Dutch double bassist, composer and producer Jasper Somsen is an open minded versatile musician. Best known as a Jazz musician his field of interest and expertise also includes cross overs to classical, pop, world and film music and theater productions.

Jasper Somsen has collaborated with some of the very best musicians on the international jazz scene including Peter Erskine, Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Eric Marienthal, Bob Sheppard, Seamus Blake, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Justin Faulkner, André Ceccarelli, Gary Husband, Gabriele Mirabassi and Paolo Fresu.

As a Challenge Records International artist he produced more than 15 albums. Jasper is a renowned educator and the general director of the foundation Cultural City of Wageningen, in his hometown.

Current events

Current productions

Jasper Somsen Invites Paul van der Feen and Bert van den Brink

"Lots of fun for both the musicians and the audience ... a clear victory on points for the momentum, trust and spontaneity"
(JazzThing, GER) ...

Hoff - Somsen - Lindholm

Concerts coming up in 2023-2024: Corsica, Norway, Denmark, and Germany. Album release: September 24, 2024 ... Read more >>

John Helliwell | Jasper Somsen

The famous British saxophone/clarinet player and Supertramp member John Helliwell and Jasper Somsen recorded a beautiful and intriguing instrumental album ... Read more >>

(c) 2016 photo Jasper by Carlos Villarroel - Challenge Records (header)