FREE TRIAL OFFER! Try the SBL Academy for 14 days, FREE of charge! Limited time offer. Click here

Online Bass Lessons

Academy Faculty

Academy Faculty:

Rufus Philpot

In the course of the last ten years Rufus has established himself as one of the leading exponents of the Bass guitar in the Jazz and Fusion and World Music scenes in America and Europe.

Rufus is Musical Director for Down to the Bone, a high energy Acid jazz group from the UK.. They have played many major festivals including the Capital Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, Birchmere Jazz Festival, Va. And the Capital Jazz Cruise-this year going to Jamaica alongside jazz legend Roy Ayers.

Some of the Musicians Rufus has performed or recorded with: Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Golub, Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Kirk Covington, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Weingert, Spyro Gyra members: Joel Rosenblatt, Julio Fernandez, Tool drummer Danny Carey, Virgil Donati, Derek Sherinian, Toto drummer Simon Phillips, Brian Hughes, Kenny G percussionist Ron Powell, Chick Corea guitarist Mike Miller. Brandon Fields, Gary Novak, Munyungo Jackson, vibes legend Roy Ayers, John Mclaughlin keys player Mitch Forman, Ronnie Laws, Tom Scott, Mark Whitfield, John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Richie Morales, Kim Plainfield, David Gilmore, Reggie Washington, Minu Cinelu, Paul Jackson jr,and Randy Brecker..

…….and was also Assistant Musical Director for actor and Eco activist, Ed Begley Jr!

Rufus tears it up with Trio B.A.D

Check out this interview and bass solo with Rufus

Rufus Philpot – Soloing Concepts – 10.17.2015

Rufus Philpot hosts another seminar this time for SBL Live Weekend. Rufus Discusses soloing concepts.

Academy Content:
Click here to Enroll

Rufus Philpot – Supercharging Your Practice & Creating Your Own Solo Ideas – 06.20.2016

Rufus Philpot hosts another seminar for SBL Academy. Rufus discusses Supercharging Your Practice & Creating Your Own Solo Ideas

Academy Content:
Click here to Enroll

Get exclusive expert seminars from Rufus Philpot and more - only in the Bass Academy!

Already a member?

Log In for Access

Not a member yet?

Find out more