In addition to being a full-time piano tech, Jason Klinke is a working guitarist. At age 11, Jason picked up the guitar and has never looked back. While at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, Jason studied with Tom Giacobetti, Terrell Stafford, Ben Schachter, and Bruce Barth. Since graduating, he has studied with veteran guitarist/educator Joe Federico. Jason has worked with top jazz musicians in the area including Larry Mckenna, Byron Landham, Steve Giordano, John Swana, Lucas Brown, Dave Posmontier, Victor North, and Akiko Tsuruga. He has played venues like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Museum, Exit 0 Jazz Fest, Center City Jazz Fest, Bethlehem Musik Fest, Somers Point Jazz Fest, Jazz Bridge Concerts, Painted Bride, Sori Fest (S. Korea) and the Festival of Families during the historic papal visit to Philadelphia.  Jason, along with the Oscuro Quintet, had the honor of performing for a crowd of nearly 850,000 including Pope Francis. In addition to doing festivals and club dates, Jason is available for private parties, concerts, and corporate events.

Recently, Jason has been collaborating with composer/guitarist Steve Giordano- an interactive approach to guitar duo playing that explores original music and well worn standards alike. He can also be seen performing most Tuesdays at Sassafras in Old City where he has been stretching the boundaries of jazz duo playing for the last decade.  Additionally, Jason has grown to love Tango music. As a member of the Oscuro Quintet, Jason has been focusing on Traditional as well as Modern Tango with an emphasis on the music of Astor Piazzolla. In September 2017, Oscuro Quintet was invited to perform at an international music festival across South Korea. Want to know where Jason is performing next? Go to the menu and click on Calendar.

Jason's recording credits include the Tap Room Trio’s 2011 release “Live in Time”, Rhenda Fearrington’s 2012 release “This Moments Sweetness” as well as the Somers Point Jazz Society’s “Artist Member Compilation”. Future plans include recording and album of original music so STAY TUNED!