Jasper Somsen 2 (c) 2012 Marcel van den Broek - Challenge RecordsDutch double bassist & composer Jasper Somsen (1973) studied Jazz and Classical double bass at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During his career Jasper has performed with some of the very best musicians at the (inter)national jazz scene, a.o.: Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bob Sheppard, Justin Faulkner, André Ceccarelli, Gabriele Mirabassi, Bert Joris, Bert van den Brink, Ramón Valle, Toon Roos, Karel Boehlee, John Engels, Yuri Honing and Eric Vloeimans.

Albums as a leader at Challenge Records:

2010: "Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry" (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi)  - Jasper Somsen Group
2013: "Sardegna" - Jasper Somsen Group
2017: "A New Episode In Life" part I - Jasper Somsen Trio featuring Jean-Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli
2017: "A New Episode In Life" part II - Jasper Somsen Trio featuring  Jean-Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli

Jasper performes world wide, can be heard on more than 30 albums and is frequently invited as a guest teacher at the conservatories in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Arnhem.


 

Ocean of Wisdom (J. Somsen) - From the Jasper Somsen Group album: "Sardegna" (2013)

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

2017 (all albums to be released)
Christian Doepke Trio feat.  Bob Sheppard: "Patience"
Vera Naus: "Young Heart"
Jasper Somsen Trio feat. Jean Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli: "A New Episode In Life part II" (Challenge)
Jasper Somsen Trio feat. Jean Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli: "A New Episode In Life part I"

(Challenge)
2016
Willem Hellbreker Quartet: "Balanced Action" (Hellbreker)
Luca Gianquitto: "Nibiru"
Jan Verwey Trio: "Dream Dancing" (OAP Records)
Enrico Pieranunzi Trio: "European Trio" (Jazz Italiano Live)
JD Walter & the Michiel Buursen Trio: "Standards at Qubic" (Qubic Music)
Maurice Rugebregt & Jasper Somsen: "Two's Blues (a tribute to Jim Hall)" (MauRecords)

2015
Enrico Pieranunzi Trio: "Tales From The Unexpected" (Intuition/WDR)

2014
Michiel Buursen Trio: "Awakenications" (MBM&P)
Pieter Bast ESP Quintet: "Midnight Song" (Buzz Music Records)

2013
Jasper Somsen Group: "Sardegna" (Challenge)

2010
Jasper Somsen Group: "Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi)" (Challenge)
Maria Markesini: "Jazz at the Concertgebouw 4" (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
Willem Hellbreker/Frits Landesbergen Saxvibes: "It's Allright With Me" (Baileo)

2009
Trio Bert Lochs feat. Lydia van Dam: "Live" (Music Under Construction)
Maud Nellissen's Film Orchestra The Sprockets: "The Three Must Get Theres (Max Linder)" (DVD - Lobster)

2008
Michiel Buursen: "Dualogy (The Music of A.C. Jobim)" (MBM&P)

2007
Trio Bert Lochs: "Mouth Pieces" (Music Under Construction)
Trio Jan Pilon feat. Myrte Buys: "Architects In Jazz (The Music of Ellington & Strayhorn)" (New Standard Records)

2006
New Standard Trio: "Nightshift Thunder" (New Standard Records)
Trio Jan Pilon feat. Eline Gemerts: "Is You Is" (Independent)

2004
Maud Nellissen's Film Orchestra The Sprockets: "Domzien In Verwondering (750 anniversary of the city of Utrecht)" (DVD - 't Hoogt)

2003
New Standard Trio: "Footsteps (The Music of Sting)" (New Standard Records)

2002
Frido Ter Beek: "Ahuila Maguilé" (Alfajor Records)
Bert Lochs Inquisitive Quartet (BLIQ): "BAQ" (Music Under Construction)

2001
TETTERO: "Unicycle" (Independent)

 

Photo: Marcel van den Broek, New Arts International