BIOGRAPHY

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 the2001 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. 

Jason has now become a steady part of the New York City music scene.  He leads his own trio,JASON GREEN AND THE LABOR OF LOVE,  who play regularly at many top venues  and private events in Manhattan and the NYC area.  He has had the opportunity to perform with many great musicians including Cornell Dupree, New Orleans Luther Kent and Joey McIntyre. Jason also does many solo gigs, recording sessions and gives lessons. He works freelance with several different groups including  CHRISTINE SANTELLI, NIKKI ARMSTRONG,  and many others.  Jason's original compostions have been featured in national commercials and television shows such as MTV's Top 40 Pranks, VH1's My Big Redneck Wedding and WeTV's Amazing Wedding Cakes.

 

Jason is endorsed by Ernie Ball and D'Angelico Guitars.

 

 

 

Jason has performed for:

New Orleans Jazz Fest

 

WC Handy Awards

 

Chicago Blues fest

 

San Francisco Blues Fest

 

King Biscuit Festival

 

Big Apple Blues Fest

 

International Blues Music Day 

 

Bear Moutain Concert series

 

Windsor Moutain Ski Restorts 

 

Lincoln Center Winter's Eve

 

Brookfield Properties 

 

Nike NYC Half Marathon 

 

ABC'S "Dancing with the Stars" pre-show dance event

 

Castle Clinton Concert Series - opening for Ricky Scaggs

                                                     - opening for Robert Earl Keen

 

Artist's For Humanity Concert in Union Square

 

River to River NYC festival events

 

Mayor Bloomberg

 

Governor George Pataki

 

Brooklyn Brewery "Brewfest"

 

Lord and Taylor

 

The Kabbalah Center

 

Metropolitan Transit Authority- Bluesfest and Countryfest

 

Florida Board of Travel and Tourism @ Top of the Rock

 

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

Jimmy Ley: " The Stalker" 1997 

Jimmy Ley: "Live from the Slippery Noodle volume 3" 1998 

Coalhouse Walker: Self-titled 1999 

Coalhouse Walker: Instrumental 2000 

The Tritones: Self-titled 2003 

Headset Productions: New York's Best Subway Musicians, "Songs From the Underground" 2005


Dexter Myers, "Rocket Love" 2007

 

Nikki Armstrong, "New, Borrowed and Blue" 2007

 

Henry Dee, "You On My Mind"  2008

 

Christine Santelli,  "Any Better Time" 2009

 

Jason Green and the Labor of Love "self-titled" 2010


...and tracks on many other recordings too numerous to mention.