Avery Sharpe

Video Summary
Avery Sharpe is an American jazz double-bassist, electric bassist, composer, educator, and founder of the artist-owned record label, JKNM Records. While attending UMass Amherst, he studied double bass with Reggie Workman, as well as studying with Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Horace Boyer, and Fred Tillis. In this interview, Sharpe recounts his experiences on campus and his recent musical project, "400 Years: An African American Musical Portrait."