Will Slater, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, is an in-demand bassist, performing regularly in New York and New England.
In addition to teaching students of all levels.
Will has performed with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, Anthony Wonsey, Bruce Barth, Kenny Werner, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dayna Stephens, David Schnitter, Jeb Patton, Tommy Campbell, Joe Hunt, Bob Moses, Kimberly Thompson, Mark Guiliana, Yoron Israel, Rudy Royston, Jeff Hershfield, Tim Miller, Vardan Ovsepian,
Joe Magnerelli, Phil Grenadier, Rob Schniederman, Greg Hopkins, Jason Palmer, Greg Osby, Leo Genovese, Yoko Miwa, Gabriel Guerrero, and many other artists.
He has performed at such venues as the Blue Note, Birdland, 55 Bar, Smalls, Minton's, Mezzrow, Cornelia Street Café, Scullers, the Regatta Bar, the Beehive, Wally’s, Jordan Hall, the Ryles Jazz Cub and the Lily Pad.
He has recorded with Jerry Bergonzi, the Kim Thompson Quartet, the Phil Grenadier trio, the Yoko Miwa trio, and the Joe Delaney trio. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk competition. Will has also appeared internationally at such festivals as the Panama and Aspen jazz festivals and has toured in Japan, Colombia, and Eastern Europe in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.
He is currently teaching at Umass Boston and enjoys teaching and sharing ideas with students in both the Boston and New York City areas.