Born in Kampala , Uganda Ian has recorded and performed live in almost every musical idiom. His understanding of his instrument informed by the music of Africa with an equal dose of New York City , and over 20 years of experience, makes Ian one of the most sought after bassists in Canada .

Besides his 15-year association with Kevin Breit , Ian has worked with Jesse Cook, Melanie Doane, The Toronto Tabla Ensemble, African singers Jean-Christophe Matata and Ali Birra, Jamaican Jazz mainstays, steel-pan player Robbie Greenwich and Guitarist Maurice Gordon.

Most recently he has added his compositional and production skills to LAL, in urban electronic music and jazz sprawl singer, Rita di Ghent

Ian de Souza TrioBlaze Bass & Vocals

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