Bassist/solo artist/clinician Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has been profiled in Bass Player magazine (12/95 & 2/10) and is recognized by many as one of the premier bassists today. From 2006-2012, he was the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster. He currently performs with Grammy-winning singer Bobby Kimball (original lead vocalist with TOTO).
As a solo artist, he has released two instrumental projects that have garnered widespread acclaim from around the globe. His recently-released 2nd solo project, Tea In The Typhoon, features stellar guest artists John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Manring, Etienne Mbappe and more, and further affirms Norm's reputation as a world-class bassist and composer.
Norm has performed or recorded with such artists as:
Dominique Di Piazza (John McLaughlin)
Bobby Kimball (TOTO)
Steve Laury (solo artist, Fattburger)
Mandisa (American Idol)
Rob Mullins (solo artist, The Crusaders)
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Darlene Zschech (Hillsong)
and many more.
Norm is also known internationally as a bass educator and clinician. His bass instructional dvd series, Grooving for Heaven (now distributed by Alfred Publishing), has sold extensively in the United States and abroad. His instructional site (www.ArtOfGroove.com) serves subscribers from around the world. He has conducted master classes or is adjunct faculty at Concordia University, Hope International University, Biola University, The Los Angeles Music Academy, and more. He also serves as the bass columnist for Christian Musician magazine.
Norm lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife and daughters.
MTD (Michael Tobias Design) basses
Gallien-Krueger amplification & speakers
Sibelius notation software
Pro Tools HD
An extremely educational yet informal evening of lively music and highly
practical suggestions related to developing and enhancing your effectiveness
as a bassist.
Norm's "Grooving" clinics are a mixture of technique, approach/concept, gear
talk, tips and further elaboration on topics found in Norm's acclaimed
Grooving for Heaven instructional DVD series (in particular, the
drum/bass relationship in an ensemble is examined in detail). Norm also
demonstrates and explains a number of more advanced techniques as he
performs tunes from his Pondering the Sushi and Tea In The
Typhoon solo projects.