Dave Askren

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Dave Askren
Origin United States
Occupations Guitarist, recording artist, composer, educator
Instruments Guitar
Website www.daveaskren.com

Dave Askren is an American guitarist, recording artist, composer and educator.

Askren teaches guitar at California State University, Los Angeles.[1] He previously taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston.[2]

Askren is a jazz recording artist and has also worked as a sideman with a variety of jazz/Latin jazz/instrumental artists, including Bob Moses, Antonio Hart, Delfeayo Marsalis, Hendrik Muerkins, Stuart Hamm, Bruce Arnold, Bobby Shew, "Rhubumba", Sal Cracciolo, Jimmy Branly, Ramon Banda, Eddie Resto, Joey DeLeon Jr, David King and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Ben Schacter, Gray Sargent, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Foster, Tony Rizzi's "Wire Choir" with Pete Christlieb; Mike Vax, as well as commercial recording artists including Marilyn McCoo, Latoya Jackson, Linda Hopkins, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Drifters, The Marvelletes, Brenton Wood, and Kenny Hamber.[3]

He lives in Los Angeles.[4]


His discography as a leader includes:

  • It's All About The Groove (2013)
  • Trio Nuevo + (2008)
  • Some Other Things (2005)
  • Re: Bill Evans (2002).


  1. ^ http://oracleweb.calstatela.edu/calendar/default.asp?typeid=8&event=MUSIC&start=4
  2. ^ http://www.berklee.edu/bt/161/alumnotes.html
  3. ^ http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2008/09/18/5-latin-jazz-guitarists-making-a-contribution-to-the-scene/
  4. ^ http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=1158

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