Jason Green

Jason Green was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1973. He began playing guitar at the age of 15 and was immediately bitten by the blues and jazz bug. By the time he was 17, he was already playing professionally in local clubs, with guys more than twice his age.

After a few years in college studying music theory and composition, Jason decided that his education would be better achieved learning the business in bar rooms and through meeting elder jazz and blues men. It is a decision he does not regret. At 21 he decided to make music a full-time career and has been at it ever since.

In 1995, Jason joined the JIMMY LEY blues band(former piano/harp player and bandleader for Robert Lockwood Jr.) and for 4 years toured both regionally and nationally, as well as recording several Cd's with Jimmy for SLIPPERY NOODLE RECORDS (an Indianapolis blues label). This was Jason's first taste of the road, playing various blues clubs and festivals around the country.

In 1999, Jason formed the COALHOUSE WALKER band and became a first call guitar player in the Cleveland area doing recordings, weddings, clubs dates and lessons. He had the opportunity to work with many seasoned area musicians including Grammy award winning blue's legend ROBERT LOCKWOOD Jr., Ron Prince from the KINSEY REPORT and Tad Walters from STEADY ROLLIN BOB MARGOLIN. Jason missed the road and in 2000, he got the chance to go back out with blues legend BIG JACK JOHNSON, from Clarksdale Mississippi. He had the honor of playing with Big Jack at the 2001 WC HANDY BLUES AWARDS, sharing the stage with KIM WILSON from the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS and SAM CARR, legendary Delta blues drummer. For the next 3 years Green practically lived on the road. During that time he played the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL, the CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, the KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL, the SAN FRANCISCO BLUES FESTIVAL and many more. Being with Big Jack and the Oilers took him through almost all 50 states, half of Canada, Japan and Australia as well. When not on the road with Big Jack, Jason performed and recorded with the his popular Ohio jazz trio THE TRITONES. In the year 2004, Jason decided to relocate to New York City in hopes of finding bigger and better opportunities. He began playing solo in the subway to make some extra cash but soon realized it could actually be a fairly lucrative endeavor, in addition to being a great way to make contacts and get his music out to people that he would not normally come across. He is now a member of the prestigious MUSIC UNDER NEW YORK(MUNY) program.

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Check out the new Review of Jason live with Christine Santelli by David McGee famed Steve Earle, BB King, and Carl Perkins biographer and writer for Rolling Stone and Spin magazines!

”...electric guitarist Jason Green pretty much blew everyone away with a florid but self-effacing display of chops, spitting out howling blues choruses, B.B. King-ish single string runs, rich, jump blues chordings, and some jazzy interludes... “ REVIEW AT EAST COAST BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA 2002

East Coast Blues & Roots Festival...RED HOT BLUES AND GREENS

”My favourites of the festival included the fabulous Buddy Guy, Tommy Castro, Patty Larkin and Guy Davis, but there were many fine players

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Jason has been teaching guitar privately and for various music stores for over 15 years. He teaches all levels from beginer to advanced. He specializes in roots music. Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Funk and more. He teaches out of his studio in Ridgewood Queens. Rates are $50 and hour. Jason Will also travel to you for lessons for and additional fee. To schedule contact thethumb2002@yahoo.com

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