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Damian Erskine

Damian Erskine

Department of Art, Music and Creative Arts Therapies
derskine@marylhurst.edu

Education

BM, Berklee College of Music

Instrument

Electric Bass

About

Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, his extraordinary reading and improvising skills, as well as being an educator and columnist. He has played in the studio or on the stage with the likes of Peter Erskine, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band featuring Richard Bona, Teri-Lynn Carrington, Gino Vannelli, John Ellis, Shawn Pelton, Sveti with Marko Djordjevic, Luis Conte, Brandon Ross, Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, Vardan Ovsepian, Charmaine Neville, Jessy J, Tony Furtado and many others. He was also featured on the GospelChops.com DVD, Shed Sessionz Vol. 1. Whether playing as a sideman or with his own group, he is known for his rock solid bass work, virtuosic solos and thoughtful chordal abilities.

Damian is an adjunct professor at both Portland State University and Marylhurst University. He has also appeared as an instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp, the National Guitar Workshop and the Berklee College of Music's Guitar Week.

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February 22, 2016 – May 31, 2016

Nominations now being accepted for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Submit your nomination(s) for Distinguished Alumni by May 31, 2016. Categories include: Service to Society Award. Service to Marylhurst Award. N...

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May 28, 2016 – May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Holiday

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May 31, 2016

Nomination Deadline for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Submit your nomination(s) of an alum for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards which will be presented at the October 2016 Reunion Luncheon. Deadlin...

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