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.
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