The Jason Chase trio Features the combined forces
of Skin, Wind, and String to create a World roots and culture groove that ties together Tribal sounds from around the globe into one compelling and original performance of Trance-Dance, Wild Meditation-Music. A music that jams out the ancient ceremonial, spirit filled vibes of the medicine man and the shaman, in a modern and up-beat groove style.The Jason Chase Trio is actually comprised of one person: Jason Chase
who embodies three different musicians, each playing different sets of instruments-Drums, Winds & Strings.
Every song is a unique build up of
Phrase-sampling, Looping, and Improvisation,
all masterfully crafted into a sonic journey for the mind, body and spirit.
Each set consists of a variety of musical influences from parts of
Africa, America, Europe, India, Asia, the Middle East, Ireland, and others as well as
Gypsy, Sufi, Hindu, Native American, Celtic, and aboriginal Tribal Cultures all blended into a hypnotic and hard hitting dance jam and conscious vibrational magic.
" The Jason Chase Trio is a solo act . It can be an intimate ,
amazing Coffee shop set , or a Mind blowing, Large scale concert.
Jason works with the finest :
Musicians , Dancers, Multimedia and Performance artists,
Producers and Technicians to deliver powerful performances
to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see..........."
Jason was born in 1979 in Denver Colorado and started studying world music when he
moved to Los Angeles California at the age 18. Starting with Spanish Gypsy guitar and Irish
tin whistle and soon adding the West African Djembe drum. His studies led him to music and cultural
centers and such as Bantaba in Boulder CO, and World Beat Center in San Diego CA. Studying with
master teachers from all around the globe.
Jason was world music accompanist for SDSU School of Music and Dance for two years
and After playing in various Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Afrobeat bands,
started experimenting with the art of looping live acoustic instruments from around the world
into a full sounding audio experience, and developing live shows featuring tribal roots and culture.
" My one goal is to utilize the power of music to deliver an experience that both entertains
and spreads the light of knowledge and peace to as many people as I possibly can in my
lifetime....." -Jason Chase
Recent shows consisted of Jason Chase playing over 15 different instruments and jamming with special guests like
Senegalese kora players Alfusainey Sososara and Amadou Fell, with West African Master Drummer Babacar Mbenge
As well as full band sets with Creative Medicine Band.
Jason Chase- Drums, African and Latin Percussion, Guitar, Mandolin, banjo,Tabla, Flutes, sitara, didgeridoo, looping and sampling
lead and back vocals, beatboxing
I am working on a debut album at Temple of the Sacred String in California and have been heard live on 91X radio in San Diego. I have been featured on recordings with other artists including "CelticRastaGypsyBluegrass" in 2003. and self titled 'Kuumba Dawa' 2004-2007
more info to come soon!
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"..... I left feeling amp'd. like I had just escaped some kind of Magic realm where a musical spell..."..... I left feeling amp'd. like I had just escaped some kind of Magic realm where a musical spell is cast upon all who enter."
I have no limits as to how long each song or set is.
I play a solo show using looping which songs are improvised and set both. usually around five minutes per song. I like to limit a solo set to 1 hour so I never become redundant.
I also am joined many times by a full band which plays mostly original and some very tasteful covers.
These sets are at least two hours with variations
for 3 and 4 hour sets. We have a huge repertoire
of quality original music and rarely play the same set twice except for some standards we have been associated with.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.