Anna Ruddick is a graduate of McGill university’s Jazz Performance program and attendee of The Banff Centre for the Arts’ International workshop in Jazz and Creative music. In the years since, she has risen to become one of the most in demand and versatile bassists in Canada. 
In her young career, Anna has performed on more than thirty albums spanning across many genres.  Some of her notable collaborations include Randy Bachman’s power trio album ‘Heavy Blues’ (2015), Bry Webb’s critically acclaimed studio album ‘Free Will’ and live album ‘Live at Massey Hall’ and Paul Reddick’s 2017 Juno Award winning album ‘Ride The One’ (2016).
In addition to her session work, Anna performs live with a who’s-who of Canadian artists (listed below). In between her frequent tours, Anna resides in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband Ben and her daughter Leni Andromeda.

See below for a list of artists Anna has recorded and performed with, by category:

 

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Artists Anna has recorded with

Aaron Goldstein (Espanola)

Amanda Rheaume

Ben Kunder

Bry Webb

Cindy Doire

Colin Cripps

Dusted

Dylan Ireland

Erin Costelo

Gavin Slate

Ian Blurton

Jayli Wolf

Kaia Kater

Kate Boothman

Krief

Ladies of the Canyon

Madison Violet

Melissa Payne

Michelle McAdorey

Minotaurs

Moscow Apartment

Paul Reddick

Randy Bachman

Sarah MacDougall

Spencer Burton

The Cooper Brothers

The Dears

Whitehorse

Wintersleep

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Artists Anna has performed live with

Aaron Goldstein (Espanola)

Amanda Rheaume

Andy Kim

Ben Caplan

Ben Kunder

Bry Webb

Creature

Crash Vegas

Daniel Romano

Erin Costelo

Fefe Dobson

Final Flash

Jason Bajada

Jessica Mitchell

Kate Boothman

Kevin Drew

Krief

Ladies of the Canyon

Meghan Patrick

Melissa Payne

Michelle McAdorey

Paul Reddick

Randy Bachman

Sarah MacDougall

Serena Ryder

The Beauties

The Strumbellas