Derek Whyte is a prominent electric and double bassist on the Dublin jazz scene. He works mainly within improvised music, however, he also collaborates with many artists and groups in numerous diverse genres, including classical, pop/rock and world music. He has a BA in Jazz performance from Newpark Music Centre and holds an MA in music from Dublin City University. He has been lecturing in jazz performance since 2008. His approach to improvisation and composition is influenced by modern contemporary jazz improvisers/composers, such as Tim Berne, Steve Coleman and Dave Holland. He performs regularly across the country and has recorded with many established improvising ensembles, such as Redivider, The Dirty Jazz Club and Joe O Callaghan's 'Sankara'.