Jasper Mortier About the Educator

Jasper Mortier is a Dutch bass player and drummer specialized in Blues- and Roots music. He has been playing bass for over 35 years and started playing drums seriously about 5 years ago. Jasper has performed with a sheer endless list of people. To name a few: Philip Walker, Eddy Clearwater, Terry Evans, Jerry Portnoy, Paul Oscher, the Radio Kings, Candye Kane, Sherman Robertson, Toni Lynn Washington, Long John Hunter,  Byther Smith, Doug Jay and Big George Jackson. Besides travelling the whole of Europe with these different lineups he plays on a regular basis with Dutch and German bands like Tangled Eye and the Jimmy Reiter Band.

Jasper has toured the US with Boyd Small with the performance at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival (after Bobby Bland!) as a highlight. Besides touring Jasper is busy recording either as a musician or as an engineer/producer with a strong emphasis on sounds of the late 60's / early 70's.