"BASS HEAVY SLIM"
Brent Gossett, known as Bass Heavy Slim to music communities, is a musical entrepreneur and gifted educator. Hailing from Chicago, IL, known for its cultural legacy with black music, Brent’s professional and artistic endeavors have been molded by various genres like Jazz, R&B, Soul, Classical, Metal, and Hip Hop. His impressive career thus far includes working for dignified institutions like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. In addition, Brent has founded the renowned Washington D.C. performance group known as DuPont Brass along with his own management company “All Inclusive Entertainment,” (AiE) that upholds the lofty slogan: “Where organization and creativity intersect.” Having the esteemed experience of performing with famous artists and organizations like Rare Essence, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucky Daye, Raphael Saadiq, D.C. Jazz Festival, Strathmore Center for the Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and NPR Tiny Desk Festival, Brent’s professional prowess continuously prepares him for a path of success. Thus, it’s only natural that Brent plans to use his forward-thinking approach to take his ambitions to new heights: creating an arts administration company. Earning a BA in Music Education from Howard University and a MA in Tuba Performance from Louisiana State University, Gossett’s illustrious education widely informs his ability to aid and mentor burgeoning artists. The guiding principle of Brent’s vision for music is to break through the traditional parameters of seemingly stagnant genres to redesign music for intersectional spaces; his artistry seamlessly blends a deep respect for the past with the exciting innovation of the now.