Bass / Principal
Jessica Grabbe enjoys a rich and varied career as a freelance double bassist, traveling and performing with esteemed ensembles around the world. She has held contracts in the Royal Danish Opera, the Malmö Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony. She has also performed with the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet and as a guest co-Principal with the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway. Currently, Jessica resides in Detroit, MI, performing regularly with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the IRIS chamber orchestra in Memphis.
Jessica has attended numerous summer festivals including Music Academy of the West, Spoleto USA, Tanglewood and Verbier. She joined the AIMS in Graz festival orchestra as principal bass in 2015.
Jessica completed her double bass studies at New England Conservatory with Donald Palma, the Royal Academy of Music in London with Duncan McTier and Rice University Shepherd School of Music with Timothy Pitts.