Jason Adasiewicz

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Jason Adasiewicz
Born (1977-10-14) October 14, 1977 (age 41)
OriginWichita, Kansas
Years active2000–present
Labels482 Music, Cuneiform, Delmark
WebsiteOfficial Website

Jason Adasiewicz (born October 14, 1977) is an American jazz vibraphonist and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Jason was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1977, but raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois.[1] He studied jazz drums at DePaul University for three years. He only eased into the vibraphone after leaving school, playing it in the indie-rock scene around Chicago with bands like Pinetop Seven and the singer-songwriter Edith Frost.[2]

In the early 2000s he began his collaboration with cornetist Josh Berman and drummer Mike Reed. Since then he was worked in the Chicago jazz and improvisation scene with multiple bands, including Rob Mazurek’s Starlicker and Exploding Star Orchestra, Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly, Josh Berman and His Gang, Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal, James Falzone’s Klang and Ken Vandermark’s Topology and Audio One.[3]

Adasiewicz formed his Chicago-based jazz quintet, Rolldown, in 2004, while living in Madison.[4] In 2008 he founded the trio Sun Rooms, with Nate McBride and Mike Reed.


As leader/co-leader[edit]

Release year Title Label Personnel/Notes
2008 Rolldown 482 Music Quintet with Josh Berman (cornet), Aram Shelton (alto sax, clarinet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums)
2009 Varmint Cuneiform As the band Rolldown; with Josh Berman (cornet), Aram Shelton (alto sax, clarinet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums)
2010 Sun Rooms Delmark Trio with Nate McBride (bass), Mike Reed (drums)
2011 Spacer Delmark As the band Sun Rooms; with Nate McBride (bass), Mike Reed (drums)
2012 New Myth/Old Science Cuneiform As the band Living by Lanterns; co-led by Adasiewicz and Mike Reed
2014 From the Region Delmark As the band Sun Rooms; with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), Mike Reed (drums)
2016 Rows and Rows Delmark Duo with Keefe Jackson (tenor sax)

As sideman[edit]

Release year Leader Title Label
2013 Joshua Abrams Unknow Know Delmark
2008 Jason Ajemian The Art od Dying Delmark
2014 Audio One An International Report Audiographic
2014 Audio One The Midwest School Audiographic
2015 Audio One What Thomas Bernhard Saw Audiographic
2009 Josh Berman Old Idea Delmark
2012 Josh Berman There Now Delmark
2008 Bill Dixon Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra Thrill Jockey
2006 Harris Eisenstadt The Soul and Gone 482 Music
2007 Exploding Star Orchestra We Are All From Somewhere Else Thrill Jockey
2010 Exploding Star Orchestra Stars Have Shapes Delmark
2011 Darren Johnston The Big Lift Porto Franco
2009 Klang Tea Music Allos
2011 Klang Other Doors Allos
2012 Klang Brooklyn Lines... Chicago Spaces Allos
2006 Lucky 7 Farragut Lakefront Digital
2009 Lucky 7 Pluto Junkyard Clean Feed
2009 Rob Mazurek Sound Is Delmark
2009 Rob Mazurek Skull Sessions Cuneiform
2014 Dave McDonnell The Dragon and the Griffin New Atlantis
2015 Dave McDonnell The Time Inside a Year Delmark
2013 Nicole Mitchell Aquarius Delmark
2007 Mike Reed Last Year's Ghost 482 Music
2008 Mike Reed The Speed of Change 482 Music
2010 Mike Reed Empathetic Parts 482 Music
2014 Jason Roebke High Red Center Delmark
2013 Frank Rosaly Cicada Music Delmark
2005 Aram Shelton Arrive 482 Music
2011 Aram Shelton There Was... Clean Feed
2011 Starlicker Double Demon Delmark
2011 Ken Vandermark Impressions of Po Music Okka Disk
2013 Wheelhouse Boss of the Plains Aerophonic


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