Joey Fabian

"Siggi Jäger is a craftsman of the highest order. He
has created instruments that are a direct channel
between musical thought and it's expression. When I
placed my hands on the Jonas for the first time, I
felt it made me a better player. Human Base basses
inspire you to pick them up and play."

-Joey Fabian about Human Base Instruments

Selected performances:
Alana Davis' "Surrender Dorothy" CD Release Concert, NYC
Bassist for Will Ray Band/Yardbirds Concert, Santa Cruz
Fillmore St. Jazz Festival, San Francisco
U.S. Tour James Armstrong (Hightone Records)
Brazilian Carnaval Parade, San Francisco
SxSW Music Conference, Austin
Reception for Cristo (the artist) San Jose MOA
Palo Alto's 150th Anniversary Concert
San Jose Jazz Festival
World Cup Soccer International Dignitary Reception, Palo Alto

Selected Recordings:
Bartron Tyler Group - "Just About Almost There" 2006 Prog/Fusion - Engineering, Production and Bass
Garrick Davis and his Fabulous Funky Band - "The Show" 2006 Rock/Pop - Live CD/DVD package
Bartron Tyler Group - "Like A Metaphor" 2002 Prog/Fusion - Cover of Beatle's "Don't Let Me Down" popular on San Francisco radio
Mumblefinger - "Southern, Fried and Greasy" 1998 Swamp Funk - Featured artist on Dan Ackroyd's House of Blues show
Michael Zanabili - "Lava" 1997 Latin Jazz - Features Celso Alberti on drums
Pandemonium Band -" Axe Goiania" 1997 Brazilian Pop Joey sings Sambareggae "Blowin' In The Wind"
Taylor P. Collins - "Wrap Me Up" 1997 Funk/R & B - Slap groove on cover of "I Can't Stand the Rain"
Rossbach, Thomas & Fabian - "Blueprint" 1996 Fusion - track of the day
Huge. - "When I Was Famous" 1996 Alternative Rock - College airplay, 12 top tens
Drew Youngs Trio - "Tres Conmigo" 1994 Latin Jazz - Also features bassists Dave Enos and Kai Eckhardt

"I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day."
-Douglass Adams


Jamming to Allmans, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Stevie Wonder and Yes in my bedroom. My bass buddies Craig Chambers and Koney Ferrell.
Enlightening lesson with Rich Nanista, head of Georgia State Bass Department
Series of lessons with Kai Eckhardt in Berkeley, California
Series of lessons with Dean Peer in Mountain View, California

Joey was featured in a "Practice Like The Pros" column in Bass Player magazine (April 2004).
"Like A Metaphor" received a glowing review in Guitar Player magazine (July 2004), even making note of the bassist!
Joey is also proud to endorse SWR Amplification.
Currently honing his chops as a producer, (The Tomato Farm - Palo Alto, California) working with several bay area artists.
Joey has been teaching Bass (and Guitar) out of Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, California for the last 12 years.