Hussain Jiffry

Hussain Jiffry

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World - World Beat | Tarzana, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 189   
Member Since: 2006
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Hussain Jiffry Bio

HUSSAIN JIFFRY

ELECTRIC BASS . KEYBOARDS . VOCALS . COMPOSER . ARRANGER . ENGINEER . PRODUCER

Since arriving in California from his native land of Sri Lanka (via Europe), Hussain Jiffry has become one of the most sought-after bassist Los Angeles. His in-the-pocket feel and versatility has kept his phone ringing in the past
eighteen years. Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Hussain grew up surrounded by the richly varied traditional music of his country, but also listened constantly to pop, jazz, & r&b that was played over the radio. He started singing in school choirs at 10, took up piano accordian at age 12 and at 17 started playing electric bass.

In 1982 while performing with a local band in Sri Lanka, Hussain was offered to tour Europe with an r&b band, eventually spending six years on the European club circuit. In 1988 he moved to Los Angeles to study music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California. He graduated from MI in March 1989, receiving the school’s highest award, the Vocational Honors Diploma. In the past eighteen years Hussain has gradually grown busier and more in demand as his reputation has spread as a player ,writer, arranger, producer and music educator. He teaches at the LosAngeles Music Academy and writes, arranges and produces various artists at his studio in Tarzana, CA . Below is a parttial list of artists he has
performed, toured and or recorded.

Tom Scott, Michael Bolton, Deneice Williams
Paul Russo, Hellen Reddy , Mel Carter
Kleber Jorge, The Atlanta Symphony, Stefanie Powers
Jim Messina, Kevyn Lettau,Ed Ames
Word of Mouth, Eliana Estevaho, Anna Maria Alberghetti
Robert Kyle, Joe Williams, John Raitt & Janis Page
Dirk Fisher big band, Petula Clark ,Freda Payne
Kenny Kirkland, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Lamont Dozier
Pauline Wilson, Pocket Change, Monica Mancini
David Foster, Freddie Ravel, “Monica”
Michael McDonald, Rique Pantoja, Niki Haris
Justo Almario, Bobby Brown, Russell Ferrante
Dione Warwick, Captain & Tennille, Sharon Peri
Chaka Khan, Crystal Gayle, Marilyn Scott
Jerry Buttler, Pam Tillis, Jonathan Butler
Jack Jones ,The Four Tops, Dave Weckl band
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Gloria Gaynor, “Yanni”
Phoebe Snow, Marty Stuart, Sam Moore Steve Winwood
Whitney Houston, Tito Puente, Carol King Melissa Manchester
Al Mckay all stars, Ignacio Berroa, Christopher Cross, Jim Messina

CONTACT WORK 818 288 4740 / HOME 818 881 7041
EMAIL: WHOSANE@AOL.COM / WEB SITE - WWW.BOSSA-USA.COM.

HUSSAIN PLAYS:
BOSSA & YAMAHA BASSES , VECTOR ELECTRIC UPRIGHT, ELIXIR STRINGS, SWR BASS AMPLIFIERS, APHEX AND AVALON MIC PRE AMPLIFIERS