Clay Parkman is a senior music student at Washington State University. He is currently working on a degree in Double Bass Performance with jazz emphasis. Along with his studies on the bass, he also has an extensive background on the guitar. Clay has played for many groups, including the WSU Jazz Big Band and Orchestra, as well as his own projects Purple and Nothing Is Real. He has studied under Dave Snider, Dr. Ruth Boden, Brad Ard, and Richard Kriehn among others. He has collaborated with many artists, including Cierra Mickens, Paul Davis, Patrick Harris, and Jon Urmanita.