Born in Bayonne, NJ and raised in Bloomfield, NJ,
Jason has been playing guitar for nine years.
Inspired at the age of twelve, Jason started guitar to try and achieve
every musician's dream: getting chicks and becoming a rock star.
Unfortunately, the part about getting chicks did not come true.
Fortunately enough, he stuck with it under the guidance of his mentor
& teacher, Sandy Renda, with whom he has studied various forms of music.
This includes: jazz, rock, ska, reggae, and country. He is possibly one
of the most diverse musicians around, listening to everything from Jimmy Bryant
to the Aquabats. Jason started Day Nineteen as a way to play the music
he loves-- ska and punk. Maybe now his dream of being a rock star
and getting mad chicks will come true.
LIKES: playing live, writing songs, Snapple, my parents, watching Kevin Smith movies, the Star Wars Trilogy, being straightedge but not hating people who aren't, that waitress Coleen at the Tick Tock Diner (she's rad, you gotta ask for her when you go there), & Twain Recording (the studio we record at with the "man" Bob Both).
BANDS: Mighty Mighty Bosstones (the first ska I ever heard),MxPx, Blink 182, One Cool Guy, the Aquabats, Madness, The Get Up Kids, Sublime, the Specials, Five Iron Frenzy, the Supertones, Less Than Jake, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Billy Joel, NY Citizens, Toasters, Cooter, Digger, the Ataris, RX Bandits, Neil Young, DESCENDENTS, ALL, Suicide Machines, Weston, Humble Beginnings, Metrostylee, the Slackers, No Use For A Name, NOFX, Plow United, SRV, Jimmy Bruno, Jimmy Bryant, Joe Pass.
DISLIKES: drugs, assholes who can't drive, dirty ass hippie punks (hey Obi), guidos, girls who think too highly of themselves, jocks, Phish