Bassist/composer/educator Ariane Cap has recorded and/or toured with Generation Esmeralda, producer Keith Olsen, Muriel Anderson, The Sippy Cups, Raj Ramayya, Girls Got the Blues, The David Haskell Fusion Group, Jean Fineberg's Partymonsters, Tempest... She co-leads the innovative and melodic Chamber Jazz duo OoN - The Bass-Bassoon Duo of Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson.
She has been featured for her innovative playing techniques and her solid bandmanship in Bass Player Magazine, Der BassProfessor, Bassquarterly and many others. Her 180-page book, Music Theory for the Bass Player got released to rave reviews in late 2015 and is an Amazon bestseller in its category. Frequently invited to seminars all over the world, she runs her own music school, Step Up Music Vallejo. Ariane is a Governor on the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy. A geek when it comes to behavior change, living and practicing habits and learning psychology, she enjoys empowering her students on the bass and beyond. An immigrant and scientist by (first) trade, Ariane’s story is one of leaving it all behind for the dream of music, one of crossing musical (as much as real) borders and one of being passionate about igniting others.