Jason Whatley is a jazz pianist and composer based in Tasmania, Australia. His compositions admit the
unmistakable influence of great jazz modernists like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus
and Wayne Shorter. He leads a quintet featuring fellow Tasmanian musicians Michael Woods
(trumpet/flugelhorn), Damon Warner (saxophones), Hamish Houston (bass) and Beau Thomas (drums).
He has released two albums with this lineup, Newfound Cool (2013) and On the