Department of MusicPLU Strings

Bass Faculty

Clipper Anderson

Clipper Anderson

is one of the Northwest's leading Bassists.  Playing all styles on acoustic and electric bass, Clipper is a composer, studio musician, vocalist and educator.  He was described in Seattle's premier jazz magazine Earshot as being "...a player for the connoisseur to savor." Clipper has made many recordings, including several with award winning Seattle jazz vocalist, Greta Matassa.

He has performed with artists such as Michael and Randy Brecker, Terry Gibbs, Peter Erskine, Bob Berg, Jack Jones, James Moody, and Buddy DeFranco.

Clipper appears regularly at festivals around the USA and Canada and  has been an annual guest artist at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival and the Port Townsend Jazz Festival.  Contact: clipperbass@comcast.net


Maurice Clubb

is Lecturer in Bass at PLU and serves as Principal Bass of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and the Tacoma Opera Orchestra.

Maurice is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and has performed with the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera Orchestra.

Maurice attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana,  studying with Warren Benfield and Joseph Guastafeste, among others.

Maurice Clubb
He has been a member of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and has emerged one of the most well respected studio bassists and private instructors in the Seattle area. Contact: clubbmj@plu.edu