Jasper Somsen

Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany presents Jasper Somsen

Jasper Somsen is a Dutch bassist and composer.

Jasper Somsen was born on March 4, 1973 in Bennekom, the Netherlands. The Dutch double bass player, composer and producer graduated in both jazz and classical double bass. He has worked with Peter Erskine, Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Eric Marienthal, Bob Sheppard, Seamus Blake, Lynne Arriale, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Justin Faulkner, E.J. Strickland, André Ceccarelli, Gary Husband and Gabriele Mirabassi, among many others.

Jasper Somsen is not only an artist, but also a renowned studio producer. As both bassist and producer, he was responsible for the last highly acclaimed albums by Enrico Pieranunzi, Bob Sheppard, Lynne Arriale and Jean-Michel Pilc for Challenge Records International. As a leader he released "Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry" (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi - 2010), "Sardegna" (2013) and the albums "A New Episode In Life, part I & II" (2017).

Jasper performs worldwide and can be heard on more than 40 albums. Outside of a busy playing and studio production schedule, Jasper divides his time between composing and teaching. Since 2001, he has performed and recorded many film music scores live.

Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany

Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA)
Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany
Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) & JazzDayGermany

We present our international collaboration with the WSA. Through this partnership, we aim to build a cultural bridge between Latin American, European and American artists by creating a professional alliance for promotional, communicative and future face-to-face activities, creating additional sources of income for musicians in these difficult times.

The Worldwide Sax Alliance (WSA) is an international organization founded at the beginning of the pandemic (2020) by Uruguayan saxophonist Patricia Lopez. Based in Montevideo, WSA aims to promote and support the work of outstanding musicians of all instruments and musical genres.

Thanks to our active presence in social networks, constant dissemination and joint work, the WSA and JazzDayGermany attract the attention of connoisseurs, enthusiasts, journalists and professional musicians from all over the world, strengthening our mutual collaboration and confirming that "The alliance between musicians is the energy that moves us".

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