THE ESSENTIAL JASON NELSON

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FEATURED ON:

  • MTV​: "Jersey Shore Family Vacation", S3 2020

  • Bravo TV: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" S12 2022​

  • MLB Network & MLB.com: "MLB Central", 2020

  • Barstool: "Barstool U" (Formerly "Barstool 5th Year"), 2020

SEEN WITH:

  • Melissa & Joe Gorga​​ (Bravo Reality Television Stars)

  • Teresa Giudice & Louie Ruelas (Bravo Reality Television Stars)

  • Angelina Pivarnick & "Jersey Shore" Cast (MTV Reality Television Stars)

  • Haley Reinhart ("American Idol" Singer & World-Renowned Artist)

  • The Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast)

  • Ahmad Bradshaw (2x Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants)

  • Fatman Scoop (Hip-Hop Legend)

Jason Nelson is a HIGH-ENERGY entertainer for all ages. Born and raised in Hillsborough, NJ, Jason Nelson quickly learned how to play the piano, saxophone, guitar, recorder, and harmonica, all before the age of ten. 

 

Having 19+ years of experience on the piano and 16+ years on the alto saxophone, Jason has been sharing his love of music with the world ever since he was a child. At his Bar Mitzvah, Jason captivated the crowd with his saxophone performance of “Tequila” during his grand entrance. When YouTube became popular around 2008, Jason would often record himself covering popular songs on both the piano & sax, where he surpassed 100,000 YouTube views in 2008.

 

Jason graduated from the Rutgers Business School in 2017 with a B.S. in Marketing and a Certificate in Recording Arts from the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Performing Arts. After a few years working in the marketing industry, Jason made the decision to leave his 9-5 job during the 2020 pandemic and hasn't looked back since. Now a full-time business owner currently living in Hoboken, NJ, Jason has had the pleasure of playing hundreds of events, performing for weddings, private parties, festivals, nightclubs, bars, booze cruises, brunches, restaurants, and wineries. Over the past few years, he's had the opportunity to play several destination events, including performances in Miami, Boston, Scottsdale, Newport, & St. Augustine.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Edge NYC

    • Grand Opening Party - March 2020​

    • Bat-Mitzvah - November 2021

  • Angelina Pivarnick

    • 2019 Wedding filmed for MTV Jersey Shore @ The Park Chateau

  • Teresa Guidice & Louie Ruelas

    • 2021 Anniversary Dinner Cruise filmed for RHONJ on Bravo TV

  • Melissa & Joe Gorga

    • 2021 4th of July Celebration - Toms River, NJ

  • Rosecliff Mansion 

    • 2022 Wedding Reception - Newport, RI​

  • House of Blues Boston

    • Masquerade Ball for Boston University - November 2021

  • Haley Reinhart ​

    • Wedding Ceremony Piano Alongside - September 2021

  • The DJ Collective 2021

    • Surprise @ National DJ Conference - Scottsdale, AZ

Having a pulse on the now, Jason's biggest influences come from Top-40/Pop roots. While Jason enjoys playing love ballads by artists like Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars, he's also been known to rock dance floors covering the hottest club anthems such as "Pepas" by Farruko, "Love Tonight" by Shouse, and "The Business" by Tiesto. To top off a perfect event, you'll frequently catch Jason serenading crowds with George Michael's "Careless Whisper."

Whether sharing lifetime memories with brides and grooms, to rocking out on stages in NYC nightclubs, Jason would love the opportunity to play at YOUR next event!

As a freelance sax & piano entertainer, Jason can be paired with any DJ you choose!

 

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