Hailed as a pianist "in the league of Carnegie Hall," a "rising star" whose playing is "lush, sensual and colorful: like a painting" (Sulzbach-Rosenberger, Germany), and a "powerhouse" (Victor Forman, CapRadio) who possesses an "extraordinary skill" (D. Frantztreb, S.C.C.), Jennifer Reason is making her mark in Sacramento in a variety of different roles and has been recognized as such with the Sacramento Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, 2016.
In the nonprofit sector, Ms. Reason can be found as Artistic Director of RSVP, a 16 voice acapella ensemble that raises money for underfunded local charities through captivating concert series created to musically highlight each charity’s mission, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to those organizations, totaling over 35 so far. She is also a founding member of 10-year-old new music ensemble Citywater, an acoustic sextet with whom she is dedicated to educating all ages on the boundless possibilities in music, and with whom many living composers and brand new artistic endeavors are supported. She extends this passion for education and exposure to her mash-up band, the ReAssemblers of Whimsy, a group who expertly arranges opera arias with pop, jazz, rock, and many other genres!
Professionally, Ms. Reason has performed all over the world, and has appeared at multiple international festivals as a soloist and ensemble member, and also in world-renowned venues which also include the likes of the Vatican and Carnegie Hall. She recently completed her 9th European appearance as a touring member of the California Youth Symphony in June 2018. She also extends her love of performance to the theater and has acted as Musical Director to productions such as the world premiere of Max Understood at Cowell Theater San Francisco, and Disney’s Shakespeare Understood for Marin Theater Co. Away from the piano, you can hear her as the Midday Classical Host for Capital Public Radio. More at www.jennifer-reason.com