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About Ian Trusheim

Ian Trusheim is a musician, composer and instructor of music known for his versatility, adaptability and dedication. As a student with a life long commitment to the language of music, he will continue to create, collaborate, perform and educate for years to come.

Over the last 15 years, Ian has performed, recorded and composed with a variety of musicians combining elements of jazz, funk, latin american, soul, country, bluegrass, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, zydeco, gospel and folkloric music from across the globe.  Ian builds upon the work of his musical ancestors while also drawing inspirations from his contemporaries, carving a unique path of his own.

As a sideman, some of the musicians/groups Ian has recorded, toured or performed with include: Nick Waterhouse, Cory Henry, Adam Wakefield, Cris Jacobs, Jenny Leigh, Victoria Vox, Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good, Marc Evans, Lafayette Gilchrist, The Crawdaddies as well as numerous local and regional acts.

Respecting the unique qualities in all people, Ian tailors his lessons to meet the individual needs and areas of interest for each of his students. He strives to provide them with a solid foundation of musical principles through knowledge of music theory, reading music, proper technique and listening.

Ian proudly endorses M Basses.


Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Ain't Never Had a Good Time

Kentavius Jones - Never Let Me Down

Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Spring

Ruut - Canyon



Stair Steps - Ian Trusheim

Got Soul - Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good




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  • See you next year.  I’ll miss some cool things...but they’re will always be funny animals, child prodigies and people doing stupid stuff.
If you want to contact me, and don’t have my info, you can do so through my website.
  • PLEASE check out, @kentavius new single, Diamond Eyes!  KENTAVIUS JONES - DIAMOND EYES (SoundCloud, Apple Music, Spotify)
Kentavius is one of my oldest friends and I’m extremely proud of his effort as well as @sweetfootstudios; this track kills.  I got to play with my favorite drummer, John Thomakos, and I think the groove we all created is pretty dope.  Check it out with some good headphones or speakers and turn it up!
#spacemancentral #bassplayer #groove #create #music #kentaviusjones #bohemianbeatbox
  • RE-DO!  Thanks for the love with the previous (now deleted) video.  As I’m working through this transcription, I noticed I had two wrong notes/pitches... I had to give it a proper go, with the updated transcription :)
Starting my own tradition, revisiting this song each year and honing the transcription. 
I‘ll never forget the first time I really "heard" Donny Hathaway’s bassline (fender Rhodes bass). It truly blew my mind.  There’s so much GOLD, everything about this song.  Anyways, here’s the epic bass line during the 2nd pre-chorus.  Headphones advised 🎧🎧🎧
#spacemancentral #bassplayer #transcribe #donnyhathaway #thischristmas #headphones #fender #justinmeldaljohnsen
  • Song of joy.
#spacemancentral #create #joy #love #music
  • Real life.
Part 2
  • Real life.  I love my wife and daughter!  Please read. (Copied from Lindsay’s account)
Part 1
  • The Spaceman has landed!
#spacemancentral #interdimensional
  • Wow, if you haven’t already, you need to watch this documentary!!
#spacemancentral #quincy #netflix #quincyjones #music #legend