“The most remarkable virtuoso…in the history of his instrument.” — The New Yorker
A master instrumentalist and chameleon of styles, Edgar Meyer has established himself as a vibrant performer and an innovative composer in a variety of arenas from classical to bluegrass. His virtuosity and musicianship inspired critics to call him, “quite simply, the best bassist alive.”
Meyer was born in Oklahoma City in 1960 and grew up in Oak Ridge TN where his bassist father (Edgar Sr) taught in the public schools. His father was a jazz bass player who picked up classical in his late 20s, so Edgar was surrounded by classical, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis. He started the bass at 5. Attended the University of Indiana, studying under Stuart Sankey.
In addition to his position as Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University, he is visiting Professor of Double Bass at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.