Jason Thornton

Joined Aug 20 2012
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Jason has been a professional musician for over 30 years and holds 4 degrees in music (as well as a couple of certificates) including his PhD. Currently living in Queenstown and working in Invercargill.

Primarily a Tenor sax player, his instruments include: Sopranino Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Flute, Alto Flute, various indigenous Wooden Flutes, Sopranino Clarinet, Soprano Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet. Occasionally piano and even more occasionally bass and guitar.

He has toured and recorded extensively with the best the world has to offer, playing everywhere from the UK to Scotland, extensively through Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Some of his credits include: Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, James Taylor, Cher, Gloria Estefan, The Troggs, The Master's Apprentices, The DJ's (Johnny O'Keefe's band), Matt Finish (plus many others).

Currently performing with 'JAJA' from Invercargill featuring: Jason Thornton, Aaron Ives, Jason Schmidt, and Andy Atwill.

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Reply Russell Dear
6:15 PM on August 25, 2012 
Welcome Jason. Enjoy your playing in Southland.