Jasper Somsen Invites
In 2019 Jazz in Wageningen and Loburg Live again are organizing a series of jazz concerts on Thursday evenings. With the title "Jasper Somsen invites", our own Jasper invites the best Dutch jazz musicians to play together live on the stage of Loburg. These concerts start at 20:30h and end around 22:30h. Admission is completely free and you may think "how do they fix that at Jazz in Wageningen?" Well we do it from the generous contributions of sponsors, friends and volunteers. And on these evenings you can deposit your voluntary (!) contribution in a champagne cooler on a leg that is somewhere near the exit.
Jasper does not only live in Wageningen, but he is also a surprisingly good bass player and composer. He studied jazz and classical music at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has played on many international stages and with many famous musicians including Joey Calderazzo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Bob Sheppard, Gabriele Mirabassi, John Engels, Toon Roos, Jeroen van Vliet, Yuri Honing, Rita Reys, Eric Vloeimans, Michiel Borstlap, Nancy Marano, Lori Lieberman and many more. He made 2 beautiful CDs with his Jasper Somsen Group and played on more than 20 albums in jazz, classical music or film music. In 2017 and 2018 he made beautiful albums with, among others, the French drummer André Ceccarelli and the Canadian pianist Jean-Michel Pilc. Keep an eye on him!