San Francisco Bay Area Bassist and Educator
Dave Minor is a native San Francisco Bay Area bassist and music teacher with 25 years of professional playing experience. He fell in love with the bass guitar at 13 and by 18, he was gigging around the Bay in an 8-piece funk band. The Bay Area’s diverse music scene has proved a fertile environment for Dave to immerse himself in rock rock n’ roll, folk, pop, blues, jazz and his beloved funk and R&B.
Dave has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists as varied as The Tubes, The Crash Test Dummies, Goapele, Calvin Keys, Al Kooper, Stanley Jordan, Alvon Johnson, Daniel Castro and many others. Dave currently splits his time performing with the Carmen Ratti Band, Jackie Turner and Friends and his party band Soul Doctor. Dave is also the owner of Small Steps Music, a music school for bass and guitar lessons on the Peninsula.
As well as his musicianship, Dave is known for his dynamic energy and fun attitude on and off the stage. Regardless of the musical situation, artist or style his first priority is laying down a solid groove and giving the song and band a great foundation!