Karim Yengsep
  • Website


  • City

    Irvine / Tustin, CA

  • Lesson Types

    Double Bass, Bass Guitar

  • Services

    Studio Lessons, Sectional Coaching

  • Instruction Levels

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

  • Styles

    Classical, Jazz, Suzuki

  • Ages Taught

    All Ages

  • Education/Awards

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA '12, MM '09), Western Oregon University (BA in Music '05)


Karim Yengsep


Over the past decade, Karim performed with numerous jazz, Western-European classical, and World music ensembles and was a featured guest during live broadcasts on Illinois Public Media WILL FM. In 2010, he executive produced and performed on “Bossa Nuevo,” a CD released by Teal Creek Music (Oregon). Most recently, Karim can be heard playing bass on a CD by Chicago based Palestinian-American composer, Issa Boulos, “Bonfire” (2019).

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign School of Music (DMA, MM) and Western Oregon University (BA in Music), Karim is an avid Suzuki educator and is a registered bass teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Since relocating to Southern California in 2018, Karim opened SoCal Jazz Academy, a jazz education program for youth, kids, and adults and began producing and hosting a podcast dedicated to various topics in music education and the performing arts, Sketches in Blue. He loves working with the OCofOC and sharing the stage with new musical friends in and around Orange County!

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