Irio O’Farrill is a freelance bass player in the New York City area. A veteran of the New York Latin Jazz scene, he has performed with Juan Carlos Formell, Bobby Sanabria and Ascención, Ray Mantilla, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Daniel Ponce, The Bronx Horns, and the Latin Jazz Coalition. He has also worked with Gloria Gaynor, Bill Warfield’s Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra, The Real Deal Big Band, and on concert tours featuring Larry Gatlin, BeBe Winans, Sarah Brightman, and Laurie Beechman.
He has performed on numerous Broadway shows, both as a sub and regular player. His Broadway credits include: “The Rocky Horror Show”, “Brooklyn The Musical”, “The Wedding Singer”, the Tony and Grammy Award winning show “In The Heights”, and the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “Once On This Island”. He has also served as In-House Contractor on several Broadway and off Broadway shows, and Music Coordinator/Contractor for the off-Broadway show “Kingdom”.
Irio is a faculty member of The Collective School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Stevens Institute of Technology, and a teaching artist for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is co-author of “Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass”, author of Musicians Institute’s “Bass Technique” Digital Book Series Volumes I-IV, and a contributor to the book “Funkifying the Clave”, by Lincoln Goines and Robbie Ameen.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Music Contractor/Coordinator
- Home Studio Whiz
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Electric Bass
- Bass - electric
- Bass - upright
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)