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Rene Camacho is an Acoustic, Electric Bassist and Vocalist originally from Tucson, Arizona, now living in Los Angeles. While Trombone was his first instrument he always had an affinity for the Bass and in his college years the switch was made. Rene received a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Composition from The University of Arizona.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Rene has had the opportunity to explore many musical ventures, both in live performances and sound recordings. Rene began working with many Latin artists, shortly after moving to Los Angeles most notably, a five year stint with Celia Cruz and a brief time withTito Puente.
After these successful endeavors, Rene began branching out to different genres such as Jazz, Soul, R&B, Country, as well as Rock. These career enhancing experiences enabled Rene to record and tour with a wide variety of artists from different musical backgrounds. Artists that he has worked with include: Sergio Mendes, Ry Cooder, Michael Bublé, Oscar Castro Neves, Michael McDonald, Poncho Sanchez, Tipica ’73, Robben Ford, Angelique Kidjo, Linda Ronstadt, Draco Rosa, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Rickie Lee Jones, Juan Gabriel, The Fifth Dimension, The Pointer Sisters, Canadian Pianist Carol Welsman, Arnold McCuller, and Guitarist Dean Brown.
Rene curates and teaches clinics and master classes for Bass as well as comprehensive studies of Latin Music with emphasis on Latin Rhythms from North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Rene continues to actively record with artists from all over the musical world and currently tours with Draco Rosa, Kevin Eubanks, WAR, in addition to Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band.
Latest Projects / Tours
Rene has recorded with a wide variety of artists in all genres. Here’s just a small sample of his work.
Rene is available for recording sessions, live performances, clinics, arranging and composing.
If your project needs one of the most sought after bassists with a long history of accomplishments, Rene would love to work with you.