Domi Edson is a versatile jazz performer, arranger, and teacher. Starting piano at age 4, Domi acquired an ear for orchestration and began arranging piano duets at age 12. At age 17 she began to play upright bass and took to it immediately. Domi studied with Jon Hamar in high school, Dr. Anna Jensen at Central Washington University, and Erik Applegate and Nick Recuber at the University of Northern Colorado.
In her time at CWU she played in jazz combos, Vocal Jazz 1, the Symphony Orchestra, and Jazz Band 1. Her arrangements have been featured on many CWU concerts, on her shows around the Ellensburg and Seattle areas, and on Seattle radio station KNKX. With CWU Jazz Band 1, she has performed at the Washington Music Educators Association conference, the Jazz Education Network conference in Reno, and at various festivals and venues around Washington State. Domi graduated with a bachelor's degree in bass performance and a certificate in jazz studies in 2019.
Domi is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado to pursue a master's degree in jazz studies. Domi spends her spare time performing jazz, subbing in orchestras, and teaching private lessons. In Washington, she performed regularly with the Pro-Am Big Band, the Edson-Krieger Duo, Tinkham Road, and local symphonies such as the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra. In Colorado, she has performed with Jenna McLean, Ben Markley, Greg Gisbert, and Drew Zaremba among others. She performed with the Jazz Education Network's Sisters in Jazz Combo coached by Tia Fuller in January 2020 at the national conference in New Orleans.
During her time at CWU she ran the university’s Jazz Education Network chapter and founded the CWU Bass Club. In both 2018 and 2019, she presented at the national Jazz Education Network conference about how to start and run a JEN chapter. She has also organized bringing nationally and internationally renowned bassists such as John Clayton and Diana Gannett to CWU for masterclasses and performances.
Domi is an innovative festival and event coordinator. She is the founder of CWU's annual Women in Jazz Day, a full day event featuring eight clinicians from all over the country giving clinics, masterclasses, performing, and speaking on a panel discussion. This event is attended annually by over 100 musicians from all over Washington State and is free and open to all ages and genders (find out more at cwuwomeninjazzday.com).