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Jas Kayser (US)
#Jas & Chums


Paiste Artist Since Jul 2018

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Biography


Jas Kayser moved to Boston when she was 18 years old to study Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music. She continued her studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute for a master's degree in Contemporary Performance, which she recently received.

Jas is an active musician in Boston, New York, and London. With the help of top class musicians as mentors such as Ralph Peterson, Neal Smith and Terri Lyne Carrington she has played with various bands and artists like Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Ralph Peterson, Luciana Souza and Donald Harrison at venues such as Scullers Jazz Club, Ryle’s Jazz Club, Wally’s Café and Rockwood Music Hall etc. She has also represented Berklee at the Panama Jazz Festival 2018 with the BGJI sextet, the Next Gen Monterey Jazz Festival 2018 with Ethan Santos Quintet. She is currently preparing to perform and teach at the Newport Jazz Festival Summer Camp and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

Jas leads her own band of original music. The afro-beat inspired grooves, blended with jazz influenced harmony, and contagious horn lines; backing the refreshing take on African vocal harmonies forms the sound of ‘Jas & Chums’. It is formed of an international collective of musicians from around the globe, such as: Belgium, Israel, US, and UK.