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 provide 2-4 hours of continuous interactive entertainment. They take requests (or write custom songs) 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-weddings (we can facilitate weddings!), fund raisers, birthdays, etc. For solo shows, Jason can do vocals, piano, and guitar and can write and perform custom songs. Perfect for weddings, corporate events, etc.
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.
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!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Please click 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 I do. :)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PTdkN0hXWEVHNFhr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d7HWXEG4Xk</a> (Dueling Montage at Johnny Foley’s, San Francisco)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PU5vc21xejkzUlFN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nosmqz93RQM</a> (We Are Young by Fun at Foley’s 05/05/2012)
(link hidden)/ (Good Day Sacramento, December 8th, 2011 Jason Marion and Nathan Temby)
(link hidden)/ (Good Day Sacramento, February 24th, 2012 Jason Marion and Greg Zema)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PTB6SWx4bjZyNGZZ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zIlxn6r4fY</a> (Jason Marion playing Bohemian Rhapsody at Johnny Foley's in San Francisco- mid April, 2012)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PWxRTjRidEk0TGow" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQN4btI4Lj0</a> (very poor audio, but it almost has 1,000 views so I've included it)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PV9UR0x0bTNZSmk4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TGLtm3YJi8</a> (Jason December 2008, Johnny Foley’s)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PTc0aXAwVGY0b3VV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74ip0Tf4ouU</a> (Jason singing Grease Lightning for a male’s birthday Oct, 2011)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PXUtczQ0T0ZTMHFV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-s44OFS0qU</a> (Jason April. 2010, Johnny Foley’s)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PXFQWmxOMDEyREVj" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZlN012DEc</a> (I come in at 2:35 of the video- again not the greatest audio on this one)
<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PXFWb0dNblhNdGhz" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVoGMnXMths</a> (customer posted me performing Empire State of Mind)
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.
songlist: (link hidden)
|Jason Marion||Lead entertainer|
|**Any other player**||Dueler/entertainer|
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