Wayne Darling

Double Bass | Genre: Jazz

Many recordings with leading jazz artists and leads his own jazz project that includes original compositions with a strong emphasis on improvisation. Professor for Jazz Bass University School of Music - Graz, Austria (retired). Music Director for the Bass Encounters events in Graz / Vienna. Member of the International Society of Bassists and BassEurope. Active in supporting Double Bass meetings, workshops, and competitions. Recipient of awards for outstanding musical performance (i.e. Grammy award as part of the Woody Herman recording „Giant Steps“).

Perfomances and recordings

Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Darling Trio, Howard Curtis,  Arni Egilsson,   Bill Elgart, Art Farmer, Bud Freeman, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Jazz Big Band Graz, Joe Henderson, Woody Herman, Art Hodes, Marc Johnson, Sheila Jordan,  Erich Kleinschuster,  Dave Liebman,  Mel Lewis, Red Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Ed Neumeister,  Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Jim Pepper, Barre Phillips, Olaf Polziehn, Monika Stadler, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Friedrich Gulda.

Selected Discography

„Barcelona“, Joe Henderson Trio/Duo, ENJA 3037st

„Blackbird“, Heinrich von Kalnein, PM-50302

„Darling, O’Mara, Elgart, Wheeler“, Kenny Wheeler Quartet, Koala CD 022

„Dedications“, Andreas Mayerhofer Trio, ATS CD-0782

„Giant Steps", Woody Herman Big Band, Fantasy QJCCD-344-2, Grammy Award USA

„Gone Again“, Wayne Darling Band, SBF-CD-450294

„Here and There“, JBBG plays the music of Ed Neumeister, Mons MR-874-329

„Like A Crazy“, Howard Curtis, Perkussion Diskussion, AUMS/LCI 0954n    

„Music of Bob Brookmeyer“, Jazz Big Band Graz, Mons MR 874-341

„Polar Bear Stomp“, Jim Pepper Trio, Universal 986551-6

„Rain Cave“, Wayne Darling Band, SOS J-011

„Scandinavia“  Monika Stadler/Wayne Darling Duo  Extraplatte EX 905-2

„Seniomsed“ ATS Records CD-0834 Wayne Darling: Bass & Waterphone, Olaf Polziehn: Piano, Howard Curtis: Drums & Percussion

„The Complete Musician“, Friedrich Gulda, Amadeo 0189.0

Wayne Darling presents: feat. Arni Egilsson, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Billy Elgart and Fritz Pauer, „The Art Of The Bass, Vol. 1- Bass Encounters“, Laika 3510165.2
Wayne Darling presents: feat. Marc Johnson, John Hollenbeck and Fritz Pauer, „The Art of the Bass, Vol. 2 - The Beiderbecke/Carmichael Songbook“, Laika 3510187.2

Wayne Darling

„The Thomastik-Infeld Spirocore strings give me the tone clarity, warmth, sustain and punch that I need for outstanding performance. The response and sound projection is excellent regardless of  ensemble size.They are simply the best! Thank you, Thomastik-Infeld!"

Wayne Darling plays Spirocore double bass strings by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna