Jason Roederer has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra double bass section since 1995. In addition to his obligations in Tucson, Mr. Roederer performs with Sante Fe Pro Musica and spends his summers as principal bass with the Missouri Symphony. Mr. Roederer began double bass studies at age 12 and appeared as a guest soloist with the Mesa Symphony at age 16. Aside from attending various festivals, Mr. Roederer has worked with numerous orchestras including; Phoenix Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Arizona Opera Orchestra with whom he participated in the full production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Mr. Roederer holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in double bass performance from the University of Arizona and was recently appointed string bass instructor at Pima Community College.

What music is on your iPod?  
Beck, Brahms, Fugazi etc.

What was your first musical experience as performer or audience member?
Listening to the local youth symphony in Mesa play Mozart.

Why did you choose your instrument?
Love the deep rich tone, plus my older brother played bass as well.

What is your favorite music to perform? Genre or specific piece
It’s a toss up between the Brahms Requiem and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

What do you do besides music?
Camp, hike, snowboarding, teach a little

Where did you go to school?
For college, U of A

What are your favorite places in Tucson?
If Mt. Lemmon is considered part of Tucson, Marshals Gulch up on Mt. Lemmon.