Chelsea Gwizdala works full-time as a freelance upright & electric bassist and vocalist in the greater Los Angeles area. She made her television debut shortly after graduating college as a featured sidelining musician on the Emmy-winning show, Glee, appearing in most of the episodes in the production's final season. Shortly after the show's wrap, Chelsea accepted the role as bassist, arranger, & musical director for Latin America's version of The Tonight Show, Estrella TV's Noches con Platanito. She has since performed on television shows for the CW, ABC, FX, and more.
As an orchestrator and copyist, Chelsea has worked for many prestigious composers and producers within the television, film, and performing industries, including Geoff Stradling (Mad Men, The Academy Awards), Kris Bowers (Dear White People, When They See Us), and more. She is currently working under Derek Dixie, musical director for Beyoncé, and has most recently orchestrated for and recorded bass on Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift.
Chelsea continues to live and work in Southern California as a freelance bassist, vocalist, violinist, contractor, arranger, copyist, and private instructor, playing and singing all styles of music in a wide variety of venues.