Jasper Blom

Jasper Blom (1965) is a leading tenor and soprano saxophonist of the young Dutch jazzgeneration and one of the most versatile players in the Benelux.He studied a.o. with Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer, Herb Geller and Joe Lovano and has performed with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, George Duke, Randy Crawford, David Liebman, Conrad Herwig and many other international renowned artists.Twice he has won the European Jazz Award  and he has played at major jazzfestivals in Europe, Asia, the Caribic and Canada and in clubs throughout Europe and the States.

He has received compositions assignments from the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Jazz International Rotterdam Festival. As a leader he has recorded five CDs with material ranging from energetic hardbop to free open improvised music. Jasper Blom currently is active as a player and composer of both contemperary improvised music and jazz, can be heard regularly throughout the Netherlands and Europe as an active player in different musical settings and teaches jazz saxophone at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Jasper Blom leads the Jasper Blom Quartet with Monk award winning top guitarist Jesse van Ruller that combines accoustic jazz material with electronics. This has released three CDs with all original material.With pianist Harmen Fraanje he works regularly in duo trio and quartet form. With Arnold Dooyeweerd and Flin van Hemmen he coleads a free imrov trio. With New York based pianist David Berkman he coleads a quartet called Dialect which has featured in the past Tom Rainey, Matt Wilson and Ed Schuller and others.

He is a member of the Stefan Lievestro sextet, one of the most energetic bands to emerge lately from the Dutch scene, the international woodwind octet of the German composer/arranger Florian Ross, the Dutch drum veteran Pierre Courbois' sextet, the free improv octet Spinifex, the David Kweksilber BigBand, Corrie van Binsbergens Grote Brokken, the band Tripod with Francien van Tuinen and many other bands and is frequently asked by Hollands top ensembles like the Metropole Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw to participate in studio and live sessions. 

Jasper Blom also teaches the online course Chordal approach to jazz improvisation

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