Jason Lesker, a native of San Diego, has been an active performer and teacher since 2002. His primary teachers were Dale Underwood and Todd Rewoldt. While at George Mason University, He was principal saxophonist in the wind ensemble (2006-2007) as well as selected to perform on the Honors Recital in 2005 and 2007. In addition, he was soprano saxophonist with the GMU saxophone quartet from 2004-07.
Comfortable performing a variety of styles, he was the Virgina state division winner for the MTNA competition in 2006, playing a 40 minute program that featured music from baroque to contemporary. He also was the winner of the Grossmont Young Artist competition in San Diego (2011), winning 1st prize and $2000.
In 2007, he attended the European Summer University for the Saxophone, in Gap, France. He participated in masterclasses and private lessons with Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth, and other top saxophonists and teachers.
An avid enthusiast of transcriptions, Jason collaborated with Tak-Chiu Wong and Cherry Tsang to make a CD featuring works by Cimarosa, Doppler, Mendelssohn, and Kulau, featuring both soprano and alto saxophones with piano.
Currently, Jason is working in collaboration with pianist Nadia Feeken on a recording project featuring the music of Bach, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, Waxman, Bohme, Chaminade, Saint-Saens and Arban, as well as pursuing professional performance opportunities.