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.
-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
Brandon Robertson is one of those hungry young musicians who will have a positive impact on everybody in his spectrum
-Rodney Jordan, Jazz Bassist & Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Florida State University
“Brandon Robertson is one of the best young bassists in the world today....he brings the proper level of skill and imagination to the bandstand that can lift and propel a trio, a quintet, or a full jazz orchestra....hire him....
-Scotty Barnhart, Jazz Trumpeter & Director of The Count Basie Orchestra
I have been fortunate enough to know Brandon as both a performer and an educator
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.
-Bass Masterclasses for middle school through the collegiate level
-Improvisational masterclasses for rhythm section players