Born In What City:
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Current Band(s) I Play With:
The Jason Raso Quartet
CD’s I’ve Released/ Been a Part Of:
The Bassman Cometh (2001), Live On Planet Bop (2002), Detour (2005), Groovespeak (2007), The Red Arrow (2011), Slingshot (2013)
Describe – The Way I Play Bass:
I strive to be a complete musician – a supportive accompanist, a strong soloist and improving composer.
Why I Decided to Play Bass:
My brother suggested I play – when you’re 12 and your older brother tells you to do something, you do it.
My Musical Influences:
Alain Caron, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Sheehan, Charles Mingus, Stuart Hamm, Marcus Miller
My Favorite Musical Styles:
Jazz, funk and soul.
Spector Coda 4, Spector Coda 4 Deluxe Fretless, Fodera Monarch 4 Standard
My Amps and Other Gear:
TC Electronic RH450 Head, RS210 Cabinet
I am Endorsed By:
Spector Basses, TC Electronic, DR Strings
One Piece Of Advice I Can Share With Other Bassists:
Play music you truly love.
Most Amazing Gig so Far:
Hometown show at River Run Centre
Stevie Wonder or Prince
What Would I Be Doing If I Weren’t a Musician:
I hope I never have to figure that out!
Here’s What I Have Coming Up This Year:
This year I am starting work on my very first solo bass album. My Quartet is also performing shows in support of our “Slingshot” CD release.