Robert Harper is a professional musician that's currently busy as a Session Bassist, Solo Recording Artist, Music Instructor, and Music Product Marketer. He is known for his funky infectious grooves which he lends to various Artists throughout the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia,) area. He studied electric bass guitar and upright double bass at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California with Oskar Cartaya, Bob Magnusson, Jeff Berlin, Tim Bogart, guest instructors Louis Johnson, and Nathan East. Privately on his own time Robert has studied with jazz/fusion bassist Bunny Brunel & jazz guitarist/bassist Frank Potenza. Television and Radio appearances have included the variety show "In The House" filmed at the (Downey Cable Network) in Downey, California and an in-depth interview with song play at (KPCC Radio) in Pasadena, California. He has played with Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson), Robert Wilson (The GapBand), and R&B crooners (The California Executives) amongst others. He's also shared the stage with former Disney Mouseketeer, Actress, and Christian soul vocal artist Raquel Herring.
Robert's funky style, high visibility, energetic personality, along with his keen sense of social media marketing have garnered him endorsements from various companies such as: Paul Lairat Basses, GR Bass Amplification, Gallistrings, Cordial Cables, Telefunken Microphones, Masterworks Cymbals, Roadie Tuners, Morley Pedals, D&A Guitar Gear, EMG Pickups, RapcoHorizon Accessories, Fishman Transducers, Levy's Leather - Straps & Gigbags, Beat Buddy - Drum Machines, and Pandamidi - Future Impact Bass Synthesizer Pedals. He frequently travels to Anaheim, California and Nashville, Tennessee to perform for his many sponsors at the NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) which is one of the world's largest music trade shows in existence today. Robert Harper is also an active member of The Recording Academy and Owner/Operator of J.Productions Rehearsal Studio located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Mr.Harper's personal manager is his wife Aisha Harper who happens to be the cousin of legendary keyboardist, producer, arranger, and songwriter (Wayne Linsey) who has worked for (American Idol / Tonight show with Jay Leno / The Jacksons / Whitney Houston / Maze featuring Frankie Beverly) and practically all of the major televised music award shows and events. Currently Robert holds down the bass duties for the super exciting Hip/Hop Fusion Band "Area 301" out of Maryland. Robert Harper resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN (4 & 5 STRING) ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC BASS GUITARS / ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS
Live performances, recording, clinics, and touring.