Fun, interactive dueling piano or solo shows! For dueling pianos Jason brings along a talented pianist/vocalist and two grand pianos (shells with keyboards in them) and provides you with 2-4 hours of continuous interactive entertainment. The performers take requests and can play anything from the 50's to current hits, from country to rap, rock and everything else. Drum machine or keyboard-drums (Yamaha CP300 keyboards) are available upon request. Great for any event-corporate, weddings (we can facilitate weddings!), fund raisers, birthdays, etc. For solo shows, Jason can do vocals, piano, and guitar and can write/perform custom songs. Please don't hesitate to ask questions about the show.
We hired Jason to play our "after-hours" party in a wine cave for our wedding in Plymouth, CA, and we could not have made a better choice. We were planning across country, and had never heard Jason in person, but after speaking with a couple brides who used him for their entire reception, we were sold. He was superb. He knew so many songs, and was super fun and easy to work with leading up to the event. All of our guests were dancing the entire time and complimented us afterwards about how unique and fun having a piano player was. I would recommend Jason for any type of event!
We had Jason play our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. It was pretty flawless.
We requested two songs, both of which Jason had to learn. He had no problem and did a great job. He was also spot on with the queues on when to change music.
This was at the same location and started just a few minutes after ceremony. Jason broke down his ceremony location quickly and was entertaining our guests right away. We trusted Jason to play songs that fit the mood and he did a great job and powered right through the set.
We had Jason and his partner Nathan play their dueling pianos show for 3 hours. They did an amazing job. We had a very small wedding which could have made it hard for a lot of interaction with the group while people were trying to mingle. They really got the crowd going and everyone loved it; we got so many compliments. Later in the evening there was even a freestyle session with one of our guests singing to their pianos.
Jason worked well with us and was gracious through the who planning experience. He gave recommendations, took direction and ran with it when we did not care. Our wedding, from start to finish, would never have turned out as great as it did without his help. Thanks, Jason.
What to Expect
Hello, thank you for considering Jason Marion Entertainment, Modern Dueling Pianos for your next event! Whether you need a laid back soft ambiance, or a rocking dance-floor-never-empty type show, we are here to deliver!
For the dueling show, we bring in two grand piano (shells), keyboards, two players/entertainers, 2 sets of 4x LED lights, all sound equipment including a sub-woofer under the pianos. We have drum patches in the keyboards and with a drum machine available, if you wanted this added to the music at any time during the event. An extra microphone will be available for any announcements, speeches et al that needed to be made over our system (we can also make all announcements, if you prefer).
The solo show is the same set-up, minus half the equipment and a cheaper price.
Please click (or copy paste) on the videos link above for some high quality videos.
Below are some clips of my performances on YouTube of varying quality.
Please copy/paste the link(s) to see what the show might be like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzguW9aJQMo - piano montage for Bridal Fairs etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PIGgP22Arc - 09/21/13 Good Day Sacramento
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVRTv-uKsBs (Ed Sheeran – Shape of You cover (2017))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqXwhkpt-G0 - 09/21/13 Good Day Sacramento
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d7HWXEG4Xk (Dueling Montage at Johnny Foley’s, San Francisco)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zIlxn6r4fY (Jason Marion playing Bohemian Rhapsody at Johnny Foley's in San Francisco- mid April, 2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TGLtm3YJi8 (Jason December 2008, Johnny Foley’s)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74ip0Tf4ouU (Jason singing Grease Lightning for a male’s birthday Oct, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-s44OFS0qU (Jason April. 2010, Johnny Foley’s)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVoGMnXMths (customer posted me performing Empire State of Mind)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjA3tMUcaTI (Foley’s cover No Diggity BlackStreet, performed July, 2017)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQN4btI4Lj0 (very poor audio, but it almost has 1,000 views so I've included it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZlN012DEc (I come in at 2:35 of the video- again not the greatest audio on this one)
Jason Marion was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to John Marion and Edith Sunderlin. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University Stanislaus in 2002, but discovered that music was his greatest talent and passion. He developed a following in California and has opened up for bands such as Starship (Jefferson Airplane), Gary Wright, Ambrosia, Beatlemania, and The Little River band, to name a few.
Jason has written over four hundred songs on the piano and guitar. He plays guitar, lead guitar, bass, piano, keyboards and sings. Currently, Jason resides in the Bay Area and travels all over the greater Bay Area weekly, from Sacramento to San Francisco to Danville for his dueling piano shows.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Event|
|November 03, 2018–November 04, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:30am||Johnny Foley's|
|October 31, 2018–November 01, 2018 • 9:30pm - 12:30am||Johnny Foley's|
|October 27, 2018–October 28, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:30am||Johnny Foley's|
|October 26, 2018–October 27, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:30am||Johnny Foley's|
|Jason Marion||Lead entertainer|
|**Any other player**||Dueler/entertainer|
Influences & Inspiration
Dueling Pianos, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, country, hip-hop, oldies, brand new songs.