BRAYLON LACY (electric bass) is an upright and electric bassist whose playing is richly influenced by his family’s musical and gospel roots as well as jazz inspirations. Lacy has toured the globe with an array of artists in all genres, including Wynton Marsalis, Prince, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers, Israel Houghton, Kirk Whalum, Oleta Adams, N’Dambi, and the late Wayman Tisdale. He began playing in church and has been performing professionally for 15 years. Lacy’s formal training began with Dean Hill and continued in his years at Booker T Washington High School, Dallas’ arts magnet high school. He further studied music at Weatherford College and the University of North Texas. Lacy has been featured on numerous recordings including the Grammy award-winning Hero by Kirk Franklin and Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun. Featured in Bass Player magazine, Lacy has several endorsements including Aguliar Amplification, DR Strings, and Fender guitars. He maintains a busy schedule of recording, teaching, and touring nationally as well internationally.