Mark Dresser is an internationally renowned bass player, improviser, and composer. At the core of his music is an artistic obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred thirty CDs and has collaborated with some of the strongest personalities in contemporary music including Anthony Braxton, Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Osvaldo Golijov, Gerry Hemingway, Bob Osertag, Joe Lovano, Roger Reynolds, Henry Threadgill, Dawn Upshaw, and John Zorn. Since 2007 he has been deeply involved in telematic music performance and education. He is Professor of Music at University of California, San Diego.
"Calling contrabassist Mark Dresser a virtuoso is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math." Robert Bush in San Diego City Times
"Mr. Dresser, a bassist who is one of the great instrumental forces in recent American jazz outside of the mainstream..." NY Times