About bassist and composer Artie Langston ...

Performing in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to jazz, rock, and blues groups, bassist and composer Artie Langston may be heard on recordings, soundtracks, and commercials. 

He's appeared on national network television and at venues such as the U.S. White House, Carnegie Hall, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The 1990 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan and Holland America’s Salute to Jazz Cruises, to mention but a few.

Over the years, Artie has worked with and been featured with such artists as: Snookum Russell, Louie Jordan, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Lee Konitz, Eddie Harris, Mel Torme, Stephan Grapelli, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Bob Wilbur, The Dukes of Dixieland, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker, Buddy DeFranco, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Chuck Berry, Professor Longhair, Gatemouth Brown, Mike Bloomfield, Dan Hicks, Lucinda Williams, Patti Page, Perry Como, Steve Allen, The Ink Spots, The Four Aces, New Orleans famed Olympia Brass Band (tuba), and has been a musical director and conductor.

In addition to teaching bass and jazz improvisation privately for a number of years, he's taught at several universities and is currently preparing a new method in two volumes, Jazz and Swing Bass Fundamentals. He's also given music clinics in the United States, Europe and Japan. 

Artie holds BM in doublebass from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MM in Jazz Studies from Webster University, St. Louis, and has done Ph.D. work in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas, Austin where he was Instructor of Jazz Bass.



cd.gif (5386 bytes) What's New with Artie?


Featuring seasoned veterans Tony Horowitz, trumpet/flugelhorn and Bobby Schiff, piano, bassist/composer Langston has released a new CD of mellow, swinging jazz originals by all three artists, in a unique drummerless trio setting. This recording has been getting some great reviews internationally.


Artie is the bassist on First Day Of Spring by violinist Sebastian Campesi. Combine Italian and Gypsy folk traditions, an impeccable classical background, sixty years of playing jazz -- and you have Sebastian. Also featured are Wynton Marsalis drummer Herlin Riley, and special guest artist, fiddler Johnny Gimble. You can get it on Catfish Jazz here.

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