jazz bass and piano player, composer, educator

Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen.
Nat Hentoff
David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for triangles.
Patrick Hinely/Jazz Magazine

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David Friesen is now accepting students for private instruction and for workshops on 'How to Follow the Music in a Small Ensemble Context'. more


David performs and records with a wide array of musicians. See details and listen to MP3 sound clips. more

On Tour

The schedule for David Friesen's live performances and clinics. more

Recent Recordings

Information about David's recent recordings. Includes tracklists, personnel and soundclips. more

Articles and Reviews

Find out what the Jazz press is saying about David. See a list of recent articles and reviews. more

Promotional Materials

High quality images for use in press releases. more