6 May 1942 (age 74)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Recognized by both critics and musicians, David Friesen is a musician with an extraordinary gift. A recent survey of jazz educators heralded Friesen as one of the 24 most influential bassists in the history of jazz. Friesen has received numerous awards, including a nomination for Best Jazz Bassist at the 1997 American Jazz Awards.
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