Dylan Juhan and Isaac Carter - Belly Left Coast Kitchen


My name is Dylan, I'm a musician, teacher, and luthier based in Sonoma County CA. I perform, teach, and record all over the Bay Area and California. Scroll down to read more about me.

About Me
- Conservatory Trained Jazz Musician
- Accomplished luthier with 10+ years of experience
- Private music teacher for all ages & experience levels

- Based in Sonoma County
- Band leader & composer
- Sings and performs solo and with bands
- Studio musician and musician-for-hire
- Frequently backs up singers with instrumentals
- Happily (and frequently) travels across the Bay Area & California for work

- Trained under Kei Akagi, Darek Oleszkiewicz, Bobby Rodriguez, Gunnar Biggs, Gerry Pinter, Jason Harnell, Chirstopher Dobrian, Michael Dessen, Kojiro Umazaki, etc.

The Instruments

  • upright bass

  • electric bass

  • guitar

  • ukulele

  • oboe

The Genres

  • Jazz, Funk and Blues

  • Second Line and Big Band Swing

  • Original Compositions

  • Jazz Standards

  • & Everything In Between

The Where

  • Private Parties, Weddings & Events

  • Wineries, Breweries, & Resturaunts

  • Hotels, Resorts & Corperate Events

  • Professional Recording Studios

Dylan Juhan - Ukulele and Jeans in a Field

Rave Reviews

I love seeing Dylan perform around Santa Rosa! He puts on an amazing show and never fails to please the crowd. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great music teacher or looking for someone to perform at a venue.

- Rachel A. 

The best jazz bassist you'll find, the Dylan Juhan Jazz Group is always amazing. He mixes it up with different instruments for every show, it never gets boring. Would also recommend as a music teacher, super patient and great with kids.

- Lucy M.

Absolutely amazing to work with, both as a musician and a luthier. Dylan did a full setup and repair job on my 100+ year old violin, I couldn't be happier. It's a family heirloom with a lot of sentimental value, and I wouldn't trust anyone else. He's also an exceptional band leader and bass player, shows are always a great time! Do you let self a favor and go watch him play, 1000% worth going out.

- Katie M.

As a musician, he's the only bassist I trust. Seriously talented, always great to play with, this guy is going places. His knowledge of jazz and rock music is way beyond the usual. And he's reliable which goes a long way in the music business.

- Brian B.

Dylan is an amazingly talented performer, and is extremely reliable. He's always willing to take on a job, and enjoys what he does. He's professional, yet he still possesses a very relaxed and friendly personality when interacting one-on-one; this makes him enjoyable to work with, and creates a very comfortable atmosphere. He's a wonderful sight reader, and has a finely tuned ear which he utilizes to follow along with any music. He's committed to his work, and has an incredible sound on bass.

- Sean L.

He has put many, many hours into improving his craft as a luthier. Dylan built his own standup bass, and has worked on/repaired countless string instruments under the guidance of experienced professionals over the years. He has become an impressive luthier, but he is an especially patient and kind teacher. He has a great knack for making his students smile and laugh, while pushing them to want to succeed and grow as musicians.  He cares for his students, and shows a deep love for music. Dylan is an amazing performer, teacher, and luthier. His love for bass and music is very apparent.

- Lauren J. 

***All reviews courtesy of Yelp.***

Pro Equipment List:

(For those interested)
  • Lemur Music Solana Hybrid Upright Bass / Thomastik Spirocore (E,A) / Pirastro Obligatos (D,G)

  • Ibanez SR506E 6-String Bass Guitar / La Bella 760FGS-CB Gold Flats

  • Trace Elliott ELF 200W 1x10 Combo Bass Amp

  • Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra Bass Preamp/D.I. Box

  • Neat Worker Bee Condenser Microphone

  • Studiomaster LiveSys5 150W Monitor

  • Fender J Bass / D'Addario NYXL, 45-105

  • Acoustic Fretless Kala U-Bass in Koa Wood / Galli UXB810 Black Nylon Bass Ukulele Strings

  • La Patrie Spanish Guitar / Aquila Sugar Strings, Light Tension

  • Makala Soprano Ukulele / D'Addario Pro-Arté Nylons

  • Fender Telecaster MIM - D'Addario NYXL, Regular Light

  • Gallien-Krueger 700RB Bi-Amp Bass Combo w/ 380W Woofer & 50W Tweeter

  • Hercules MS201B Mic Stand

  • Portastand Troubador Music Stand


  • Fender 40-W Blues Deluxe Reissue Combo Amp

  • Fender Vibrochamp XD Guitar Combo Amp

  • Gamechanger Audio Plus Sustain Pedal

  • MXR Poly Blue Octave

  • Boss MO-2 Multi-Overtone

  • Boss PH-3 Phaser

  • Earthquaker Devices Sea Machine Chorus

  • Old Blood Noise Endeavors Blackcap Dual Tremolo (Standard/Harmonic)

  • Donner Noise Gate Noise Killer

  • Flamma FC05 Multi-Modulation Pedal

  • JOYO Atmosphere Reverb

  • JOYO Aquarius Delay

  • Caline Nightwolf

  • Gokko Angel Chorus

  • Friedman Amplification Power Grid Pedal Power Supply

  • Oboe