Jason

Homegrown by Jason Parker Quartet At long last, I’m happy to announce that the new Jason Parker Quartet album “Homegrown” is complete and will be released on Dec. 9th, which also happens to be my birthday! I began thinking about this album just days after our last album, Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick […]

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Almost immediately after the completion of our last CD, I started to mull over ideas for our next one. Such is the life of the working musician! I came up with a number of ideas, including an album of my compositions, an album of my favorite standards, an album of pop covers. All those would’ve […]

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I inadvertently stumbled across some comments I wrote back in May of 2011 on a post over at Digital Music News called The Music Industry: It’s Becoming a Third World Country… written by Paul Resnikoff. After reading the original article and the subsequent comments again I realized that the points I made back then (seems […]

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Tonight at 7pm my new band, Tango Ahora!, will make it’s debut live on the internet, thanks to the new technology called the Google Plus Hangout. Google Plus is the new social networking site from the internet search giant. I hopped on board early, and have found it to be sort of a cross between […]

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A couple days ago my friend Spekulation posted on Facebook that he was DJ’ing at a site called Turntable.fm. I had never heard of it, but I was intrigued and wanted to find out what he was talking about. So I clicked the link and was thrown down a deep rabbit hole! Turntable.fm is a […]

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That’s right…I’m going to be a daddy! My wife and I found out recently that we’re going to have a baby girl. Poppy, as we’ve been calling her (because when we found out we were pregnant, the book said she was the size of a poppy seed), will be joining us in October. Even though […]

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For the last 6 years I have been teaching Rock Band workshops at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. During the summer, winter and spring school breaks we bring teens together from all over the region and teach them what it means to play in a real rock band. We have between 7-15 students in […]

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I just noticed that as of today, 4 of the top 10 downloads at All About Jazz.com are from Seattle trumpet players! Cuong Vu (#1), Chad McCullough (#3), Thomas Marriott (#6) and I (#9) all have new albums out, and if the AAJ list is any indication, we’re all doing mighty well! Do yourself a […]

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On Tuesday, March 29th, “Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake” by the Jason Parker Quartet was released. Each day thereafter I wrote at length about one of the tracks – how the arrangement came about, what went down in the studio, thoughts about the performances, etc. Click here to read them all. Saturday […]

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On Tuesday, March 29th, “Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake” by the Jason Parker Quartet was released. Each day thereafter I wrote at length about one of the tracks – how the arrangement came about, what went down in the studio, thoughts about the performances, etc. Click here to read them all. Fruit […]

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