Gerald Veasley

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Gerald Veasley (born July 28, 1955) is an American jazz bass guitarist.

Gerald Veasley
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Veasley in 2007
Background information
Birth nameGerald Veasley
Born (1955-07-28) July 28, 1955 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • DJ
InstrumentsBass Guitar
Years active1980–present
Associated acts

Veasley was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he played in R&B groups as a teenager. He worked with Joe Zawinul from 1988 to 1995, and began releasing his own records in 1992. He has also done extensive work as a studio musician. His 2008 release Your Move hit No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[1][2]

Veasley has also worked as a smooth jazz DJ on WJJZ in Philadelphia.


As leader[edit]

  • Look Ahead (Heads Up International, 1992)
  • Signs (Heads Up, 1996)
  • Soul Control (Heads Up, 1997)
  • Love Letters (Heads Up, 1999)
  • On the Fast Track (Heads Up, 2001)
  • Velvet (Heads Up, 2003)
  • At the Jazz Base! (Heads Up, 2005)
  • Your Move (Heads Up, 2008)
  • Mingus Project (Heads Up, 2011)

As sideman[edit]

With The Odean Pope Saxophone Choir

With Reverie

  • Reverie - Featuring Larry Coryell (EAR, 1980)
  • Watch the Skies (EAR, 1986)
  • Reverie - In Concert (EAR, 1989)
  • Tunnel Vision (EAR, 1991)
  • Places - Mark Knox (Dreambox Media, 2006)

With Grover Washington Jr.


  1. ^ Levine, Doug (1 August 2008). "Jazz Bassist Gerald Veasley's Patience Pays Off". VOA News. Voice of America. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  2. ^ Chart Positions,

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