Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has been profiled in Bass Player Magazine and is recognized by many as one of today’s premier bassists. From 2006 to 2012 he was the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster. Norm has also performed or recorded with a number of Grammy-winning artists. As a solo artist, he has released two instrumental jazz projects that have garnered widespread global acclaim.
Stockton’s instructional DVD series, Grooving for Heaven, is distributed by Alfred Publishing and has been enthusiastically received in the United States and abroad. His instructional website (ArtOfGroove.com) serves subscribers from around the world. Known internationally as an educator and clinician, he has taught at Biola University, The Los Angeles Music Academy, Tech Music School London, Concordia University and other music education institutions. He was a longtime columnist for Worship Musician magazine.
Norm’s book, The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso & The Art Of Groove, is published and distributed globally by Hal Leonard Corporation.
His latest project, Grooves & Sushi, is a YouTube web series featuring many iconic, world-class musicians.
He lives in Mission Viejo, CA, with his wife and daughters.
In addition to his longstanding endorsement relationship with Gruv Gear, Norm is sponsored by Michael Tobias Design (MTD) basses, Gallien-Krueger amplification, Bartolini electronics, Sinasoid cables, Dunlop strings, Matthews effects, Aguilar effects, BackBeat, Kala, Essential Sound Products and Avid (Sibelius notation software).