Jack Vees is an American composer and bassist from Camden, New Jersey. Both a performer (electric bass/guitar and electronics) and a composer, Vees has written music for his own ensemble, Chez Vees, and for groups such as Ensemble Modern, California EAR Unit, and Zeitgeist (ensemble). He has collaborated with performers Ashley Bathgate, Libby Van Cleve, Amy Knoles, Jeffrey Krieger, and Ben Verdery, as well as various choreographers and video artists. Influences include Louis Andriessen, John Cage, George Crumb, Charles Ives, Erik Satie, Joel Thome, and Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet).
Vees holds an undergraduate degree from Glassboro State College and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. From 1986 to 2020, Vees taught graduate-level courses on music technology and studio techniques at Yale School of Music, where he served as founder and director of Yale University’s acclaimed Center for Studies in Music Technology (CSMT).