Hi, I’m Jason, and I play bass. I write and produce some music too, but playing bass is the main way I make a living. Who knew, when I first started playing at age 13, that music would become my life’s work? It’s taken me all over the world, introduced me to some of the most amazing people, and opened my mind up to stuff I couldn’t have imagined. Not too shabby! Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to become a better musician, and I’ve also been very lucky sometimes.
One of the most fortuitous events in my life happened shortly after I moved to NYC. I was waiting tables at a natural food restaurant in SoHo, and I met Greg Tate. Not long after, I joined the band Women In Love, and we’ve been making music ever since. I play acoustic bass in Burnt Sugar, alongside my electric bass brother, Jared Michael Nickerson.
Here is a list of some of the wonderful musicians I’ve performed and recorded with over the years: Valerie June, Bridget Everett, Petula Clark, Carl Hancock Rux, Chocolate Genius, Burnt Sugar, The Citizens, Edison Woods, Bird Call, Graham Haynes, Dan Zanes, Lumatic, Brazztree, Helga Davis, Women in Love, Alice Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, John Medeski, Vernon Reid, Oren Bloedow, Reuben Butchart, Child of Gravity, Luke Rathborne, The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, Barbez, Bartmes, Susan Werner, Doc Israel, Songs From a Random House, Brad Hammonds, Ben Monder, Ethan Iverson, David Fiuczynski, Alexcaliber, Tamar Kali, Garden State Philharmonic, NYCGMC, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristin Chenoweth, Elaine Stritch, Our Lady J, Wendy Ho, Leslie Kritzer, Shahzad Ismaily, The Machine.