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Norm Stockton

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:

Lincoln Brewster
Dominique Di Piazza (John McLaughlin)
Bryan Duncan
Tony Guerrero
Bobby Kimball (TOTO)
Steve Laury (solo artist, Fattburger)
Luna Halo
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
MTD strings
Sibelius notation software
Pro Tools HD


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Primary Instrument

Bass, electric

Clinic/Workshop Information

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.


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