Hello - my name is Jason Kendall, performing musician and owner of Jason Kendall Productions.  I am an accomplished musician and entertainer with over 15 years of experience entertaining at a variety of venues, specializing in a wide range of music including classical, smooth jazz trios, acoustic pop groups, and four piece dance band.  Jason Kendall Productions offers quality live entertainment and DJ service packages for Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, in addition to educational clinics aimed at instrumental performance.  Jason Kendall productions works with your suggestions and musical needs in order to custom tailor just the right music for your special event.  Perhaps you would like a solo pianist or solo guitarist for the cocktail hour followed by some smooth saxophone or an acoustic duo for dinner and to round out the evening an exciting, fun and interactive dance band or DJ playing all of your favorites and really getting the party started?  To get all of these services you would have to seek out and hire several different musical acts.  With Jason Kendall Productions you can have all of these services or select services in custom combinations offered with up front pricing and available in economical package plans.  The choice is yours.  Contained on this sight are brief samples of just some of the varieties of music that Jason Kendall Productions can provide including solo piano, smooth jazz saxophone trio featuring myself on sax, Jazz Quartet, the Kendall Brothers Acoustic Guitar Duo, Jason Kendall Productions dance band, and ceremusic for wedding ceremonies.  Music is such an important part of any event please allow the professionals at Jason Kendall Productions to add just the right touch with the perfect music.

 

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Jason Kendall - sax/keys/vocals

 

Jason Kendall is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, piano, guitar, and harmonica. Jason began his professional music career at age 15 and has been the owner of Jason Kendall Productions since 2007.  In addition to performing, Jason is a songwriter and composer with music featured in two feature documentary films.  He is also a former instructor of music (2005 - 2015) at Penn State University and holds a Masters Degree in music from the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts. 

 

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James Graff - guitar/vocals 

James Graff is a professional guitarist and vocalist with two decades of experience performing, teaching and recording across the United States.  James has been performing with Jason Kendall since 2007. 

 

Jeremy Kendall - bass/vocals 

 

Jeremy Kendall is a bassist and vocalist with nearly three decades of performing experience.  He has been a Music Educator in public schools for two decades.  Jeremy has performed professionally with Jason Kendall since 1989.

 

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Gary Matassa - drums/percussion

Gary grew up in Oakmont, Pennsylvania and attended Riverview high school. Early on, his parents urged him to take up an instrument and his father, a fan of drumming, suggested drums. Throughout his school years, he played in the orchestra, concert band, marching band and jazz band. Mr. Lozenski, the band director at Riverview High School, encouraged him to try out for several honors bands. Gary attended the PMEA, District, and State honors bands, all first chair. During his senior year, he won the National Orchestral Award, the Louis Armstrong Award, and the John Phillip Sousa Award.

Gary graduated from Penn State University and while there, he placed first in talent shows two years in-a-row for performing drum solos. After college, he studied with local drummer Lou Ross for several years and then began performing and recording with various bands in the Pittsburgh music scene.  He has also opened for music legends such as B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, and Tanya Tucker.

 

 

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Digital Dave - turntables

 

DJ Digital Dave has been rocking Pittsburgh's elite nightclubs, high-end corporate events and chic weddings for over a decade. A nationally touring nightclub DJ, seasoned wedding jock and the official in-game DJ for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers, Digital Dave will ensure that your party is one you & your guests will never forget.  Dave's radio resume includes dropping sets on the Jump Off Mix on LA's Power 106 & on Shade 45's Sway In The Morning on Sirius XM, while locally you can find Dave at the hottest night spots in the city including Cake, CAVO, Cruze, Scenario, Rivers Casino and The Flats.  Dave's encyclopedic knowledge of music from Motown to indie rock to hip-hop to 80's & 90's to pop & EDM allows him to customize your music mix for your evening while his background in weddings, corporate events and radio make him a great host & MC.  Jason and Dave frequently team up with an exciting mixture of live saxophone and DJ Mixing known as 2 Turntables and A Saxophone - 2TTS has performed for many high profile events in the Pittsburgh area including annual parties for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  In 2013 2TTS  made it to the final audition round of Americas Got Talent in New York City.

 

John Parrendo - violin 

 

John Parrendo is a Professional country-rock violinist, with a classical background that has toured with Blackhawk (2002-04) & Chris Cagle (2006-09). Currently working with regional bands & recording in PA, OH & WV.  John has either backed up, or jammed with: Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Eddy Arnold, The Outlaws, Ray Price, Tracy Byrd, Matraca Berg, Travis Tritt, Wayne Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Dusty Drake, Andy Gibson, Irene Kelley, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Greer of Kansas, Dave Pahanish, Toy Caldwell, Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Wayne Newton & Bobby Vinton. Also recorded music for the TV sitcoms, "Malcolm in the Middle" starring Bryan Cranston, "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie, the History Channel's "Highway Hangouts" and MTV's "Roadrules".  Performed live on the G. Gordon Liddy Show; Toured with the US Dept of Defense at US military bases in New Foundland, Greenland & also military bases in TX, Hawaii & S. Korea; Performed with the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall-NYC;  WWVA/Jamboree USA House Band; Wheeling Symphony; PA Governors School for the Arts.

 

Amanda Muscatello - vocals, guitar 

 

As she is often reminded by her family, Amanda was singing before she could talk.  Her versatile approach to performing includes singing at local venues, weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

 

In addition to playing solo, Amanda has the pleasure of singing with Jason Kendall Productions and The Tuesday Night Big Band.  She thoroughly enjoys the contrast between a one-woman show and a full band experience.  "I enjoy the intimacy of performing solo, and I love singing with a band.  The talented musicians I sing with are experts at their crafts, and the magnificent sounds they make invigorate me.  I am fortunate to make music with these people.  Whether alone or with a group, singing heals and energizes my spirit.  It's a blessing to do something you love and to share it with people."

 

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Casey Deely –  jazz vocalist

 

Casey has been singing in Pittsburgh more years than she’d like to admit and has had the pleasure of performing both solo and in bands such as Common Threads and Uptown (with DC Fitzgerald). Although she enjoys singing all genres, Casey’s smooth alto voice shines brightest when singing jazz and the blues. She has performed and recorded on many projects for other musicians, but released her first solo jazz album, J Sessions in 2016, featuring Jason Kendall, James Graff and James Rushin. 

 

Casey can be found performing throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area with either the Casey Deely Trio or as a Duo sharing jazz standards from the American songbook and soulful blues. No matter where you find her, a club, a cocktail hour, a wedding, or an intimate house concert, she will draw you into the music with her warmth and smile. You will feel as if you have been welcomed into her living room and she’s singing just for you.

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Jason Kendall Productions - Pittsburgh, PA
Jason Kendall Productions is fully insured.  Sound system(s) include professional JBL full-range and Bose L1 for auxiliary locations and effect lighting if requested.