"Without music, life would be a blank to me." - Jane Austen

Jasper Somsen (1973) studied Jazz and Classical double bass at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
During his career Jasper has performed with the “crème de la crème” of the  (inter)national jazz scene, a.o.: Enrico Pieranunzi (Italy), Bert van den Brink (NL), John Engels (NL), Ferdinand Povel (NL), Yuri Honing (NL), Rita Reys (NL), Eric Vloeimans (NL), Maria Markesini (Greece), Nancy Marano (USA),  JD Walter (USA) and singer/songwriter Lori Lieberman (USA).
With the Jasper Somsen Group he released the highly acclaimed album: "Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry" (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi). In January 2013  they released their second CD “Sardegna”.
He recorded with a.o. the Trio Bert Lochs and Willem Hellbreker/Frits Landesbergen’s Saxvibes.  Since 2001 he fills the bass chair at the silent movie orchestras The Sprockets and Orchestra da Camera Oscura. He performed in a.o. Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy and Finland.

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Don't Ever Leave Me (vinyl)
John Helliwell / Jasper Somsen / Hans Vroomans / Marcel Serierse
Don't Ever Leave Me
John Helliwell | Jasper Somsen | Hans Vroomans | Marcel Serierse
Saudade, Colour of Love
Maria Mendes | Metropole Orkest | John Beasley
Voyage in Time
Enrico Pieranunzi | Jasper Somsen
The Lights Are Always On
Lynne Arriale Trio
Chimes of Freedom
Lynne Arriale Trio
Common View
Enrico Pieranunzi
The Fine Line
Bob Sheppard
Give Us These Days
Lynne Arriale Trio
A New Episode In Life Pt. II
Jasper Somsen Trio
A New Episode in Life Pt. I
Jasper Somsen Trio
Tales From The Unexpected
Enrico Pieranunzi
Jasper Somsen Group
Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry
Jasper Somsen


Jasper Somson - Don't forget the Poet (E. Pieranunzi)
Official Video JASPER SOMSEN TRIO - A New Episode In Life part I