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Jo Asker

May 22, 2021 | Maker

Jo Asker is a prolific performer in the Northern Colorado music scene. He fills the bass role in a diverse array of settings as a sideman or featured artist, and brings a unique voice to any ensemble he’s with. A large portion of his gigs are at Fort Collins’ infamous jazz venues, as well as with folk, country, rock, and funk bands like Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies, the Jasper Grooves Collective, Catch and Release, Big Brooklyn, the Twirling Zucchinis, and more. He has performed with the Fort Collins Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, Washington-Idaho Symphony, and several other established orchestras and chamber groups. A wide variety of musical aptitudes has forged a unique artistic voice that shapes his playing and the sound of any group he’s a part of, as well as his compositions and work as a bandleader. Jo has taught bass and cello at Casper College, and bass/electric bass at Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus.. He holds a B.M. from the University of Idaho, and a M.M. from Colorado State University.

Here’s a link to Jo’s latest collaboration with Michael Kirkpatrick, captured in a Magnolia Sessions video!


Jo and Brianna Harris #movingthemusic in FoCO!

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