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Damian Erskine
Damian Erskine

Jazz Bass Instructor

Office: LH 237A

Damian Erskine is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills as well as being an educator and columnist. He has played in the studio or on the stage with • Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Les McCann, Javon Jackson • Jeff Lorber • The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band • George Colligan • Vardan Ovsepian • Antonio Hart • Charmaine Neville • and many others as well as being featured on the "Shed Sessionz Vol. 1" DVD.

Damian is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he regularly teaches abroad with JEA (Jazz Education Abroad) in Shanghai, Bangkok, Cyprus and Beirut. Additionally, he has taught in the US at Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp, the National Guitar Workshop and Berklee College of Music's Guitar Week.

Damian has written for Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, as well as continuing to maintain a popular weekly column at Damian has also authored two books, "Right Hand Drive” and “The Improvisor’s Path".