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About Me

Vocalist. Entertainer. Pianist. Composer.


Jason Richards successful career follows in the footsteps of legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. It began with his childhood , where most of his time was spent on the musical stage in such shows including Oliver, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and West Side Story.

After graduating from Loyola High School in Mankato, MN., Jason moved to Minneapolis, MN. and continued his musical theater aspirations starring in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Company, Grease, and Scrooge. Bitten by the jazz singer bug, Jason started singing with jazz trios/quartets, big bands and as a solo vocalist/pianist at local jazz clubs in and around the Twin Cities.

In 2005, Jason toured Europe with nightclub and concert performances in Greece, Italy, Spain and France, as well as a main stage entertainer for Celebrity Cruises. Jason has performed for the Minnesota Twins singing the National Anthem at a season opener and was a featured vocalist for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2008.

Jason has superb command of his flexible baritone voice that literally cocoons the listener within the cozy atmosphere of the images and feelings that he sings about. His trademarks include his sophisticated phrasing, the mature tonal qualities of his vocals and his relaxed style.

Videos & Photos

For your viewing and listening pleasure.



I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die

Jason Richards performs "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die" in a tribute concert to Frank Sinatra at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis, MN April 2012. Piano; Rick Carlson, Bass; Keith Boyles, Drums; Jendeen Forberg.



Jason Richards Live!

Jason Richards performs excerpts from six songs in this demo reel - "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Your Song", "Love Is A Losing Game", "I Don't Care Much", "Gravity", "Not While I'm Around", and "Sometime Somewhere".



Where or When

Jason Richards performs "Where Or When" in a tribute concert to Frank Sinatra at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis, MN April 2012. Piano; Rick Carlson, Bass; Keith Boyles, Drums; Jendeen Forberg.



Didn't We/Something

Jason Richards performs "Didn't We" and "Something" in a tribute concert to Frank Sinatra at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis, MN April 2012. Piano; Rick Carlson, Bass; Keith Boyles, Drums;

You can view all of my videos on the Jason Richards Music YouTube channel.
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My Shows

Performing just the right music to set the mood.

Contemporary
Jason Live
  • Current music mixed with some of the classics.
  • Jason on vocals
  • With piano
  • 2 hour show
  • Corporate events, weddings, private parties
Jazz
Sinatra Show
  • A Tribute to the infamous Frank Sinatra.
  • Jason on vocals
  • With piano or jazz trio
  • 2 hour show
  • Corporate events, night clubs, theaters, private parties
Classic
Steve & Eydie
  • Celebrating the classic solos & duets of the famous duo.
  • Jason w/ Maud Hixson
  • With jazz trio
  • 2 hour show with intermission
  • Corporate events, night clubs, theaters, private parties
Custom
Jason+
  • Contact Jason about creating a custom performace for your event.
  • Jason and guest(s)
  • From piano to 24-piece orchestra
  • 2-4 hour show
  • Corporate events, night clubs, theaters, private parties

Jason Live!

Make your next event more special.





A private and personal performance with the artist Jason Richards will create an intimate setting sure to please even the most discriminating of guests.



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Frank Sinatra Tribute

Old blue eyes never sounded so good.





With vocals reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Jason Richards really brings it in this tribute to "Old Blue Eyes". Rick Carlson, both Music Director and pianist, leads the Wolverines Jazz Trio in this must-see show.

This performance is sure to thrill you with exciting renditions of “New York, New York,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “The Lady is a Tramp”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and many more.



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Jason has traveled nationally and internationally paying tribute to Old Blue Eyes. I promise you that if you close your eyes for one moment and listen, you might be convinced that Frank is reincarnated!

via Dennis Spears, Singer and Capri Theater Artistic Director

Steve & Eydie Tribute

Swinging Entertainment In The Classic Tradition


Rick Carlson, piano. Keith Boyles, bass. Jendeen Forberg, drums.


Jason Richards and Maud Hixson, two intrepid Twin Cities vocalists, perform with Rick Carlson, pianist for the Wolverines Jazz Trio and accompanist extraordinaire, reliving great stories and songs highlighted by the duets made famous by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.

This show is available with a jazz trio for larger events or with a piano accompaniment for a more intimate performance.




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Jason will create a lasting impression at your private party, corporate event or any function that demands a command performance.

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