About Dennis Javier Jasso
Born into a family of musicians, music was and is at the heart of home life. He began his formal music education playing piano at 9, then incorporating drums at 11 and guitar at 16; settling into drums as his primary focus. He went on to study music at New Mexico State University and played in several of their ensembles including the Jazz Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band. His professional career as a musician began at this time playing with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and freelancing with various jazz, rock and theater groups. He also taught, composed and arranged music for the Mayfield High School drumline who was awarded "Best Drumline" at some of the regions most highly competitive and sought after pageants. In 2000, Dennis was offered the spot as the drummer/percussionist for the award winning Latin band Nosotros, a title he holds to this day. Although the players of Nosotros call the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area home, their reach is broad. Nosotros tours the Southwest United States and beyond, playing an average of 100 shows a year. When Dennis is not performing he can be found working at Fw Studios, his recording studio in Santa Fe, where he lives with his wife and two children.