The Cole Collective is an ensemble led by bassist, producer and engineer Wesley Cole Switzer. The group ties elements of traditional jazz, funk and blues into a contemporary vibe reminiscent of groups like Soulive, Marcus Miller Band, John Scofield, and Charlie Hunter.
The versatile group performs both covers and originals which range from classic jazz, funk, and blues to a rare contemporary bass and groove-driven sound which blends all of the influences into an original and always unique performance.
Band leader and bassist Switzer will often switch up the players and instrumentation of the group to make every show an interesting and unique experience for listeners. As a Berklee College of Music alumni, Switzer tours, records and performs as a session and freelance bassist for many of the nation's top groups. The Cole Collective, however, represents a unique opportunity to pull the best players from many of the groups he plays with and let their talent shine in a uniquely creative ensemble.
Currently circulating within the Collective are:
Circulating members include: Tom Atkins, Asha Sukumar, James Elliot, Rob Humphreys, Enrique Lara Bisch, Waylon Hicks, Scott Bauer, Julian Hogan, Ryan Jacobs and founder – Wesley Cole Switzer.