Hailed as a pianist "in the league of Carnegie Hall," a "rising star" whose playing is "lush, sensual and colorful: like a painting" (Sulzbach-Rosenberger, Germany), and a "powerhouse" (Victor Forman, CapRadio) who possesses an "extraordinary skill" (D. Frantztreb, S.C.C.), Jennifer Reason is a vibrant young performer in consistent demand, and the recipient of Sacramento Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 Award for 2016. She gave her first solo recital at the age of 5, and had acquired her first Staff Pianist position by the tender age of 12. She has since gone on to appear in solo and ensemble performances across Europe, the United States and Canada.
A widely versatile and experienced musician, Jennifer is an adept pianist and vocalist in a variety of genres. Recently she completed her 9th international festival tour, including twice appearing as a soloist to critical acclaim at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany, as well as at the Schlern and Orfeo International Music Festivals in Italy. She has also twice appeared in an ensemble setting at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Vatican, the Liszt Academy in Hungary, and the international Festival of Peace and Brotherhood in Italy.
"Jennifer Reason is remarkable artist and has performed more than 30 times for me over the past 6 or 7 years. She has the ultimate respect for her ability from the many people that have seen her play, which are in the thousands. I look forward to her performances because I know she is always going to deliver whatever is needed to make an event outstanding." - Jeff Trager
Her collaborative interests expand well beyond her classical roots however, so in addition to classical heavyweights like Hope Briggs (San Francisco Opera), Steven Mackey (Composer-in-Residence, Princeton) and composer John Rutter, she has also shared the stage with such diverse acts as rockers Jonathan Cain (Journey), Michael Carabello (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Santana) and Jerry Martini (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sly and the Family Stone), Broadway stars Eugene Brancoveanu (Tony Award), Faith Prince (Tony Award) and Jason Graae, as well as popular personalities such as Billy Bob Thornton, baseball's Tony La Russa and Governor Jerry Brown. Her latest collaborative project, a mash-up band by the name The ReAssemblers of Whimsy, has just been appointed Ensemble-in-Residence with the Townsend Opera Company.
Whether it's instrumental piano for your ceremony, or a lively pianist with vocals in the afternoon, Jennifer Reason is the accomplished artist your special day or event deserves.
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