CONRAD KORSCH is a New York City based acoustic and electric bassist / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist / musical director / bandleader / composer / producer, and educator. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Bass Performance from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he attended on scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with other honors. Widely known for his tenure with Rod Stewart since Fall of 2002 and as a member of The Faces since their R&R Hall Of Fame Induction in 2012, he has accumulated a long and varied list of other notable recording, performance, production and TV / Film / Theater credits including Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Andrea Bocelli, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Contemporary Color (David Byrne, St Vincent, Nelly Furtado, tUnEyArDs and others), Manhattan Transfer, Christopher Cross, Joan Osborne, Jackson Browne, Madeleine Peyroux, Rosanne Cash, Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Marc Cohn, Gavin DeGraw, Paula Cole, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Natalie Cole, Liza Minelli, Phillip Phillips, Adam Levine, Clay Aiken, Paulina Rubio, Sammy Hagar, Neko Case, Richard Marx, The Fifth Dimension, David Broza, Delta Goodrem, Southside Johnny, Teddy Thompson, Deborah Gibson, Blood Sweat and Tears, Dave Koz, Kaki King, Constantine Maroulis, Diane Birch, Kristina Train, Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Loudon Wainwright, Willie Nile, the Golden Boys (Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell), Gloria Gaynor, Martha Reeves, Jo Dee Messina, Lainie Kazan, Lesley Gore, Linda Eder, The Midtown Men (original Jersey Boys cast), David Krakauer's "Klezmer Madness", G.E. Smith, Martin Nievera, and many others. His Musical Director / Bandleader credits include Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Guests, Debbie Gibson, and others including his own bands.
Conrad was featured centerstage in the original cast of the Broadway show "Swing!" and has substituted on nearly a dozen other Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as well as the Saturday Night Live house band. He has also performed in the house orchestras / bands for the Tony Awards, The Emeril Lagasse Show, the east coast broadcast of the annual Jerry Lewis / MDA Telethon from 2001-2010, and Lincoln Center's "Brazilfest".
His vast studio experience has found him under the direction of such world class producers as Phil Ramone, Richard Perry, Steven Epstein (on the Grammy nominated "Swing!" Broadway Cast Album), John Leventhal, Billy Mann, Matthew Wilder, and David Torn as well as on countless TV and radio jingles for various jingle houses and ad agencies.
He appears as "the bassist" in a half-dozen blockbuster Hollywood films and DVDs, has been featured in BASS PLAYER, BASS GUITAR, BASS QUARTERLY (Germany), GIG , NEW YORK, and GQ Latin America magazines, the book "The Working Bassist: What You Really Need To Know To Survive In New York City", the Rod Stewart Fan Club, and numerous online and radio interviews.
Through his "Scrumptious Music" production company, he has engineered recordings for various artists, composed and produced music for TV and Internet, written, produced and released his own singer-songwriter albums "On The Threshold" (2016) and "Live Love Leave" (2009), co-written, produced and released Emily Kinney's (Beth Greene on AMC's "The Walking Dead") "Blue Toothbrush" EP (2011), and co-written and recorded several tracks for Rod Stewart's triumphant return to songwriting with his 2013 certified UK Platinum album "Time".
Conrad has taught for Hunter College, the University of the Arts, Swarthmore College, Sam Ash Music Institute (Manhattan), and the NARAS "Grammy in the Schools" program, and is a member of Local 802 (NYC) of the American Federation of Musicians.