Sian Unwin Bassist

Sian Unwin is the resident bass player for The Lizzy Bennie Trio, Circadian Bicycles and Red Letter based in Southampton and is an experienced depping/function performer and tutor. Having received the Peter Evans prize in her final year of University for the highest mark in performance, her attitude and sheer dedication towards music is remarkable.


Having performed alongside and supported artists such as Gary Crosby, The Peter Edwards Trio, WorldService Project, Roller Trio, Empirical and Denys Baptiste and performed in festivals such as Marvellous and Share the Sound Festival and SMJC (Southampton Modern Jazz Club) she is no stranger to performing at a high standard. Sian’s musical influences are diverse, with particular input from bands and artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Level 42, Marcus Miller, Brian Culbertson, Light of the World/the Jazz-Funk Collective and Incognito. She has also received valuable advice from Otto Williams, Christian McBride, Marcus Miller and Jasper Høiby that has truly expanded her knowledge and playing ability.


She is a varied and adaptable player, able to slap the bass for punchy and slick funk lines, settle on the syncopated and complicated grooves of Latin, walk through fruity jazz standards or even provide harmonic stability in pop or folk. As a teacher, she is also enthusiastic and experienced, providing musical education to people of any age or interest with a passion for music.

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