Ivan Santiago's debut CD release "Bass Praise" combines gospel, soul and jazz progressions with lead bass lines. Coming from a latino background, his latin rhythmic roots are combined with the musical influences of his childhood (Gosepl, jazz and CCM). The result is a collection of soulfully melodic songs, where his passion for music shines through his playing.
Ivan has played with a vast group of well known artists which showcase his diverse playing style. These artists include: Danny Gokey, Toby Mac, Group 1 Crew, Nicole C. Mullins, Salvador, Jimmy Needham, Joanne Rosario, Kurt Karr, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mandisa, George Huff, "Mr Talkbox" and DJ Maj (of Toby Mac's Diverse City), Emily West, B Reith, Anthony Evans, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Brooke Barrettsmith, El Movimiento and many more.
In addition to traveling with artists, Ivan has also had a tremendous online presence as a bass instructor for GospelMusicians.com, releasing his first instructional DVD entitled "Urban Bass Techniques" in 2009.
"Bass Praise" has been well received by jazz lovers, gospel listeners and more. This would make a great addition to any instrumental music lover's library. Pick up a copy today!