Jason is the manager and a founding member of Jaden Street Jazz. He has been with the band since its inception in 1999. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Greenville College and has spent a number of years teaching as a music instructor on the west side of Indianapolis and in various schools . In addition to performing, he enjoys writing and arranging music for the group. Jason also is freelance musician who plays with community theaters and local bands. He is also a piano tuner and technician and founded his company, FineTuning.
Instrument: Fender American Elite Jazz Bass
Ben is another founding member of Jaden Street Jazz. He has been with the band since 1999. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Cedarville University. Ben currently works as a studio engineer at Aire Born Recording Studios in Zionsville, Indiana where he has been employed since 1998. Ben recorded and produced the band’s 2009 album “Jaden Street .“ He also works as a freelance musician playing with various groups and community theaters, as well as on many recording sessions.
Instrument: Pearl Master Custom Series
Sticks: Vic Firth
Scott has been with Jaden Street Jazz since 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and subsequently earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in the field of Chemistry. Although a relative newcomer to jazz, Scott’s musical background began as a piano and brass player. Now, in full stride as a guitarist, his tight chord voicing and abilities as a soloist have brought yet another important dimension to the band. When not playing jazz, Scott works in Research and Development with Eli Lilly & Company.
Instrument: Fender American Standard Telecaster
John has played the piano with Jaden Street Jazz since 2012. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in history from Butler University. In addition to being a freelance musician and the leader of his own jazz trio (The John Stebbe Trio), he is also a music teacher at Mary Bryan Elementary School. In his spare time, John enjoys singing in the choir and playing guitar and piano at his church. He also likes to write and arrange music, and has had a couple of choral pieces for children’s choirs published, one of which by Hal Leonard Publishing. John has also produced several jazz piano albums. His latest CD, “A Jazz Piano Christmas” can be purchased from the iTunes store.
Instrument: Yamaha P-255