Appleman, Rich

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Appleman, Rich

Appleman, Rich, jazz bassist; b. Altoona, Pa., March 12, 1946. Appleman is chair of bass at the Berklee Coll. of Music, where he earned his bachelors degree in music. He has performed with Lionel Hampton, Gregory Hines, The Fringe, and The Boston Pops Orch., and has worked in the pit bands for theater productions of The Secret Garden, Ain’t Misbehaviri, A Chorus Line, Cats, Les Miserables, Grease, and West Side Story. The electric bass editor for the International Society of Bassists, Appleman is also a columnist for Bass Player magazine. He has made numerous recordings with The Fringe and others, and has played on many radio and television jingles.


With Joseph Viola, Contemporary Rhythm for Electric Bass; Chord Studies for Electric Bass.

—Lewis Porter