Lucy Clifford's bass playing has been painted by publications and musicians alike as "anchoring, solid, and genuine, all whilst carrying such a sweet groove and tone". Since her first elating experience holding a bass until now, Lucy has paved her way as a bassist, composer and educator, developing a personal sound that has distinctly become her own. Lucy's multi genre bass playing has contributed to her extensive body of work, having performed across the globe with countless artists at festivals, concert halls and venues worldwide.
Originally from the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Lucy received her B.A in Jazz performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music before relocating to Boston USA, to complete her Grad.Dip at Berklee College of Music. Since her studies, Lucy has performed with various artists including Grammy Winning Alejandro Sanz and Jesse & Joy at the Rise Up As One Festival (2016 USA), Mariza of her USA Tour (2017), Grammy Winning Producer Javier Limon & Tonina at the Ellas Crean Festival (2017 Spain), M+E at SXSW Music Festival (2016 USA), Alex Silver Quintet at Edinburgh Jazz Festival & Sydney International Women's Festival (2012 Scotland & AUS), Maher Beauroy at the Martinique Jazz Festival (2016 Martinique), Wollongong Conservatorium of Music Ensemble at the Reno Jazz Festival, Amy & The Engine at The Gillette Stadium (2015 USA), and Mighty Mystic at B.B Kings Blues Club (2016 NYC) to name a few.
Lucy's bass playing appears on a myriad of records from over the years, having worked with artists such as Mariza, Nella, Tonina, Maher Beauroy, Art Note, Peridot, High Key People, Billy Wylder, Nacho Gonzalez and Juan Mejia's Conspiracy among others. Her bass playing encompasses many genres with varying artists, often exploring beyond the fringes of jazz, pop, rnb, afro latin and reggae.
As a composer, Lucy has been recognised for her works including being selected to perform at the Women's Musician Network Concert for female composers at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston (2014). She currently resides in New York City, working and composing for her ensemble under her own name.
Lucy is also heavily involved in educating younger generations at various music establishments throughout Australia and the USA, most recently selected to be on faculty at the Victor Wooten Bass Camp, held at Berklee College of Music in 2017 and 2018.