Jason Fabus is enjoying a wonderful journey as a highly sought-after professional saxophonist throughout Southern California. This Milwaukee native is the leader of several groups, including his quintet, "The Fabus Four" and is a regular performer at Disneyland. Jason is also an esteemed educator, serving as a coach and clinician at several schools in the area, while also maintaining his own studio of private students in saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano. Although he is still at the beginning of his professional career, Jason has already performed with many notable musicians including Arturo Sandoval, Jane Monheit, Kim Richmond, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Van Alexander and George Benson.
Jason earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from California State University Long Beach in 2014. As a Bob Cole Scholar, Jason studied with Sal Lozano and Jeff Jarvis, and performed as lead alto saxophonist in the CSULB Concert Jazz Orchestra, winner of the 2014 Downbeat Student Music Award for best collegiate graduate big band. Jason holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, where he double-majored in saxophone performance and music education, and studied with Eugene Rousseau, Dean Sorenson, David Milne, and Phil Hey.
In 2013, Jason was selected out of more than 2,000 applicants to join Disney's All-American College Band, a 21-piece ensemble that performs each summer throughout the Disneyland Resort. During his time with the band, Jason had the pleasure of performing with some of his musical heroes such as Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Mintzer, Steve Houghton, Jiggs Whigam, Peter Erksine, Rex Richardson, and Gordon Goodwin.
Following his summer with the AACB, Jason won an open audition to play the character Zoot, saxophonist in the acclaimed Five and Dime Show at Disney's California Adventure. In addition to Five and Dime, Jason also performs regularly with several other groups at Disneyland, including The Disneyland Band, The Bootstrappers, and The Royal Street Bachelors. Through his affiliation with Disney, Jason is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 7 in Orange County.
Whether as a musician, entertainer, or educator, Jason is excited to build on his early successes and continue the traditions that have helped him grow throughout the years.
Jason runs several groups that are actively working in the Los Angeles and Orange County scene:
A blend of nostalgic swing and modern jazz in this quartet led by saxophonist Jason Fabus.
Inspired by the music of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, this quintet features Jason Fabus alongside tenor-man Brian Clancy. Fresh arrangements of standards and original compositions are used in this healthy collaboration of two fine saxophonists.
Not your typical vocal trio group, the San Andreas Sisters perform a wide array of classic numbers from the 1930-1960's. They tip their caps to the world famous "Andrews Sisters" with swing hits from the 30's and 40's, while also performing the popular vocal music of 50's doo-wop, 60's Motown, and more! Let the San Andreas Sisters take you back to the Golden Era of American music and variety shows.
A group that is in high demand for weddings, cocktail hours, and private parties, the Dream Trio has a sound that is nice and easy to listen to, using the songs and style of the great Nat King Cole Trio.
A very fun and energetic group that entertains guests at restaurants and private parties. Featuring the songs of the great vocalists from the 1920s-40s, as well as some clever arrangements of more popular tunes from today, this group always gets you singing along!
Much more than your average polka band! This group, led by accordionist and singer Jason Fabus, plays polkas, waltzes, dixieland, swing, and country/western favorites. They bring an exciting sense of youth to an older tradition of music!
To see any of these fine groups, or to find out where Jason is playing next, please visit the Calendar page.
As a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 7), Jason can be seen performing regularly around the Disneyland Resort. He is involved in several shows in both the Disneyland and California Adventure parks: "Five and Dime", "The Disneyland Band", "The Bootstrappers", "The Royal Street Bachelors", and "Jambalaya Jazz Band".
Jason is also sought after for television and movie roles as a sidelining musician. Here are some recent productions he was fortunate to be a part of:
Jason is represented by Instrumental Casting by Jennifer Walton.Click here for more information!
Jason teaches privately for saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano. He incorporates many elements in his teaching: proper facility and technique, sight reading, jazz improvisation, music theory, and ear training. Please contact him for a lesson!
When not performing on stage, Jason is hard at work writing and collaborating with other professional musicians from across the country. His signature sound, which includes elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, and Electronic music, has allowed him to carve a name for himself as a producer as well as a performer.
Jason has worked with Cameron Kinghorn, D'Amato Dali, Gregory Fletcher, Lil Ole P, and Rah-Rah the Savage amongst others. His track 'Happy Hour' is featured in the film 'Followed' (2016). He also has music included in the programming for K-Beach Radio in Long Beach, CA.
Here are some recent projects Jason has been a part of: