Jason Brownaka "Silly Piano Guy"
aka "Silly Piano Guy"
Instruments: Piano, Keyboard, Keytar, melodica, Saxophone Favorite Constellation: Orion
Favorite Cereal: Captain Crunch
Bio: Jason's musical journey began in Virginia Beach at age nine when he started picking out familiar tunes by ear on the piano. His parents quickly enrolled him in piano lessons, and he fell in love with the instrument and with music in general. Although Jason was classically trained in piano performance and music theory, his teacher, a huge Beatles fan, also taught him to be well versed in pop and rock music. In high school, Jason attended the Governor's School for the Arts and kept up his pop chops by rocking out to oldies with his family. He continued to hone his craft at James Madison University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in music performance. Upon graduating, Jason quickly integrated into the local music scene. Currently, he enjoys passing along his musical knowledge and joy of music to the next generation from his Virginia Beach based piano studio. Jason also accompanies several churches in the area and plays in several bands and musical acts that perform all over the region. As a part of the Galaxy Groove, Jason loves playing off of the musicianship and artistry of his fellow band members, and contributing to the sound of BJ's original music.