Jason Heath is the host of the Contrabass Conversations podcast and is Double Bass Product Manager for Eastman Strings. He is also a course creator for Discover Double Bass, and he is internationally active as a clinician and consultant.
Jason is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists. He also previously served as president of the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association and orchestra representative for District VII of the Illinois Music Educators Association.
A highly decorated veteran teacher, Jason is a past faculty member at DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His former students hold positions in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Baltimore Symphony, and Philharmonie Sudwestfalen. As a high school orchestra director, Jason’s orchestras had many notable performances, including the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and tours in Peru, Spain, and Cuba.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Jason performs with the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis Tennessee and ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a member of the Elgin Symphony for 16 seasons and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, and numerous other professional ensembles.