Heather Chriscaden-Versace received her B.M in Double Bass Performance from Washington State University and her M.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Since that time, she has been active as a bassist, music theory instructor, private lesson instructor, and clinician. She has performed throughout the U.S., Japan, and Colombia, and has backed many great artists including Joe Williams, Carl Fontana, Nancy King, Pete Christlieb, and David Raksin. Ms. Versace’s introduction to New York has included work with the all-female group Mikveh, led by violinist Alicia Svigals.