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Larry Tresp Bassist has enjoyed 35 years of professional experience in the Jazz and Pop music scene in the Milwaukee area and southeastern Wisconsin.

​PERFORMANCE As a free lance bassist Larry has performed with the Moody Blues, jazz pianist Buddy Montgomery, Chuck Hedges (clarinet), and has been the Festa Italiana bassist for over 25 years, backing up such artists as Dick Contino, Frank Stallone, and many other Las Vegas acts. Larry currently plays bass with the Contemporary Jazz group OPUS, the Paul Spencer Band at Caroline's Jazz ClubWall of Sound, and the George Buseteri Band
Larry has recorded with: 
  • ​Frank Vlasis (pianist)

As a classical bassist Larry has performed with
the Waukesha Symphony, Oshkosh Symphony, 
Sheboygan Symphony, and is currently a member 
of the Festival City Symphony of Milwaukee
  • Leading music educator in string pedagogy 
  • Head of Orchestral program for the Cudahy Public Schools for 33 years 
  • Music Department chair for 15 years
  • Extensive performance background in classical, jazz, and pop music styles on String bass, 4, 5, and 6 string electric basses.
  • Voted “Music Teacher of the Month” by Smooth Jazz WJTZI -FM93.3 
  • Staff member for Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Music Education, UW-Milwaukee-1977
  • Master of Arts In Teaching, Aurora University - 1997
  • Studied bass with Roger Ruggeri, Principal bassist MSO, Karl Netolicka, Principal bassist Oslow, Norway, Harry Sturm, Principal cellist CSO and MSO.
  • Participant in Master Classes with world renown Bass Soloist Gary Karr, and Jazz Bassists Ron Carter and Richard Davis
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