Born: July 17, 1976 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Jason Raso continually unwraps little gifts to the listener, as he explores a variety of phrasing and lays down a groove so deep that you need a miner's lamp to find your way.
If it can be played on the bass, Jason Raso is your man: from jazz to blues and on down the line into funk and latin, he's got a handle on it. Jason's five solo albums (The Bassman Cometh - 2001, Live on Planet Bop - 2002, Detour - 2005, An Abominable Christmas - 2006, and Time Pieces - 2007) showcase his strong melodic sense, extraordinary technique, and innate ability to lay down a groove. Jason's bass influences include Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Charles Mingus and Jaco Pastorius.
No stranger to the live music scene, Raso has close to 400 gigs under his belt. Jason has performed extensively with guitar virtuoso Adrian Raso, R&B outfit Passenger, as well as numerous solo projects. With The Jason Raso Trio, he plans to see that number rise.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
The Guelph School of Guitar - Guelph, Ontario Woodshed Music - Guelph, Ontario