Jason Kush


Jason Kush

An active performer, educator, and scholar, Dr. Jason Kush is an Instructor of Music at Slippery Rock University where he teaches studio saxophone as well as jazz courses and ensembles. This 2009 appointment came after earning both his Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Miami. While in Miami, Dr. Kush studied with Gary Keller and Dale Underwood, won the 2008 Concerto Competition, and received the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Dr. Kush received his Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University where studied music education.
The ability to accurately and enthusiastically change styles of performance has aided in landing Dr. Kush positions in various ensembles ranging from the South Florida Jazz Orchestra to the New World Symphony (with whom he toured France and Spain in 2008 as part of an extended tour). As a dynamic freelance performer and recording artist, Dr. Kush has had the pleasure of performing with Andrea Bocelli, The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, The Russian National Orchestra, The Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, The Woody Hermann Orchestra, The Miami Saxophone Quartet, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Barry Manilow, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The O'Jays. 2006 brought Mr. Kush the honor of recording a double Grammy nominated album with Eddie Daniels, Tom Scott, and the Henri Mancini Institute Big Band. Through his career, Mr. Kush has participated in world premiers composed by David Maslanka, Christopher Rouse, Patrick Williams, Paul Osterfield, and Jason Freeman.

Articles by Jason Kush:

The Aspiring Orchestral Saxophonist
September 14, 2019