Bassist, Pianist, Composer
Siebe was born in 1992 and grew up in Putney, Sydney, working as a piano teacher, accompanist, composer/arranger and a bass player. From an early age, he learnt the cello then took up the piano at seven. In his teens, he dropped the cello and picked up the electric bass and played in rock bands in high school. Classically trained in piano and learning rock by ear, he also developed an interest in jazz. His early jazz influences included pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Jaco Pastorious. Throughout high school, he had lessons with Kevin Hunt on jazz piano and Saul Richardson on bass. In 2010 he achieved honours in his Certificate of Performance for piano (CMUS). In 2014, he graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium finishing his Bachelor of Music Studies degree majoring in classical piano studying under Beethoven expert, Gerard Willems. He has also been taught and mentored by a wide range of distinguished musicians including bass virtuoso and jazz legend Steve Hunter, bass innovator Victor Wooten and world-renowned bass pedagogist Anthony Wellington. Siebe is now working as a piano teacher, accompanist, composer/arranger and a bass player. Currently he is based in Barcelona, Spain studying his masters in jazz performance at Conservatorio Liceu.
I've had the good fortune to work with Siebe as a bassology student but I truly think of him as a peer and an equal. - Anthony Wellington, The Victor Wooten Band