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Jason Rogers is the author of the instruction book "Exploring the Diminished Harmonica" as well as many other articles on the topic of the diminished chromatic harmonica.
He is the co-author of "Primacy of the Ear", by pianist Ran Blake, and currently offers lessons (for all musicians) based on ear training and development of personal style.
Jason Rogers graduated with a MM from the New England Conservatory of Music with a focus in trombone and is listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
He toured Europe with his own quartet and played at the Montpellier Jazz Festival and on French National Radio.
He traveled to Japan with Hiro Honshuku's A-no-ne Big Band, which featured George Garzone, Tiger Okoshi and special guests Dave Liebman, Dave Weckl and Mike Stern.
He also plays New Orleans jazz, and has played with Mudsole, Jimmy Mazzy, Billy Novick, Doreen and Laurence Ketchens, Made In The Shade, and Mickey Bones.
He studied microtonal music with Joe Maneri (72 notes to the octave) and, with trombonist Jonathan Dimond, performed the world premier of "Duet for Trombones," a microtonal composition by Julia Werntz, at the Brandeis New Music Series.
He was fortunate to work for Gunther Schuller's record label, GM Recordings.
He taught improvisation, trombone, ear training, and ensembles at the New England Conservatory of Music and at Northeastern University, directed the Bancroft High School Jazz Ensemble in Worcester, MA, and taught piano and accordion in Andover, MA.