In addition to being a full-time piano tuner/technician, Jason Klinke is a Philly based guitarist. Picking up the guitar at age 11, Jason began his pursuit of music and never looked back. While attending Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, Jason studied with Tom Giacobetti, Terrell Stafford, Ben Schachter, Tom Lawton and Bruce Barth. Since graduating, he has studied privately with veteran guitarist and educator Joseph Federico. Jason has worked with many of the top jazz musicians in the area including Larry Mckenna, Byron Landham, Steve Giordano, John Swana, Lucas Brown, Craig Thomas, Dave Posmontier, Victor North and Akiko Tsuruga to name a few. He has performed at venues such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Museum, Keswick Theater, Center City Jazz Fest, Bethlehem Music Fest, Somers Point Jazz Fest, Jazz Bridge Concerts, Sori Festival (S. Korea) and the Festival of Families during the historic papal visit to Philadelphia. Jason, along with the other members of Oscuro Quintet, had the honor of performing for a crowd of nearly 850,000 including Pope Francis. In addition to doing festivals and club dates, Jason is available for private party’s, concerts and corporate events.

Recently, Jason has been collaborating with composer/guitarist Steve Giordano-a duo exploring the more interactive possibilities of new original music and time-honored standards alike. He can also be seen performing most Tuesdays at Sassafras in Old City Philadelphia where he has been stretching the boundaries of jazz duo playing for the last 10 years.  Additionally, Jason has discovered a love for Tango music. As a member of Oscuro Quintet, Jason has been focusing on Traditional as well as Modern Tango with an emphasis on the music of Astor Piazzolla. In September 2017, Oscuro Quintet did an international tour performing venues across South Korea. Want to know where Jason is performing next? Go to the menu and click on Calendar.

Jason's recording credits include the Tap Room Trio’s 2011 release “Live in Time”, Rhenda Fearrington’s 2012 release “This Moments Sweetness” as well as the Somers Point Jazz Society’s “Artist Member Compilation”. Future plans include recording and album of original music so STAY TUNED!