Genre: Dance/Electronica, Nu Jazz
Jason's first love was a saxophone, but then he met a bass guitar. "When I picked it up, it was like, 'Where have you been all my life?'" he recalls.
Luckily for him, his bass and sax get along smashingly, and with keys, clarinet, flutes, accordion, drums, piano, and percussion in the mix, a sonic party erupts every time he plays a track.
The name Spinoza Gambit is the child of Jason's flirtation with chess, philosophy, and wordplay. For SG's music, he combines grooves and rhythms derived from contemporary dance music with melodic, harmonic, and structural elements more reminiscent of classical music, minimalism, and jazz. One of his early influences was the Chemical Brothers, and he has been described as "a more raw Parov Stelar" (Justin Bélanger).
Jason likes to bring an element of improv to his work, whether live or recorded, electronic or other, and welcomes feedback on all aspects of his music and creative life.