Over the past two decades, eight albums and countless live performances, Jason Raso has shown that he not only has the skills to pay the bills, but more often than not, enough musical currency left over at the end of the month to make good on the debts other musicians have welched on.

A Hartke Canadian Artist Search Winner (2010), Raso is a master of the four and six-string bass guitar whose music has been heard on public radio and jazz stations around the globe. And because seeing is believing, his virtuosity has also brought him in front of the camera to play for television viewers across Canada.

But the best way to experience what this talented performer has to offer is to see his one-man show in a festival setting. It’s here that concert goers will have the opportunity to understand why Exclaim Magazine describes Raso as a “…full-on orchestra of ground vibrating pleasure.”

No matter whether he’s deftly fretting through a well-loved standard, drawing in his audience with one of his melodic original compositions opening for a main stage mainstay or holding court as a featured artist, Raso is guaranteed to provide a performance music lovers will never forget.

Jason Raso’s latest album “Man of 40 Faces” features 11 new original compositions. Eight solo performances and three duets with legendary bassist Alain Caron, trombone phenom Wycliffe Gordon and brilliant vibraphonist Francesco Pinetti.

Bass players will enjoy Raso’s strong command of the instrument, as he flawlessly demonstrates a cross-section of techniques, including chording, tapping and hammering. Man of 40 Faces is a truly melodic collection of originals, from start to finish.” – Jon Liebman (For Bass Players Only)
Jason Raso proudly endorses Fodera Basses, Aguilar Bass Amplifiers, and D'Addario Strings & Cables



Previous events


Bass Line Continuum: Book Launch

Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

Bass Line Continuum: Book Launch

Host: Adam Bowman Q&A with author Jason Raso, designer Dave Peleschak, Editor Mark Grausam and transcriber Andrew Jacob.

Musical performances by Jason Raso.


Jason Raso Funktet

River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. , Guelph

Borealis Music Series:

Jason Raso Funktet:

Alexis Baro - trumpet Brent Rowan - saxophone Thomas Hammerton - keyboards Tyler Wagler - guitar Adam Bowman - drums Jason Raso - electric bass


Jason Raso's Standard Fusion Company

The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N, Waterloo

Jason Raso's Standard Fusion Company

Richard Underhill - saxophone Ted Quinlan - guitar Thomas Hammerton - keyboards Mark Kelso - drums Jason Raso - electric bass