Brittany Frompovich is an in-demand and highly regarded teacher, clinician, and musician who currently resides in the Northern Virginia region. Jazz luminary Gerald Veasley introduced her to bassist Jimmy Haslip as “a beautiful player on both electric bass and double bass.” Her clients describe her as a consummate professional. Her bandmates describe her playing as “highly creative”, “solid”, and “beautiful”. Her solo performances are unique, poignant, earthy, organic, and highly creative.
As a working bassist, she regularly does shows on double bass, electric bass, and guitar, covering a wide range of genres like orchestral music, Celtic rock, jazz, classic and contemporary rock, folk, folk-rock, world music, blues, and R&B. She is often called for pit work for choral and musical theater productions. She has shared the stage with Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi), Linwood Taylor (international touring artist, Linwood Taylor Band, Joe Louis Walker Band), Robert Harsen (Kilimanjaro, Tiger Okoshi, Randy Brecker, Glenn Hughes), Sol Roots (Best Blues Act/Group 2019 Wammies), Jason Everett (solo artist, Deep Energy Orchestra), Ashleigh Chevalier (Wammie nominated blues/rock artist and songwriter), Tyler Reese (emerging jazz fusion artist), Bruce Middle (eleven-time Wammie nominee), Jon Wiley (Melodime, Jon Tyler Wiley and his Virginia Choir), EJ Shaw (Keller Williams band) and Toby Fairchild (Keller Williams band). She has opened for the Grammy-nominated Danielle Nicole Band. She has even been granted opportunities to open for classic rock legend, Heart, and the instrumental prog band Soften the Glare.
As a solo bassist and solo artist, she has opened for solo bassists Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley. She has also shared the stage with solo bassists Michael Dimin, Stewart McKinsey, Darren Michaels, Aaron Gibson, the Grammy Nominated Edo Castro, Scott Varney, Scott Fernandes (The Prophet Nathan), Bill Clements, and Kent Beatty (Brother Dege).
She has performed and given clinics at Musicians Institute, NAMM, Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, BassBreak Live, Adam Nitti’s Music Dojo, The Bass Coalition’s Summer Workshop, The Rappahannock Music Summer Camp, BassUp!, LoHio, the Washington Music Bass Day Summit, DeepGroove Bass Day, The Virginia Bass Forum, house concerts, and numerous other private events. She has been featured as a clinician at bass community events along with artists like Bryan Beller, Adam Nitti, David Dyson, Steve Jenkins, Anthony Wellington, Norm Stockton, Donovan Stokes, and Rufus Reid.
Brittany also has a gift for community building. She combined that talent with her love for bass, leading her to create the Virginia Bass Forum. The Forum is an organization that hosts events to build bass community and assist bass players in the NoVa/DC/MD areas in improving their craft. Through the Forum, she has had the privilege of hosting major artists such as Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani band, solo artist), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai band, Joe Satriani), Adam Nitti (solo artist, Kenny Loggins), Michael Dimin (solo artist, author), Kevin Walker (Kayne West, Wilson Picket band), Steve Lawson (solo artist), Trip Wamsley (solo artist), and Dr. Donovan Stokes (solo artist, bass instructor at Shenandoah University Conservatory).
Ms. Frompovich is an exceptional and gifted teacher; her students wholeheartedly recommending her to potential students without reservation. Her clinics have inspired professional and novice musicians alike. In 2019, she joined the staff at the University of Mary Washington as the Music Department’s Adjunct Contrabass Instructor. In 2020, she served as an editor/proofreader for the book “Thrive And Survive in The Music Business” by Liza Carbe and Jean-Pierre Durand, co-founders of the world guitar music group Incendio. In 2021, she was nominated for a Music Educator Wammie and a Wammie as part of the Ashleigh Chevalier Band. (The Wammies are the Washington area’s version of the Grammie awards.) She also joined the staff of contributors at No Treble.com with her monthly cover feature “Wonder Women; Stories From the Women Who Play Bass.”
She successfully teaches both recreational music makers and serious students who have started their own careers in music:
“Brittany is a consummate musician and educator. Her commitment to the art and her students is unparalleled! The dedication she shows to her students, as well as the bass community, has set an example for many others to follow.”– Michael Dimin, bassist, educator, and author of The Art of Solo Bass and The Chordal Approach
“Brittany’s drive to develop aspiring musicians extends far beyond straight musical instruction, and explores areas such as instrument repair, stage craft, best practices for gigging and more. Brittany is one of a kind, and anyone working with her ought to consider him or herself very fortunate, indeed!”– parent of a bassist/guitarist/composer now working as a musician who has had a piece performed by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
“Professional, competent, friendly, civically minded, generous, astute, genuine, authentic, supportive, and good-humored. No Bull, she’s the real deal. No side job here; as teacher and musician, music is her life! Lady Bass is a true and much-needed representative of & for the arts & music professions. Those who know her & benefit from her teaching and friendship are lucky indeed.” – Roger Munch, former student
Ms. Frompovich is passionate about music, music community, and the bass; she is always advancing her creative journey as a musician and as an educator. Brittany proudly uses and endorses Spector Basses, NS Design (basses, cellos, and electric uprights), Willcox Basses, Phil Jones Bass and Warwick amps, Nordstrand Pickups, Nitewalker Bass Guitar Tube Preamps, Lathon Bass Wear, GHS strings, the Gizmotron 2.0 string sustainer, and Guardian Pro cables.