Colin Sankey is a bass player, composer, and arranger from Vancouver, BC. Compared to Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Alain Caron, his use of extended techniques, such as tapping and harmonics, creates lush harmonies and infectious grooves that sound almost orchestral in nature.
He has been featured in collaborations with musicians from across the Americas, including Charles Berthoud, Ricky Mier, and Ruido Barilari, and performed with JUNO winner Hugh Fraser and JUNO nominee Francois Houle. In addition to being a founder of the band “Den Sessions”, Colin is also currently composing his solo debut EP.
After recently joining Tiktok, Colin is sharing his inspiring arrangements of popular, jazz, and classical music with his 600+ followers, and remains active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
Phone: (778) 809-4152
Colin Sankey is a bass player, composer, and arranger from Surrey, BC. Compared to the likes of Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Alain Caron, he uses extended techniques, such as tapping and harmonics, to create arrangements with lush harmonies and infectious grooves that sound almost orchestral in nature.
Having been featured in collaborations with Charles Berthoud from the East Coast of the US, Ricky Mier from San Francisco, and Ruido Barilari from Argentina, Colin’s bass playing skills have travelled across the Americas! In addition, Colin has toured Western Canada and played the TD International Vancouver Jazz Festival, Uptown Live Festival, and the Surrey Canada Day celebrations. Most of his career has been focused on shows in and around Vancouver, having played with some of the premier jazz musicians in the city, including JUNO winner Hugh Fraser, Miles Black, JUNO nominee Francois Houle, as well as Bryan Deans and the Plastic Acid Orchestra.
He is also a founder of “Den Sessions”, a house band that collaborates with new artists and films the sessions for their online show. Colin is also composing and producing his solo debut EP, and has more collaborations coming in 2020/2021.
“Music has been around for many thousands of years. People have spent so many hours practicing and creating, when they should have been hunting for food and focusing on survival. How could it have survived those thousands of years if it wasn’t important to our species? One of the reasons that it means so much to me, is that it connects people - I can interact with someone on the other side of the world in a meaningful manner, even when we don’t speak the same language.” - Colin Sankey
After recently joining Tiktok, Colin is building a buzz on social media, sharing his inspiring arrangements of popular music with his 600+ followers, and remains active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Once able to perform safely in public venues post COVID-19, he is eager and excited to share his new compositions with the world again in a live setting.
Past performances include:
- Surrey Canada Day Celebrations
- TD International Vancouver Jazz Festival
- New Uptown Live Festival
- Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival