Edgar Meyer

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Birthday
24, 1960
Birthplace
Oak Ridge, TN
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1960 (age 57)
Birthplace
Oak Ridge, TN

About

American bass player and musical composer known for his work in the bluegrass, classical, and jazz genres. His solo albums include Dreams of Flight and Unfolding.

Before Fame

He studied music at Indiana University. He later taught at both Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) and at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.

Trivia

He was a 2000 recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize.

Family Life

He was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His father, Edgar Meyer, Sr., directed a string orchestra and taught him to play the double bass.

Associated With

He won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a 2000 album entitled Appalachian Journey.