Biography

 

    Emma Dayhuff, acoustic and electric bassist, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory’s Jazz Studies program, where she studied privately with Peter Dominguez, Eddie Gomez, and Thomas Sperl.  She has also enjoyed additional close instruction from such jazz luminaries as Billy Hart, Robin Eubanks, Larry Gray, and Dennis Carroll.

    Emma has shared the stage with Robert Irving III, Paul Wertico, Frank Catalano, Don Stiernberg, Andy Brown, Kelly Ash, Perry Smith, Greg Spero, and Matthew Santos, among many others.  In addition to maintaining a performing schedule, Emma is a recording engineer in the Chicago area.  She worked at WFMT on the radio program “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin”, and has worked two seasons in the recording studio of Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival.  She is currently the acting recording engineer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and assistant recording engineer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Chicago a Cappella.

“...a terrific virtuoso who plays with subtlety and taste, drive and groove.”

-Don Stiernberg