Jason Fifield

Filmmaker and Musician

About Me

I play upright bass, guitar, drums, banjo, keys, laptop, and percussion. Currently living in NW Philadelphia with my wife and three sons. As a performer I have worked with musicians such as G-Love, Byard Lancaster, Joe Russo of the Duo, fONKSQUISh and Amy Pickard. Career highlights include opening for the Meters and Charlie Hunter at the Fox in Boulder, CO, jamming with Dave Watts, Tony Furtado and David Grier at the Flying Dog in Aspen, CO, and working as house band with my trio The Sidecar Allstars. My group of Philly-area musicians From Cosmos to Chaos released “Newlife” in 2006, and current projects include jazz/funk jam band Mischa Machez and Americana/folk/newgrass quintet Urban Drawl.

In 2010 I produced Reverend Chris' “Fool on the Hill” and we released a live CD with him and Grant MacAvoy on drums in 2011, “Trio.” In 2009 I co-produced Pew Fellow and Grammy nominated pianist Orrin Evans' debut DVD “Live All Over the Place.” Other video efforts include documenting Philadelphia area jazz artists since 2005 at http://youtube.com/phillyphife - over 370 videos including work with Jason Moran, Muhal Richard Abrams, Vijay Iyer, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Pat Martino, Trudy Pitts, Steve Turre, and many more.

My original piece, 'Slife' was recorded by Orrin Evans (featuring Kevin Eubanks) on the recent Smoke Sessions release #knowingishalfthebattle and the composition also appears in the newly published Philadelphia Real Book.

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