Nye Morton

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NYE FREDERICK MORTON, Bass

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Nye was exposed to classical music at an early age and played piano and ‘cello, but by high school had lost interest in both. After several false starts he eventually settled on a music major at the University of California, graduated with a B.A., and moved to Los Angeles, where he found employment in music recording.  Exposure to other types of music and an entirely different sort of “serious” musician eventually inspired him to get back into playing, this time with the double bass.

After more than 20 years as an engineer in various Hollywood studios, doing records, film and television scoring, and post-production mixing, Nye moved to the Central Valley.  He is still involved in both recording and sound reinforcement as an engineer and producer, and teaches audio engineering and ear training at FCC.  However, these days he plays as much as he can-- mostly jazz-- and is hardly ever cranky.