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.
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
Willing to teach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org