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Brandon Robertson

Brandon L. Robertson is a rising upright/electric bassist originally from Tampa, FL. After attending Florida State University College of Music in 2004, Brandon received his B.A. in Music Performance, studying jazz and classical with bass professors Rodney Jordan and Melanie Punter in 2009. During his time at Florida State, he was a part of the FSU Philharmonic, University Symphony Orchestra, FSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo, FSU Salsa Florida, and the FSU Blues Lab.

In 2011, Brandon performed in the Inaugural Ceremony for the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott. In 2012, he released his first album with the Zach Bartholomew Trio entitled "Out of This Town."

Brandon is also active in Jazz Education. In the last five years, Brandon has presented jazz clinics, workshops, and guest performances in schools throughout Florida, and taught at the Florida State University summer jazz camps for middle school and high school. Brandon received his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Florida State University Spring of 2016. Currently Brandon is an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, FL.

Brandon has appeared with Marcus Roberts, Teddy Adams, Longineau Parsons, Jason Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Nick Finzer, Bill Peterson, Dan Miller, Patricia Dean, Thomas Heflin, Leon Anderson, vocalist Carmen Bradford, and the Count Basie Orchestra led by director Scotty Barnhart. Currently Brandon appears Thursday nights at the Barrel Room in downtown Fort Myers, FL with trumpeter Dan Miller and saxophonist Lew DelGatto.


Radio & Podcasts

Brandon Robertson and The Quiet Temple

Read "Brandon Robertson and The Quiet Temple" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week new releases from Brandon Robertson and The Quiet Temple are featured there's also a host of recent albums with a mix of jazz and free improvisation..... Playlist Brandon Robertson “Stablemates" from Bass'd On A True Story (Slammin Media) 00:00 Pat Thomas, John Butcher, Ståle Liavik Solberg “The Solution" from Fictional Souvenirs (Astral Spirits) 07:34 The Quiet Temple “The Last Opium Den (On Earth)" from The Quiet Temple (Wichita Recordings/Point of Departure) 18:22 Frode Gjerstad “Part 3" from Season ...

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2019

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in September, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS Phat Friday Brandon Robertson From: Bass'd On A True Story 06:12 For The Go Go Lafayette ...

Performance / Tour

A Night Bass'd On A True Story

A Night Bass'd On A True Story

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers was packed on Saturday, September 28 for bassist Brandon Robertson's CD release gig/celebration. By my head count, it was standing-room-only and then some. In addition to those fortunate to get seats at tables or the bar,people were standing wherever they could find space. It was a well-deserved turnout to note the release of Bass'd on a True Story (Slammin' Media). The Barrel Room was the natural choice for ...


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Living his jazz mentors’ advice

Living his jazz mentors’ advice

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

Bassist and educator Brandon Robertson practices what he teaches. Robertson earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music performance at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where his mentors had sage advice. “They’ve all told me to go out and make my own name for myself. Make my own success,” Robertson says. “I just want to be positive, be professional and play as well as I can play.” He’s a busy addition to the Southwest Florida jazz scene since moving here summer. ...

-­Dan Miller, Jazz Trumpeter & Member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra

“Brandon Robertson is a groove machine! Always love playing with him. He is very knowledgeable, groove oriented, and has a great beat to play along (and hook-up) with. This same type of work ethic (as a musician) also carries over into his personality, so when you experience Brandon, the musician, you are also experiencing Brandon, the person. He is also a great motivation for kids who might be pursuing music as a career as well. Relates to students very well!”

-Leon Anderson- Jazz Drummer & Director of Jazz Studies, Florida State University

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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


I teach Electric and Upright bass. Ages 10+ and $55/hr. I am available on Tuesdays between 1pm-4pm and Fridays 12-4pm.

Clinic/Workshop Information

-Bass Masterclasses for middle school through the collegiate level -Improvisational masterclasses for rhythm section players

Wayne Shorter
Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Joshua Redman
Paul Chambers
bass, acoustic
Laila Biali
piano and vocals




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Bass'd On A True Story

Slammin Media


Phat Friday

From: Bass'd On A True Story
By Brandon Robertson


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