Join The Drunken Bean and bassist and composer, Ashley Summers.
Bassist, composer and educator Ashley Summers is a Canadian-born, Chicago-based artist whose talents have brought her to stages all over the world. Known for a lyrical style that is punctuated by a sinewy impetuousness, Summers's artistic perspective has a striking sincerity that is both invigorating and nostalgic.
Summers has brought her "glorious tone that pours forth passion and groove" (Jazzreview.com, 2010) to the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and Jazz a Vienne. She has also toured venues throughout the US, from concert halls like the Kennedy Center for the Arts to Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn and the Lilypad in Boston. Recent performances have included special guests Aaron Goldberg, Corey Christiansen, Leo Blanco, Seamus Blake and Kenny Werner. In 2017, Summers was named "top of the class in new, Canadian Jazz" as one of the top "35 Under 35 Canadian Jazz Artists" by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.