Alfredo Grado is a bassist and educator working in the New England area. As a member of the Christ Cathedral Gospel Band in Texas, he performed with world-renowned artists such as Michael McDonald , Oleta Adams, CeCe Winans, Jeffrey Osbourne and Peabo Bryson on the Colors of Christmas tours. With the band Spoiled Rotten, he played many shows in the South West Texas area and appeared at blues festivals and radio shows.

After moving to Boston, MA, he started performing with the David Michael Tafe Band. He appeared in their music videos and played on the EP "Linger". Around the same time, he formed the rock band Firetrap with talented local musicians, including guitarist Max Dible (Aghora). In 2001, Alfredo joined Orbiting Riley. The band's debut album "Trampled in Grace" (on which he co-wrote some of the songs) received press coverage in music magazines such as Northeast Performer, sold well at on-line record stores such as, and became a favorite with college radio stations.

In 2003, Alfredo started touring and recording with the Matt Chase Group. He contributed all bass parts on their successful debut album, "Living in Right Now". In 2004, he moved to Portland, ME, where he joined the Mojo Matics Blues Band. He frequently commuted to Boston to fulfill my teaching obligations, as well as to rehearse, perform and record with Boston-based acts such the Plaid Daddy Band and Henna. In addition, he joined the touring band of award-winning singer-songwriter Michelle Lewis.

In 2005, he started working with internationally renowned guitar virtuoso, Berklee faculty member, author and clinician German Schauss. Alfredo performed all bass parts on German’s groundbreaking album “The Light Speeder”. As one of the highlights of his career, Alfredo was invited to perform with German at the industry’s leading trade show, NAMM, for three consecutive years (2007, 2008, 2009). In recent years, he began touring and recording with rock duo The Casual Acquaintance, as well as the funk / blues ensemble Crystal Blue Project. He also became a member of the indie pop band I'm the Pilot.

Alfredo holds have a B.A. (cum laude) form Berklee College of Music, and teaches bass, basic music theory, ear training and arranging. He is a faculty member of National Guitar Workshop, conducts clinics at Berklee’s Guitar Week every summer, and teaches at private music schools all over New England. Recently, he was approached by one of the industry’s leading online music schools, WorkshopLive, to contribute his teaching expertise to their diverse roster of top instructors. Alfredo’s twenty-five in-depth bass lessons for WorkshopLive, along with hundreds of other lessons by leading instructors, are now being offered through one of the nation’s largest retailers, as part of their expanding musical instrument program. Alfredo Grado is a proud endorser of Hartke bass amplifiers  and DR strings.