Jason is a professional trombonist living in the Philadelphia area. He has had a diverse career as a performer, playing with some of the finest orchestras in the United States as well as playing commercially with artists such as the Beach Boys, BB King, Amos Lee, Chicago, Indigo Girls, Weird Al Yankovic, Kansas, and others.
Jason has performed with many professional orchestras nationally, including the Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony, IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, and many others. Jason was also a member of the Jacksonville Symphony for 3 seasons.
In the Philadelphia region, Jason performs regularly with many of the areas best regional orchestras including the Pennsylvania Ballet, Princeton Symphony, Reading Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Kennett Square Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Ocean City Pops, Garden State Philharmonic, among others. Jason is a member of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, which performs every summer in Lancaster, Ohio. He is also a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and serves as the orchestra’s librarian.
Jason won his first audition with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2009, which is the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. He spent two seasons with the orchestra while studying with CSO trombonists Michael Mulcahy and Jay Friedman. Jason received his Master’s degree from Northwestern University and his Bachelors from Boston University. His teachers were Michael Mulcahy and Charlie Vernon (Chicago Symphony), Scott Hartman (Empire Brass), Don Lucas (Soloist), and Per Brevig (Retired Principal Trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera).
In addition to his performing career, Jason is also very passionate about teaching. He is currently on faculty at Temple University Prep Division, is the trombone teacher for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s All City Fellowship Program, and coaches students involved with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Mentorship Program. He also maintains a private studio in the Philadelphia region.
Jason has taught at the University of North Florida, University of Florida (Gainsville), Pennsylvania Performing Arts Institute, and was a faculty member at Luzerne Music Center in the Adirondacks. He was a teaching assistant for the trombone seminar at Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He has given masterclasses at the University of Kentucky, Delaware State University, Newberry College in South Carolina, University of North Florida, and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Many of Jason’s students have gone on to further their musical careers in college and the professional world. His students have attended Temple University, Carnegie Mellon, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Northwestern University, and Mannes School of Music. Many others have also continued on with their own passions in Engineering, Mathmatics, Liberal Arts, and Education.