Jonathan Richards is a bassist and composer living in Los Angeles. As a touring and studio musician, he has had the privilege of working with an array of musical artists including David Foster, Khalid, Katharine McPhee, Joe LaBarbera, Terell Stafford, Marquis Hill, Snuffy Walden, Van Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Wilson, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
Jonathan has been featured on numerous recording projects for albums, television, and film. As both an electric and double bassist, he is called upon to perform genres ranging orchestral, jazz and pop. He can be seen performing in viral videos with Postmodern Jukebox, Sara Niemietz, and the Sarah Reich Tap Music Project.
He is co-leader of Wilberta, an ensemble performing original music drawing from jazz and alternative genres. He will also be premiering a new project under his own name in January of 2018 at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles.
Jonathan is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music where he studied with classical bass virtuoso Nico Abondolo and jazz legend John Clayton. He holds a Master’s Degree from Cal Arts and is currently on faculty at Pasadena City College.