November 2009

This weekend, in response to the feeding frenzy of consumerism that is Black Friday, I decided to offer downloads of all Jason Parker Quartet CD’s for free. I thought about reducing the price down to $1.00 or something cheap, but in the ended figured I’d just give ’em away and see what happened. The Debate […]


In honor of Black Friday, I’ve decided to counter the rampant consumerism by offering all Jason Parker Quartet CD’s for free. All weekend long you can download all 3 of our CD’s, “No More, No Less”, “Live @ JazzTV” and “The Jason Parker Quartet” free of charge! All you have to do is visit my […]


Last night the Jason Parker Quartet was featured at the Ballard Jazz Walk. Organized by the great Seattle record label Origin Records, the Jazz Walk has become one of the premiere showcases for jazz musicians from Seattle and beyond. In addition to the JPQ, this year’s festival featured the likes of Pete Christlieb, Hadley Caliman, […]


I am thrilled to report that the Jason Parker Quartet will mount our first ever tour of the West Coast in May, 2010! The band has been together for close to 3 years now, and while we’ve played all over Washington State this will be the first time we’ve crossed a border together. I can’t […]


On Sunday mornings I like to wake up with a strong cup of coffee and some jazz radio. Sometimes I listen to our local jazz station, KPLU, and other times I call up one of my favorite internet radio streams or stations. This morning I was grooving to Bebop And Beyond on WRIR, a great […]

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Thanks to my friend Brandi and my dear mother, the 100 CD’s Project branched out to Chicago and Houston this past week! The new Jason Parker Quartet CD “No More, No Less” will soon find homes across the globe thanks to my wonderful accomplices. Brandi found the time to place CD’s all over Chicago even […]


Every Friday on this blog is “Makin’ it Happen Friday”, where I feature another musician who’s found a way to make a living playing music. I am constantly inspired by others, and hope to pass that inspiration on to you. “Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs bridges the Brooklyn-Reykjavík jazz divide with European elegance and a fiery, […]


The Get Inspired Project is the brainchild of Toni Reece. She has taken on the task of collecting some amazing stories of how people inspire others and what they need to be inspired themselves, and is presenting a new story each day this year. At the end of the year, there will be 365 profiles […]


I just found out that my CD, “No More, No Less” by the Jason Parker Quartet, has been added to the playlist at AccuJazz Radio! AccuJazz is an internet radio station that contains over two-dozen jazz channels based on categories of style, instrument, composer, region and decade. A new subchannel is added every week! It […]


Thanks to my handy-dandy Twitter feed I was alerted to a thought-provoking response to my 100 CD’s Project today. Fantasy artist and illustrator Matt Lichtenwalner wrote about the project over at the Industrial Jazz Group’s blog. I, in turn, wrote a ridiculously long response. I’d be impressed if you read the whole thing, and even […]