Jason Sherbundy is a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, orchestrator and engraver. He grew up in the North Bay, started piano lessons before age 5, started conducting in grade school, and was a jazz performance major at Sonoma State University, studying with the great jazz educator and pianist Mark Levine. Jason worked in opera with West Edge Opera, Livermore Opera, Island City Opera, West Bay Opera, City Opera Vancouver, Cinnabar Opera, Berkeley Opera and Lyric Theater of San José. As an orchestra pianist he has played with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Merced Symphony, Napa Symphony, Espressivo Orchestra, and Albany Symphony, and has accompanied Masterworks Chorale, Pacific Masterworks Chorus, the First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, and Sonoma State University Chorus.
Jason spent many years music directing and playing musical theater in the greater Bay Area at Sonoma State University, Pacific Alliance Theater, College of Notre Dame, Summer Repertory Theater, Larkspur Café Theater, Cinnabar Theater, Pacific Repertory Theater, Novato Community Players, West Valley Civic Light Opera, Chabot College, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and Teatro Zinzanni.
He was the composer and music director for the San Francisco Mime Troupe and San Francisco Shakespeare for several seasons.
Following his time in the Bay Area, he worked for over a decade on professional musical theater shows, including touring shows coming through San Francisco, North American tours, and three years on Broadway. He has been involved with shows such as Porgy and Bess; A Chorus Line; The Lion King; Chicago; Wicked; Catch Me If You Can; Anything Goes; Caroline, or Change; Mamma Mia; On A Clear Day; Bring It On; Rent; White Christmas; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He was also the music director and pianist for Tom Wopat for several cabaret shows throughout the United States.
Jason has appeared on the Tony Awards and the Late Show with David Letterman, and he was the on-screen rehearsal pianist “Larry” on NBC’s SMASH, where he was also the on-set assistant to Marc Shaiman, vocal coach to Uma Thurman, and piano coach to Christian Borle and Jeremy Jordan.
He can be heard playing principal piano and keyboard on the Grammy-nominated New Broadway Cast Recording of A Chorus Line and on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Catch Me If You Can.
Jason lives in Santa Cruz with his wonderful partner, Sarah. He is thrilled to be playing for Ming Luke and BCCO.