Jason Seed

Composer/Guitarist Jason Seed’s music has been performed by the Chicago Symphony, The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Present Music, The Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra (Poland), The Icelandic Symphony’s Vijhalmsson Quartet, The Prometheus Trio, Accessible Contemporary Music and others.

In Jazz Seed has worked as a guitarist with Bill Frisell, Scott Amendola, Jessica Lurie, Trey Gunn, Dan Trudell and many others, as well as fronting his own groups which have toured across the US and twice to Europe. Seed’s music has been heard in Poland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and has sold well in Sweden and Norway. Seed’s genre-be-damned group, The Elixir Ensemble, has put out three records to great reviews and won the 2008 Independent Music Awards for the record Where the Corners Meet.

Seed’s music has been played on WXRT, WFMT, NPR, WPR, PRI and countless internet radio stations and podcasts as far reaching as Brazil and Ukraine.

In cinema Seed’s music has been featured in 2 scores for independent films and will be used for a live performance to a silent film at Chicago’s Chopin Theatre in April 2011.

Seed studied jazz with David Baker at Indiana University and with William Russo in Chicago, and classical music with Ileana Perez-Velasquez and Douglas Lofstrom as well as pursuing a lifelong love of folk music and rock music on his own.


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”...one listen to his music and any one label begins to sound tiny, incapable of encompassing the sonic space Seed inhabits. “ -- Dave Luhrssen A&E Editor Milwaukee Shepherd- Express

“Watching virtuoso Jason Seed is such a treat. He has great facility in many different genres, and every show is a pleasant journey as he weaves a new unique musical tapestry every time he plays.” -- (Isthmus, Madison WI)

“....members of the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and Present Music and they are going to make sure that their music is driven home inside your skull for all eternity

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