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Eric Von Essen

b, 1954-1997 US
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Eric Von Essen (June 30, 1954 – August 14, 1997) was an American jazz bassist, pianist, and composer active on the West Coast jazz scene of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.Von Essen played in the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in 1978, where he met Jeff Gauthier and began working with him. Together with twin brothers Alex and Nels Cline, the four formed an ensemble called Quartet Music, which played together until 1990. While working with Quartet Music, Essen studied tablas in India.

  • Bass
  • Piano
  • Double bass
  • Violoncello
  • Cowbell

Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Central Avenue ReunionArt Farmer / Frank Morgan / Lou Levy / Eric Von Essen / Albert Heath1989Album
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