Dutch 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)
Photo: Marcel van den Broek, New Arts International