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Norm Stockton Photo Bassist/solo artist/clinician Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has been profiled in Bass Player magazine (12/95 & 2/10) and is recognized by many as one of the premier bassists today. From 2006-2012, he was the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster. Norm has performed or recorded with a number of Grammy-winning artists.

As a solo artist, he has released two instrumental projects that have garnered widespread acclaim from around the globe. His latest solo project, Tea In The Typhoon, features stellar guest artists John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Manring, Etienne Mbappe and more, and further affirms Norm's reputation as a world-class bassist and composer.

Norm has performed or recorded with such artists as:

  • Clark Beckham (American Idol)
  • Lincoln Brewster
  • Bill Champlin (Chicago)
  • Dominique Di Piazza (John McLaughlin)
  • Bobby Kimball (TOTO)
  • Steve Laury (solo artist, Fattburger)
  • Luna Halo
  • Mandisa (American Idol)
  • Rob Mullins (solo artist, The Crusaders)
  • Darlene Zschech (Hillsong)
  • and many more.


Norm is also known internationally as a bass educator and clinician. His bass instructional DVD series, Grooving for Heaven (distributed by Alfred Publishing), has sold extensively in the United States and abroad. His instructional site (ArtOfGroove.com) serves subscribers from around the world. He is adjunct faculty at Biola University in Los Angeles and has conducted master classes at The Los Angeles College of Music, Liberty University, Tech Music School London and more. He also serves as a bass columnist for Worship Musician magazine.

His book, "The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso & The Art Of Groove", is published and distributed globally by Hal Leonard Corporation.

Norm lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife and daughters.



Norm Stockton proudly uses and endorses instruments and products from the following:

Dunlop strings
Gruv Gear
Aguilar (effect pedals)
Sinasoid cables
64 Audio (in-ear monitors)
Essential Sound Products (power cords)
Matthews Effects
AVID (Sibelius notation software)

and, of course, he unequivocally prefers Coca-Cola to Pepsi.


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