Since 1998, Upright Transport has provided discreet and secure transport of artists and their musical instruments and related equipment in and around New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania., Washington, D.C. and other locations as needed.

Upright's services include one way or round trip pickup-delivery to and from private residences, recording studios, repair shops, venues and airports. Unlike the typical "cartage" service, Upright Transport is a 100% custom service handling acoustic, electric and string instruments and equipment that require the upmost attention, security, care and handling.

Upright Transport is known in the music industry for it's specialized experience in handling acoustic upright basses of all sizes, ages and values in soft or hard shell cases. Upright transports basses, for its clients, on a regular basis to and from such East coast restoration shops as Kolstein's, Shank Strings, Ken Smith basses, AES Fine Instruments, Upton Bass Instrument Company, Jeff Bollach Inc. and David Gage String Instruments.

My clients are award winning international artists in all genres of the music industry such as Jazz, Classical and Rock and have included Marcus Miller, Mike Stern Lenny White, Dennis Chambers, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, Victor Bailey, Jim Beard, George Mraz, Miroslav Vitous, Harvie S, Jay Anderson and Mike Merritt to name a few.

In June of 2007, Upright Transport was proud to be chosen by Kolstein's Bass shop to handle the transport of the late Scott Lafaro's acoustic bass, a priceless piece of Jazz history, to a recording session where it was used for the first time since the bassist's tragic death following his infamous performances with Bill Evan's trio at the Village Vangard in 1961.

Upright Transport is owned and operated by Jack Frisch.


Feel free to contact Upright Transport with any questions regarding rates, scheduling and services.

Transportation Day or Night
Upright transports to and from Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports. Don't hesitate to call with "last minute" or emergency transportation needs. E-mail or call for more information.

Let Upright deliver your bass to the repair shop
Upright can pickup or deilver to and from Kolstein's, Shank Strings, Ken Smith bases, AES Fine Instruments, Jeff Bollach Inc. and David Gage String Instruments or your your prefered repair shop. E-mail or call for more information.

Specialized Services for Upright Bass Players
A variety of unique services available based on the needs and schedules of upright bass players. Read more...

Teching Personal Assistance Services
Upright not only transports but provides personal assistance and guitar and drum teching during sound checks. E-mail or call for more information.

Long Distance Service Available
Upright covers an average range of 250 miles from New York City and is available for longer distances, overnight trips or as driver of your own or rented vehicle, transporting single or multiple instruments and or musicians. E-mail or call for more information.

Travel Trunk & Travel Bass Rentals
Upright now offers The Kolstein Uni-Air Bass Carrier travel trunk, in two sizes and the Kolstein Busetto Travel Bass for short or long term rental.

Storage Available, short or long term
Don't leave your valued instrument in a uncontrolled and unstable environment while away from home, Upright offers safe, secure and affordable short or long term or "last minute" emergency storage. E-mail or call for more information.

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