Ian Stapp


Guitar, Cello, Piano, Percussion

Ian Stapp is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer from Tucson, Arizona. After being inspired by his family’s record collection, Ian began studying guitar at age 8. During middle school he began playing both upright and electric bass, performing in his middle and high school jazz bands and orchestras. He also played in rock bands with friends. Ian began performing professionally with local musicians at age 16, quickly making a name for himself playing jazz, salsa, rock, and classical music.

Ian received a scholarship to the University of North Texas, studying for two years before completing a BFA at the City College of New York. While at CCNY, Ian had the privilege of studying with bass legends John Patitucci, Gary Peacock, Larry Grenadier, and Tony Scherr. Ian maintains a busy performance and teaching schedule, working with students on guitar, cello, and piano.