Emma Dayhuff
Music Performance Jazz, Bass

Emma Dayhuff, bass, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts and grew up in Bozeman, Montana. She began playing upright bass at age 13. In 2005, Dayhuff was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship to attend the jazz program at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. There, she studied with Peter Dominguez, Eddie Gomez, and Billy Hart. After graduation, Dayhuff moved to Chicago, where she performed in a variety of styles and worked as the recording engineer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She later relocated to New York, where she studied with Ron Carter and Gerald Cannon. Dayhuff has performed with Victor Goines, Robert Irving III, Patricia Barber, Willie Pickens, Victor Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Geof Bradfield, and Kahil El Zabar among many others. She has presented master classes in New York, Montana and Cuba, and was one of the founders of Montana’s Livingston Jazz Festival.

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