Actor / Musician
Jason is an artist / renaissance man. His voice, writing and production successfully spans many creative frontiers of music and theatre from Pop to Jazz, Hip-Hop to Rock, Soul to Country and beyond. Jason's one-man show, is filled with socio-political sexual-logical musical parody, con- fessions, and impersonations.
As a vocalist Jason toured for a year as the lead singer for legendary band Blood Sweat & Tears. He shared the stage with Michael Jackson as the rap soloist for the hit song "Black or White" in Michael Jacksons 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden aired on CBS. He can be heard on Foreigner's "Cant Slow Down", Meatloaf's "Bat Outta Hell 3", The Scorpions "Hour 1", Frankie Valli's "Romancing the 60's" and on a Paul McCartney tribute CD behind Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, Kiss and Smokey Robinson among others. His voice is featured in "The Jersey Boys", "Annie" with Kermit and Miss Piggy in the last "Muppet Movie" and a character or two in "Sausage Party". He has sang and beat-boxed with Aerosmith on tour and on the Howard Stern re-mix of the hit single "Pink" and has performed with Enrique Iglesias on tour, television and can be heard on his CD "7". Jason toured Europe and the USA with Oleta Adams, performed with Liza Minelli in "Liza's Back" at Town Hall and with Ashanti at the Grammy's and in many concerts with Billy Porter. He's also sung with Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Mark Anthony, Ricky Martin, Usher, Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle.
Jason sings dozens of jingles every year. Recognizable highlights highlights include Coke's "Catch the Feeling", Pepto Bizmol's "Nausea Heartburn Indigestion" , Mountain Dew's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Taco Bells "Think Outside The Bun", Subway's "Eat Fresh", Bounty's "Quilted Quicker Picker-Upper" and the theme to the cartoon phenomenon "Pokemon" which was a Billboard #1 single played by millions on Guitar Hero and scored what was the # 1 most viewed / imitated video of all time on YouTube.
As a writer / producer, he co-wrote for the scorpions with Marti Frederiksen, James Michael, and with Eric Bazilian, Russ Irwin and Desmond Child penned the Scorpions anthemic ballad "The Future Never Dies" spearheading their concept CD "Hour 1". He's pro- duced Billboards # 1 Charting Dance Artist Becky Baeling, "Wicked" Broadway sensation Shoshanna Bean, Michael Weaver in "The New Black", and co-produced Suzie Mcneil with Marti Frederiksen. He co-wrote the last "Lego-mania" jingle and a song in the Fox movie "Club Dread", and has supplied songs for MTV's hit "Rob N Big". He produced "The What's Up Show", his own music/comedy sketch show on Manhattan cable TV which garnered a cult following in NYC. He has co-written two musicals, "BOX" and "Writing Pictures" produced at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre for Black History month, based on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Toms Cabin".
Theatrically Jason originated the role of Joe in the award winning world premier of Frank Zappas "Joes Garage" at Open Fist the- atre and is an original member of L.A.'s acclaimed "ForTheRecord" Directors concert series appearing in all of their shows since inception. He also starred in and co-produced the world premier of Ty Taylor's "The Existents" also at Open Fist. Jason produced and starred in Orchestre Surreal's "Concerto For the Committed" at L.A.'s Ford Amphitheatre aired on LA 36 and at the Dorothy Chandler Theatre, aired on PBS TV. He opened the World Premier of "Funny Business" at the Coronet theatre in L.A. to rave re- views. Jason was in "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl directed by Neil Patrick Harris and the 25th anniversary National tour of "Hair". He starred as Jesus in Steven Schwart's "Godspell" at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and Judas in Webber's "JC Superstar" at Cherry County Playhouse. He sang along side of Peter Frampton in the "British Rock Symphony" At the Beacon theatre and is a 15 year member of Michael McElroy's renowned Broadway Inspirational Voices.
Jason appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Election", in many Soap Operas, National TV commercials.