Ira Ochs is a Phoenix-area cellist, bassist, composer, and music teacher with a wide variety of interests and collaborators. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Ira was performing in symphonies and swing bands by age 11. He studied music at Kenyon College in rural Ohio, where he developed his skills in jazz, classical, and experimental music; and led an original six-person band, Selected Letters. Ira was an active performer in the Chicago area for nine years; where he performed and recorded with folk singers, modern dancers, jazz artists, rappers, theaters, and rock bands in addition to composing and teaching lessons. In addition to his extensive Chicago performances; Ira has been able to perform in Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, and several Midwestern cities.
Ira has been in the Phoenix area since August 2017.