Dr. Karim Yengsep

Bass Teacher

Karim Yengsep

SAA Member


Oak Park, IL
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Equally at home with jazz, Western-European classical, and World music, Dr. Karim Yengsep is a bassist and educator with International teaching and performing experience. As a bandleader, he led several ensembles whose repertoire explored the music of Brazil, Argentina, American jazz from hard bop to fusion, and was a featured guest during several live broadcasts on Illinois Public Media’s WILL FM radio station. His discography includes a self-titled CD by one of the bands, Bossa Nuevo, which was released by Teal Creek Music (TC-2021) in October 2010. Dr. Yengsep holds Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance and Master of Music in Double Bass Perforamnce degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BA in Music from Western Oregon University.