Bio

Bassist Don Falzone has been playing professionally for over thirty years. His musical career has been extremely diverse.

In 2009 he released “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors”, his debut CD of original compositions. It features Donny McCaslin, Adam Rogers, Eric Halvorson, Bruce Saunders, Maucha Adnet and Vana Gierig. In 2011 he followed with his second CD entitled “August Quartet” with John Hart, Jed Levy and Eric Halvorson.

From 2006 to 2010 Don Falzone toured extensively with cabaret star Ute Lemper, performing in such venues as Lincoln Center in New York City, The Acropolis in Athens, The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Royal Opera House in Dresden.

In 2006 Don played in Hal Willner’s production of “Came So Far For Beauty”, a tribute to Leonard Cohen. These concerts toured internationally. The performances at the Sydney Opera House were filmed for the critically acclaimed documentary “ I’m Your Man”.
A CD of the same name was released from live concerts in Brighton, England.
These concerts featured Rufus Wainright, Martha Wainright, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson, Antony, Beth Orton, Lou Reed, Teddy Thompson, Perla Batalla, Julie Christensen, Jarvis Cocker, and The Handsome Family.

He also performed in Carnegie Hall with Rufus and Martha Wainright, Antony,Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson for the annual Wainright Christmas Show in 2006, and in Hal Willners tribute to Doc Pommus in Prospect Park Brooklyn, featuring Ben E. King among others.

In 1997 Don toured with Madeline Peyroux, performing at many jazz festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Vancouver and the Montreal Jazz Festivals.

He can be heard on the motion picture soundtracks “Fire Walk With Me”, “Primary Colors”, “Until The End Of The World”, “The Steppford Wives”, “Blaze”, and “Sea of Love”.

Don Falzone has performed, toured or recorded with many other great artists including Dave Alvin, Marianne Faithful, Leni Stern, David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Tom Waits, Victoria Williams, Bo Diddley, Marc Ribot, David Lynch, Syd Straw, Jewel, Robin Holcomb, Howard Levy, and kd Lang, to name a few.