Jason Sherbundy is a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and engraver. He started classical piano at age 5, began conducting in grade school, and was a jazz performance major, studying with Mark Levine at Sonoma State University. He has worked in opera and musical theater and with orchestras, choirs, and jazz ensembles. After many years of work in the Bay Area, he worked for over a decade on professional musical theater shows, including North American tours, shows in San Francisco, and three years on Broadway. He appeared on the Tony Awards and the Late Show with David Letterman, and worked on- and off-screen on NBC’s SMASH. He can be heard on the Grammy-nominated New Broadway Cast Recording of A Chorus Line and on the Original Cast Recording of Catch Me If You Can.
Jason is working with soprano Carrie Hennessey on a new project called Amplified Resonance. The first part of this project will be a live recording of favorite Puccini arias, with new orchestrations for a ten-person chamber ensemble. Jason plays regularly with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Santa Cruz Symphony, and he coaches singers and works with opera companies in the Bay Area and Fresno. Recently, he became the music director of the Berkeley Community Chamber Singers, and he is greatly enjoying his expanding role with BCCO.
Jason would like to thank his partner Sarah for her continued support and Ming Luke for the opportunity to work with BCCO. For more information, visit jasonsherbundy.com.