|Date of birth||1 January 1969|
|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Performer, Singer, Teacher|
|Categories||Contemporary, Country, Folk, New Age, Pop, Rock, Sacred, World|
Jason Silver has distinguished himself throughout North America as a singer, songwriter and pianist of unparalleled depth. His music is haunting and unforgettable. Jason Silver was raised in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Originally self-taught on his family’s upright piano at the age of seven, Silver would make his beginning like so many other artists: singing and playing in the church choir. In fact, his music studies and spiritual approach would ultimately lead him to fill music director roles in churches across Canada and the United States. Jason lead his first band while still in his early teens, doing popular piano cover tunes from the eighties, by Elton John, Billy Joel, David Foster, Gowan, Chicago, Bruce Hornsby, and more. After pursuing a variety of genres, from instrumental Celtic to synth-pop, Silver stepped-out on his own in 2006 as a masterful performer with an unmistakable, individual voice and a magnificent piano touch. He studied performance and music theory at Aldersgate College, playing in piano bars in the area. He traveled with the college performance group for three years before graduating with a Bachelor's Degree. From there he took a position arranging for vocal and instrumental groups at Lakeview Church for two years, and Westgate Church for a year, both in Saskatoon, Canada. From there he moved to Northern New Jersey, where he performed with skilled musicians from New York City, and Paterson University's jazz program, and built a large music program for a young church in North Haledon, NJ. After five years in the United States, he relocated back to his home province of Ontario, where his strong melodic and rhythmic approach to the piano would not go unnoticed. In 1999 he released a collection instrumental improvisations entitled "Moving On." Working with Chris Coleman, from the folk music group, "Night Sun," Silver arranged music for the Kingston Symphony Orchestra which played behind Night Sun at Old Fort Henry in Kingston. He moved from hometown Kingston, to Hamilton in 2000 and began building a music program at Philpott Church. He led the musicians there to release two CD projects of original sacred music. In 2006, Silver released "12 Girlfriends," a twelve-song collection of original love songs showcasing his aptitude for romantic ballads and his powerful ability as a pianist. Critics around the globe heralded the new music with unanimous praise. MySpace plays increased dramatically, and he quickly rose to the top ten on MySpace Canada for a few weeks. In 2008, Silver released two new CD projects, Ghost Town and Sunny Days, and has offered them for free from Last.fm.