@ethanfootemusic.com