Friday, February 12, 2016
TILLAMOOK HEADLIGHT HERALD -- Conklin has written pieces for orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz band and choir, and his music has been performed across the nation by groups ranging from the Oberlin Jazz Septet to the Germantown Friends School Choir. His bass-playing combines perfect timing with a playful sensibility that allows him to craft lines that knit the ensemble together seamlessly; his occasional solos are real gems of melodic invention and rhythmic intensity. Conklin is a much-sought-after bassist; besides gigging with The Right Hands, he performs with other Bay Area acts, including Quinn, Timosaurus and Host Family. As if his plate weren’t full enough already, Conklin is pursuing a Master’s degree in composition at San Francisco State University.