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Nedra Wheeler: Bass is the Place

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Nedra Wheeler anchors any ensemble in which she plays with a rhythmic authority blended with a melodic playfulness. Her big bass sound drives a variety of bands, including Nate Morgan's hard swinging trio, Tracey Chapman's latest Roxy performance, the Women's Jazz Ensemble, and her own sextet. The LA native has taken her art to Europe and New York, but her home town audiences reap the greatest rewards for her years of training and broad playing experience. Wheeler's protean schedule finds ...