Richey Tally has been an active performer since he first took up the bass in junior high school. After graduating high school from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Mr. Tally went on to earn a Bachelors of Music from East Carolina University studying with renowned pedagogue Jack Budrow. Although his concentration was in classical performance, he won a seat in ECU’s award winning Jazz Ensemble A, where he had the opportunity to work and perform with top artists including Carroll V. Dashiell Jr., Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Haslip, and Peter Erskine. In 2005, Mr. Tally earned his Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music. While at Longy he collaborated on many new music projects including the premieres of several local composers. Mr. Tally has participated in the Eastern Music Festival, Emerald City Jazz Festival, Texas Music Festival, Nashville New Music Festival, NEMO Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and has performed with various groups ranging from rock bands to jazz ensembles and orchestras in the USA and in Europe. Mr. Tally currently teaches strings in the Cambridge Public Schools and private lessons on bass, guitar, and piano. He also serves as principal bass of the Cape Ann Symphony, and performs as a freelance jazz and classical bassist throughout the Greater Boston area.