BOB SHEPPARD QUARTET
featuring Larry Koonse, Jasper Somsen & Anthony Pinciotti
The famous American saxophone & multi-woodwind player Bob Sheppard and the Dutch double bassist Jasper Somsen are available for concerts and masterclasses in 2014 and 2015:
Bob Sheppard - Saxophones & Woodwinds
Larry Koonse - Guitar
Jasper Somsen - Double Bass
Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
CONCERTS & MASTERCLASSES:
February 10: Masterclass Bob Sheppard - ArtEZ Conservatory, Zwolle (NL)
February 12: Masterclass Bob Sheppard & Jasper Somsen - Conservatory, Utrecht (NL)
The quartet is available in Europe, Japan and the USA in October/November 2014 & February 2015
ENRICO PIERANUNZI | JASPER SOMSEN | GABRIELE MIRABASSI
The collaboration between the Italian master pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the Dutch double bassist Jasper continues, with another brand new project!
"NEW MEDITERRANEAN TALES"
After two successful mini-tours in The Netherlands as a piano trio (2013) and as a duo (2014), they will form a new trio with the outstanding Italian clarinet player Gabriele Mirabassi.
Available in Europe: 2014 -2015
ENRICO PIERANUNZI & JASPER SOMSEN
Enrico Pieranunzi & Jasper Somsen will also continue their musical collaboration as a duo.
The duo is world wide available for concerts and masterclasses in 2014 - 2015.
JOEY CALDERAZZO TRIO
The famous American pianist Joey Calderazzo (a.o. Michael Brecker & Branford Marsalis) will be performing in Europe with Dutch double bassist Jasper Somsen and drummer Haye Jellema in July 2014.
JASPER SOMSEN INVITES ...
CONCERT SERIES '14 "JASPER SOMSEN INVITES ..." AT LOBURG LIVE, WAGENINGEN (NL), COMING UP:
September 7: Angelo Verploegen & Ed Verhoeff
October 5: Ramón Valle (Cuba) & Haye Jellema
November 2: Jeroen van Vliet (Boy Edgar Prize 2014) & Etienne Nillesen
December 7: Rob van Bavel & Martijn van Iterson
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JASPER SOMSEN GROUP - NEW ALBUM "Sardegna"
In January 2013 the second album "Sardegna" by the Jasper Somsen Group was released, via Challenge Records. Like their first album "Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry" (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi), "Sardegna" was acclaimed highly in the international media. Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu wrote in the liner notes a.o.:
“Another island yet to be discovered… An island created by passion, imagination and poetry. Akin to other migrants to Sardinia, exploring our island, so also does Jasper by releasing this album: being able to create new memories and to whisper new destinations in our ears.”
"From a musical perspective, Somsen and his group are a strong and varied team ... The band developed an independent, varied and distinct sound, which in terms of relaxation can’t be found at the other side of the Atlantic." - Olaf Maikopf (JazzThing)
The Jasper Somsen Group is world wide available for concerts in 2014-2015.
CONCERTS - Coming up:
February 9, 2014 - Wageningen (NL): Loburg Live
February 14, 2014 – Enschede (NL): Jazz Club De Tor
May 5, 2014 - Wageningen (NL): Liberation Festival