Alfredo Grado


The Sons & Heirs / German Schauss / Educator

“From top to bottom, Hartke delivers the incredible tone, punch, power and clarity I need for any style of music.”

Alfredo Grado is a sought-after bassist and educator. His love for music began at an early age in his native El Paso, TX. Alfredo quickly made a name for himself by sharing the stage with local blues, rock and gospel artists. After studying at Musician’s Institute, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music. During his Boston years, Alfredo performed and recorded with singer-songwriter Michelle Lewis, Berklee faculty and many others. In 2004, he began recording with shred guitarist, author and clinician German Schauss on his debut album, The Lightspeeder, and appeared with him at the NAMM Show and Berklee Summer Guitar Sessions. In addition, Alfredo holds a B.A. from Berklee, and a Masters in education. He's a faculty member at West Hartford Public Schools, as well as a private bass and guitar instructor. You can hear Alfredo live, performing and touring with The Sons & Heirs, A Tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey.