Jason began playing electric bass as a 13-year old in Lexington, MA, after deciding that Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was much cooler than all of the rock guitar gods out there. He became a serious devotee of jazz at Lexington High School, where he performed with the world-renowned LHS jazz combo and jazz greats such as Herb Pomeroy and Alan Dawson. Jason won many awards for his playing, including the Clifford-Brown Stan Getz Fellowship from the National Association for Advancement of the Arts and many performance awards from Berklee College of Music. As a student, he also performed with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony.
Jason studied jazz bass with Bruce Gertz at Berklee College of Music, then obtained a Masters degree in classical bass performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As a graduate student, he taught bass and ear-training to students at UMass, Mount Holyoke College, and Deerfield Academy. He also has an extensive background in environmental science and education, holds a Masters degree in ecology from the University of Florida, and has done field research in Costa Rica, and worked as a ranger for the National Park Service.
Jason has a deep love for Brazilian music, and has studied samba and choro in Rio de Janeiro. He performs extensively jazz, pop, classical, sasla, and world music with a very wide range of ensembles, including the award-winning Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica. He currently teaches bass, guitar, and piano to many students in the Greater Boston area.