Mark Dresser (b. 1952) is an American virtuoso double bass player and composer. He has performed and recorded with many of the luminaries of "new" jazz composition and improvisation. For ten years he performed with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, as well as diverse groups led by Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, John Zorn, and others. He has made over sixty recordings. He has received grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer, He holds both B.A.