||Friday, September 09 2005 @ 05:43 PM CDT
|| Austell, GA USA
Jason Passmore (b.1974) is an Atlanta based composer and performer that specializes in jazz, acoustic and electro-acoustic music. As a composer/arranger, Jason has written or
arranged music for various jazz groups and bands that he has been a member. The styles range from jazz to pop, salsa (Latin) and new age (neo—classical) groups. Jason has written original music for similar groups.
As a performer, Jason has played in various ensemble and groups in Atlanta and around
the country. He has shared the stage or recorded with many local, national and
international artists. He's performed with Speech of Arrested Development, Debbie
Gibson, Lizz Wright, Chris Potter, Scott Wendholt, Michael Abene, Ronnie Cuber and
many others. Locally, Jason has performed in the majority of the clubs and festivals in
Atlanta, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival (1998-2007, various groups) and the Atlanta
Montreau Music festival. He has had the opportunity to perform in various Latin, R&B,
rock and electronic bands. Jason has performed in various chamber groups, including
theatre productions of "Groucho Marx" and "A Grand Night for Singing". He has also
performed with the Cobb and Rome Symphony Orchestras.
Jason received his Bachelors and Masters of Music from Georgia State University in
1998 and 2000. His performance studies are as follows: He studied saxophone and flute
with accomplished Atlanta saxophonist Sam Skelton and Robert Haley. Jason studied
jazz with Gordon Vernick, Gary Motley and other local jazz artists. He also studied
clarinet with Les Nichols.
Jason has studied theory and orchestration with Dr. John Nelson, Dr. Charles Knox, B.J.
Southerlin, Dr. Susan Tepping and Dr. Geoffrey Haden. He studied composition and
arranging with Ted Howe, Pete Lyngell, Daniel Morietti and David Frackenpohl. Jason
also studied music production with Dr. Robert Scott Thompson