Derek Short is a multi-instrumentalist , composer and producer from Chicago’s south side who has spent most of his life traveling around the world playing music in a variety of genres , ranging from straight jazz and fusion to funk , pop , progressive rock , ethnic and just about everything in between . Along the way dEREK has recorded and released 4 cds ( 3 bass and 1 sax ) . On this new and improved edition of the dEREK k sHORT web page we will introduce you to past projects and try to keep you informed about current and future projects. Gig info can be found here on the Live Schedule page . dEREK’s Facebook , Soundcloud and MySpace pages are linked here too .


Derek K Short

Bassist / Composer / Producer

Live and Studio Musician

Tokyo, Japan Based Solo Artist and Leader of The Executive Class Band

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