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Official Home page for bassist Damian Erskine.


Watch my clinic from the Aguilar Artist Loft, in it's entirety (Oct 2015). Featuring my band and some great questions!

A huge thank you to both Aguilar Amplification and D'Addario for sponsoring this event!


Damian 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 GospelChops.com "Shed Sessionz Vol. 1" DVD.

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

Damian has also written for Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, as well as continuing to maintain a popular weekly column at NoTreble.com.

Damian has also authored two books, "Right Hand Drive” and "The Improvisor’s Path”