Teymur Phell was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1987 to a very musical family. His father Elmar, a composer and music teacher, and grandmother Elmira Nazirova, who was a celebrated classical pianist and sought after music instructor, both played an important role in Teymur's early musical education.
At the age of 13 Teymur began playing the bass guitar, not taking any formal lessons, but mainly studying music with his father and trying to figure out his way around the instrument. It soon became very clear where he was heading.
After graduating from an arts high school at 18 years old, Teymur continued his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music studying classical upright bass with maestro Michael Klinghoffer, and at the same time touring the world with Palestinian singer, Amal Markus.
Since Teymur's New York arrival in 2011, he has built his reputation as a vibrant and virtuosic player, performing with artists such as Danielia Cotton, Alex Young, Leni Stern, Kevin Salem, Lafayette Harris, Oz Noy and landing major gigs with jazz greats such as Mike Stern and Arturo Sandoval.
"When I got in contact with George, I knew his craftsmanship and experience were outstanding, so I felt very positive about getting my custom 6 string from F Bass. The bass turned out better than I hoped for - It's very warm, punchy, flexible and very natural sounding. It's truly an honor and privilege to be able to make music with an instrument like this!" - Teymur Phell
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