Jason Raso Quartet (JAZZ FESTIVAL special event)

July 19, 2014 @ 10:30 pm – July 20, 2014 @ 1:00 am
Jazz Room
59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

“With influences like Stanley Clark, Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan and Marcus Miller, Jason has an effortless ability to morph from blistering fingerstyle passages to funky slap from one beat to the next.” –   Bass Guitar Rocks

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        Jason Raso has a funk heart and a jazz head. They are hard wired together by the 4 strings of his bass guitar, and an innate ability to craft music that will turn you into a bobble head. It’ll make you feel like you’re the coolest cat on the block.

       For over 20 years Raso has pursued the groove to such excellence that Exclaim Magazine declares, “Jason Raso’s bass is a full-on orchestra of ground vibrating pleasure.”

       Through his first 5 albums and countless live performances, from intimate settings to festival stages, Jason and his band have entertained and connected with listeners. His ability as a bandleader allows for some inspired improvisation that takes you on a journey then brings you back, spent, but unharmed. You could focus on his finely honed technique, but it’s the energy and emotion of the tunes that often leads to finger snapping and vigorous toe tapping.

        Jason lays down some funky bass lines on “Michelino”    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfHbREG28U


A bass solo that will make guitar players weep. Who needs six strings?…..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh0lqZxeQoY

Jason Razo – Electric Bass

Adam Bowman – Drums

Brent  Rowan – Sax

Adam Hammerton – Keys