Karyn K. Quinn

Karyn has a 40-year career in the world of music!

She is in demand as a bassist throughout the Midwest and has performed in concerts with Kurt Elling, Wycliffe Gordon, Byron Stripling, Delfeayo Marsalis, Evan Christopher, and Eric Alexander among many others.

Karyn lives in La Crosse, WI and can be heard performing regularly with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, Safe Passage Jazz Quartet, The 3rd Relation Jazz Quartet and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. When not performing in those groups she is busy freelancing in the recording studio, musical theatre pit orchestras and with various bands.

Karyn has a M.M. Degree in Bass Performance and Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado and a B.S. in Music Education.  She has been on the faculty at The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for the past 27 years. In that position, she directed the award – winning jazz ensembles, taught both double bass and electric bass as well as courses in Jazz History, Improvisation and Music Theory.  

Karyn was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to study with bassist, Rufus Reid and has also performed in master classes for Gary Karr. Karyn is an active member of The International Society of Bassists and her method books for beginning electric bass students, Bass Sessions, are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company.

Karyn K. Quinn

Karyn has a 40- year career in the world of music!

She is in demand as a bassist throughout the Midwest and has performed in concerts with Kurt Elling, Wycliffe Gordon, Byron Stripling, Delfeayo Marsalis, Evan Christopher, and Eric Alexander among many others.

Karyn lives in La Crosse, WI and can be heard performing regularly with the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, Safe Passage Jazz Quartet, The 3rd Relation Jazz Quartet and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. When not performing in those groups she is busy freelancing in the recording studio, musical theatre pit orchestras and with various bands.

Karyn has a M.M. Degree in Bass Performance and Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado and a B.S. in Music Education.  She has been on the faculty at The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for the past 27 years. In that position, she directed the award – winning jazz ensembles, taught both double bass and electric bass as well as courses in Jazz History, Improvisation and Music Theory.

Karyn was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to study with bassist, Rufus Reid and has also performed in master classes for Gary Karr. Karyn is an active member of The International Society of Bassists and her method books for beginning electric bass students, Bass Sessions, are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company.