David Lis


30+ years professional experience in jazz, fusion, funk, progressive rock,classic rock, blues & gospel. Bachelor's degree in music performance from University of Massachusetts/Amherst and former bass faculty member of the UMass Performing Arts Division. Only available for fill-in or studio work.

I have played in many bands throughout my career up and down the east coast from Maine to Florida. Currently the bassist for the David Adams Band. A progressive/classic rock and blues group. I am available for freelance studio work or band fill-ins only.

Extensive studio and stage experience; proud to be alcohol and drug free.

Phone# 352-817-seven, zero, nine, three

This profile updated on February 13, 2016.

Screen name:
David Lis
Member since:
Jul 02 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


The greatest jazz, fusion & funk bassists of all time: Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Paul Jackson, John Myung, Richard Bona, Tom Kennedy, Gary Willis.

Weather Report, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Return To Forever, Headhunters, Dream Theater, Mike Stern.

Favorite quote: It ain't braggin' if you can back it up" - Jaco Pastorious

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Ibanez BTB 740 fretted, Pedulla Buzz Bass fretless. GK MB500 amp with GK Neo 410 cab, Hartke HD150 amp.