Chuck Deardorf

George Cables and Chuck Deardorf
George Cables and Chuck Deardorf, photo by Jim Levitt  

Chuck Deardorf has been an integral member of the Northwest jazz scene for over two decades.  A respected acoustic and electric bassist, his dynamic performances have been a part of countless festivals, nightclubs, and recording sessions, touring the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Australia with such jazz greats as saxophonists Bud Shank and Don Lanphere; pianists George Cables, Bill Mays, and Kenny Barron; and guitarists Larry Coryell and Bruce Forman.  As a first call bassist in Seattle over the last twenty-five years, he has been chosen to perform with a long list of legendary artists such as Chet Baker, Kenny Werner,  Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Eric Alexander, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbara, Jeff Hamilton, Victor Lewis, Joe Williams and Mark Murphy among others.

Chuck’s latest solo release on Origin records, Perception (released 2019) features the amazing pianist Dawn Clement and drummer Matt Wilson alongside other Northwest greats.

He is currently a member of the Susan Pascal Quartet and the Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto among other groups and tours with the New York Voices. An accomplished studio musician, Chuck’s bass has been heard on many first run movie soundtracks, dozens of albums and CD projects, and numerous Broadway touring shows.  Chuck also has performed on numerous occasions with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.