Jason Fraticelli is a Philadelphia native upright bassist, composer and bandleader who has been immersed in the Philadelphia and New York jazz and original music scenes for over 25 years. He has won awards from prestigious organizations such as the Pew grant to record one of his most extensive works entitled the Mothers’ Suite that was released on Ropeadope records in 2014. Jason has played, recorded with and toured both nationally and Internationally with artists such as Cyro Baptista, Melody Gardot, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Robert Glasper, Taylor McFerrin, Bernie Worrell, G Love, and the Brian Marsella trio with Kenny Wollesen playing John Zorn’s music. Ongoing musical performing organizations in which Jason’s artistry is involved are currently with American jewish reggae singer Matisyahu and with Spaga, a jazz jam band trio formed by Aron Magnor of the Disco Biscuits. Jason also leads his own art rock band often described as Frank Zappa-esque called the J Frat Band that released their debut record entitled Dream Diaries which is on Ropeadope records. Jason currently teaches at La Salle College High School.