The Bassist

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As a bassist Robert has performed Jazz Fusion, Gospel, Hip-hop, R&B, Classical, and South Indian classical music regularly. Robert has also completed session work for artists from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Through his musicianship, Robert has been able to perform across Northeast America in New York City, Hartford, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, as well as Dallas, Houston, and internationally in the Czech Republic. Robert has been privileged to collaborate and perform with Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Sugar Hill Records, Lauryn Hill), Black Ice (Def Poetry Jam), Danny Gotlieb (Pat Metheny), as well as share bills with acts such as Ghost-Note (Robert "Sput Searight", Nate Werth), The Funky Knuckles, Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy), and Jaguar Wright (Jay-Z, The Roots).

RECORDINGS

Skinny Cooks: Soul Token (2016)

 

Brianne Sargent - Vocals, Synthesizer, Cello, Bass (Glitzkrieg, Doing it Wrong and Superglue) 
Nigel Newton - Vocals, Vibes, Keys, Percussion
Robert Trusko - Bass
Max Oepen - Drums
Evan Veenstra - Solo Bass
Alexa Dexa - Toychestra, Percussion, Vocals
D'Andra Taylor - Spoken Word
Even Weiss - Trumpet
Spenser Liszt - Clarinet
Paul Rigoli - Animal Alto Sax
Emsy Robinson - Guitar
Megan DeRubeis - French Horn
Alex Weaver - French Horn
Myles Blakemore - Trombone
Alex Silver - Tenor Sax
Wesley Case - PowerPoint Technician

Lyrics, Musics, and Horn Arrangements by Nigel Newton and Brianne Sargent
Programmed and Produced by Skinny Cooks

Mixed by Nigel Newton
Mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound

The Deportees: Red Tape (2015)

 

Robert Trusko: No sleep (2015)

Isabel crespo: wait (2015)

jordan coffing: silently walking (2015)

Many Voices: Mountains and other Faraway Things (2014)

Performances with UNT Bridge South Indian Ensemble

Recording with Maulik Smith (2014)

Watermelon Man (2014)

Photos from Performance

Performing with Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and Lauryn Hill in Philadelphia, PA at The Blockley.

Performing with Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and Lauryn Hill in Philadelphia, PA at The Blockley.

Performing with the West Chester University Chamber Winds in the Czech Republic.

Performing with the West Chester University Chamber Winds in the Czech Republic.

After a performance at the Institute Of Global Music & Arts in Texas.

After a performance at the Institute Of Global Music & Arts in Texas.

View from Anthony Corsaro's drum set when we performed in Ginny Mac Band at The 25th Annual Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, TX.

View from Anthony Corsaro's drum set when we performed in Ginny Mac Band at The 25th Annual Accordion Kings and Queens Festival in Houston, TX.

Performing with GrindCity in Philadelphia, PA.

Performing with GrindCity in Philadelphia, PA.

Performing "Porches Like These" with Many Voices at Abbey Underground in Denton, Texas.

Performing "Porches Like These" with Many Voices at Abbey Underground in Denton, Texas.

Performing at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA.

Performing at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA.

Performing with GrindCity at the Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY.

Performing with GrindCity at the Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY.