Jason Roebke is a native of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, and has been residing in Chicago since 1999. He can be heard in a wide variety of musical situations. He studied composition and, later, double bass, eventually earning a masters degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with the legendary pedagogue Stuart Sankey. Roebke released his first solo recording, “yutairidatsu,” in 2000. He regularly performs solo and composes for choreographer Ayako Kato. Along with Kato and cornetist Josh Berman, he received the Crosscut grant from Links Hall and Experimental Sound Studio in 2007. The trio toured Japan in 2009. Roebke was awarded an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council in 2009. He tours Europe regularly with Mike Reed's People Places and Things, Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, Jorrit Dijkstra, and others. For more information, visit http://jasonroebke.info.