Jasen Weaver


Jasen Weaver began playing the double bass at the age of 11. He first received training at programs like the New Orleans String Project and the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO). At the age of 13, he joined the jazz band at his middle school and began what would become a full time interest in music. By age 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) as a member of the Jazz program. He later attended the University of New Orleans and graduated as a Jazz Studies major in 2012.

     Since then he has been privileged to play with many great musicians including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herlin Riley, Donald Harrison, Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis,  Adonis Rose and many others. He has also recorded with Dr. John, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater), Jason Marsalis, The Session, Cliff Hines, Sasha Masakowski, and saxophonist Stephen Richard. He has performed internationally in Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia, Honduras, Barbados, Israel, South Africa and New Zealand. Jasen has also played at some of the most renowned jazz clubs and festivals in the world such as the Newport Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazz Showcase and Yoshi’s. 

    In addition to being a sideman, Jasen has been leading his own band since Summer 2012. The group is currently a sextet and has been featured on Saturday nights at Bacchanal Wine since Fall 2012, as well as many other venues in New Orleans such as Snug Harbor, The Prime Example, the Hyatt Regency and Gasa Gasa. He released his debut album, "The Voscoville" in March 2018 and will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in May 2018.