Jason Wells
  • Instrument Double Bass

Jason Wells first picked up the double bass at age of 10, then started studying privately at 12.  He graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy with a focus in music, then went on to DePaul University where he studied double bass performance with Robert Kassinger of the Chicago Symphony.  After college, Jason decided to take a break from music for a number of years after suffering from a shoulder injury, but returned to music in 2016.  He is now a full-time member of the Des Moines Symphony and subs with many other groups such as the Sioux City Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony.  Jason spends a lot of his time teaching and does everything from private bass instruction to group workshops at various middle and high schools in the Twin Cities area where he lives.  He also enjoys playing different genres such as jazz and bluegrass and is a former member of the progressive bluegrass band Barbaro.