Featured Artists! - BlogTalkRadio & You!

Join us January 27, 2013

Ethan1

Ethan Farmer, a native of Chicago, Illinois, has established himself as an incredible talent amongst bass players in the industry today. Born into a musical family, he has a natural gift and ability, however his passion and ear for music are what define him as a bass phenom. While his talent speaks volumes on its own, his charisma and authenticity have propelled his career; affording him opportunities to work with a diverse range of artists traveling and performing around the world.

 
 
 


Ethan was introduced to music early on, first picking up his father’s bass at the age of five and receiving his own at six. Always crediting “some of the most amazing musicians I know,” his first musical influences came from his family who had a well-known gospel group. At eight years old, he became the youngest member of the family group, The Amazing Farmer Singers, marking the beginning of a life long love and pursuit of music. Advanced beyond his years, by sixteen Ethan had toured the country with the family group and established himself in churches around Chicago. As he began to come into his own, he grew anxious to explore other genres of music and was instantly drawn to R&B, funk, and soul, and idolized artists including Prince and Michael Jackson. Spending time with his uncles, who are distinguished musicians, Ethan was introduced to many of the major cats in Chicago who affirmed his talent and encouraged him to pursue greater opportunities.

 
 
 


At seventeen he received his first big break outside of The Amazing Farmer Singers, playing with choir groups including: Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago, Mark Hubbard & The Voices, Ricky Dillard, and the Chicago Mass Choir. From there, he travelled to music festivals around the world including: the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Jakarta Jazz Festival. Through travel he took advantage of all the opportunities to study his craft and develop himself as a musician. His confidence growing, Ethan began to see his professional potential as a musician.

 


Ethan3

 
 


In 1998, he moved to Los Angeles ready to prove his talent in a larger market. He felt confident in his decision early on when he began to see many of his heroes playing in “regular” bars and clubs around LA. With such tangible inspiration, he began sitting in at all of the clubs awaiting any opportunity to jam with the cats. He struggled to make it in LA for a year until he met Andrew Gouche, a prominent gospel bass player, who gave him the chance he had been waiting for. While Andrew would later become a great friend and mentor, it was that initial trust in Ethan’s potential which led to his first big break as a professional playing with Jody Watley on BET’s Planet Groove. From that point forward, Ethan’s career quickly gained momentum as people often wanted to know, “Who was that young kid playing bass?” Since then he has become a household name in the music industry playing, touring, writing, producing and recording with various artists encompassing all genres of music. Throughout his career, Ethan has worked with hundreds of artists including Janet Jackson, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, Darius Rucker, and Hootie and the Blowfish.

 
 


Ethan2

 


Currently, Ethan is readying himself for a busy few months ahead and preparing to leave for the highly anticipated summer tour featuring New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. Having taken a break from touring to for the past two years, he has occupied himself playing and musical directing with artists including Christina Aguilera and Keri Hilson. In addition, he has dedicated himself to more personal projects including the long awaited release of his first album, “Wine & Strings,” as well as new albums with his groups, The Gospel Wonders and The Core. Though he is always juggling multiple projects, most importantly, Ethan is passionate about pursuing his own music.

 
 
 


While his resume speaks for itself, many attribute the foundation of Ethan’s success to his chameleon like ability; adjusting his style to suit the artist while maintaining his own unique sound. A humble character, even with great success he continues to nurture his craft playing in the same local clubs that initially exposed him and helped launch his career, as well as offering advice and mentorship to hopeful musicians. Apart from being an excellent bassist and an all around “nice guy,” he has confirmed his position as a well respected musician in the industry through hard work, dedication, and most importantly, a strong foundation of faith. Ethan Farmer

Join us January 27, 2013 and meet Ethan Farmer!

Sponsored by:

HealthRoads.net

DaughterNature.com

Views: 305

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

DojO- commented on DojO-'s blog post NAACP ACT-SO: "Looking For Talented High School Students" Competition - Grades 9th to 12th [Deadline Approaches]
""Thanks so much for sharing the info about ACT-SO!  And thank you, Leimert Park Beat, for helping to spread the word." - "Your efforts to get the information out to youth in the community are greatly appreciated."…"
22 hours ago
Leslie Elliott posted events
yesterday
Lena Hobson's event was featured
Thumbnail

Leimert Park Garden Tour, May 6, 2017! at Leimert Park Village and throughout the Leimert Park community

May 6, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
On behalf of the Leimert Park Garden Tour Committee, I am thrilled to announce a wonderful biennial event coming to Leimert Park on Saturday, May 6th! In partnership with our non-profit fiscal sponsor, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, we…See More
yesterday
DojO-'s 2 blog posts were featured
yesterday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE "new" World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Mar. 2017 ~
"ATTENTION: This Weekend - The Azar Lawrence Quartet @ MCLM Presented by Double M Jazz Salon    "
Tuesday
DojO- posted a blog post

[NEWS RELEASE] Double M Jazz Salon Presents: AZAR LAWRENCE @ MCLM - Su., Mar. 26th 2PM

  "The 'Master-trane' disciple & current Guru who's pure, soul spiritual, humble & respectful To: wha- has become known as Jazz in the Universe."  -  Presents Mimi Melnick’s Double M Jazz SalonThe Azar Lawrence QuartetSunday, March 26, 2017…See More
Tuesday
Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted an event

Spring Clean Your Body From The Inside Out at Online

April 29, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
It's that time of year again - Spring Time! A time of getting rid of old items, habits, and mindsets. Spring is a great time to look at eating habits and how to make lifestyle changes for the best.Find out ways in which you've unknowingly introduced…See More
Monday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE "new" World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Mar. 2017 ~
""Know talented L.A. area high school artists (literary, performing, visual, dance), STEM scholars, and entrepreneurs? Learn about the upcoming NAACP Beverly Hills-Hollywood ACT-SO competition at orientation on March 11. See flyer for details.…"
Monday

© 2017   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service