Jason Stein

Born: December 6, 1976    Primary Instrument: Clarinet, bass

Jason Stein

Jason Stein is originally from Long Island, New York. He studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for such labels as Delmark, Atavistic, 482 Music and Clean Feed. Stein has performed throught the US and Europe, including performances in festivals in Lisbon, Cracow, Barcelona, Debreccen and Ljubljana. He has had the opportunity to perform with a number of exciting local and international musicians including: Michael Moore, Jeff Parker, Rudi Mahall, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, Jeb Bishop, Michiel Braam, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Pandelis Karayorgis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Kent Kessler, Tobias Delius, Nate McBride, Jack Wright, Michael Zerang, Michael Vatcher, Frank Gratkowski, Peter Brotzman, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Wilbert DeJoode, and Håvard Wiik.


All About Jazz New York "Best of 2008 Honorable Mention" for Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore-A Calculus of Loss
”Stein is exhilarating, a young master of his fiendishly difficult horn. Stein is a player to look out for.”

- Chris May, All About Jazz

“Stein stands apart from the standard instrumental lineage. Whereas a player like Eric Dolphy or Michel Portal builds on wide intervallic leaps and verticality, Stein (like Michel Pilz, Rudi Mahall or John Tchicai) operates in a horizontal fashion, favoring a breadth of twists and turns more sideways than anything else, woven into a post-Ornette fabric.”

- Clifford Allen, All About Jazz

As a Leader
A Calculus of Loss
Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore
Clean Feed Records
Tracks: Nurse Ellen; That's Not A Closet; Miss Izzy; Caroline and Sam; 167th St. Ellen; J.H. 01.
Personnel: Jason Stein: bass clarinet. Kevin Davis: cello. Mike Pride: drums.

As A Side Musician

Just Like This
Keefe Jackson's Project Project
Personnel: Keefe Jackson: tenor saxophone. Dave Rempis: saxophones. Guillermo Gregorio: alto saxophone and clarinet. Jason Stein: bass clarinet. James Falzone: clarinet. Jeb Bishop: trombone. Nick Broste: trombone. Jaimie Branch: trumpet. Josh Berman: cornet. Marc Unternahrer: tuba. Anton Hatwich: bass. Frank Rosaly: drums.
Intents and Purposes
Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack
482 Music
Personnel: Kyle Bruckmann: oboe. Jason Stein: bass clarinet. Jen Clare Paulson: viola. Anton Hatwich: bass. Tim Daisy: drums.
Bridge 61
Personnel: Ken Vandermark: saxophones and clarinet. Jason Stein: bass clarinet. Nate McBride: bass. Tim Daisy: drums.

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