Jason White operates at the forefront of music-making and teaching in Waterloo Region. A co-founder of the acclaimed Jazz Room music venue, a resident pianist with the K-W Symphony, and a frequent collaborator with dancers, visual artists, architects, actors, and playwrights, his various performance projects have been seen in many venues running from jazz clubs and art galleries to 2,000-seat concert halls and back yards. He has premiered more than 40 new works by composers from Canada, Germany, the United States, and Australia. He is a frequent performer with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Academy Orchestra.
Jason is in high demand as an educator. He tours Canada to adjudicate competitions, runs workshops at universities, creates youth jazz ensemble programs for Summer festivals. He has worked with many international artists and young students as a coach and music director in contemporary opera and musical theatre. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in composition from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a master’s degree in contemporary piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he graduated with highest honours.