Ernest Tibbs was born and raised in Los Angeles, having grown up in a very musical family. His father
constantly exposed him to different sounds and his aunt Bobbette Jamison-Harrison, is a well-known
and sought after vocalist. His home was filled with all the sounds of R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and even
singer-songwriter Pop music.
It was when Ernest was 11 that his grandmother bought him his first bass. His Father introduced him
to the basslines of Ray Brown and Neils Henning Orsted Pederson. His father's philosophy was if you
want to be a real bass player, your walking lines had to be impeccable