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Born in Kempsey NSW, Jason first encountered the trumpet at a wedding where the bride and her father played a duet. It was love at first sound, and at age 11 began lessons with the local band. Jason completed a Bachelor of Music (Hons) at the University of Newcastle, having studied with John Kellaway, Anthony Heinrichs and Dan Mendelow. He went on to perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, was a casual for the Australian Opera Ballet Orchestra and has been principal trumpet of both The Sydney Symphony Sinfonia and The Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute.

Experiencing a mid life crisis at a rather young age, but with no great love of sports cars, Jason decided to study medicine and began his studies with the University of Newcastle/University of New England Joint Medical Program in 2011. Throughout his degree, music has funded his medicine but, with graduation approaching, he hopes that the reverse will soon be true. Currently completing rotations at Manning Rural Referral Hospital, Jason plans to return home to Port Macquarie with his family, for his internship in 2016.