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Jennifer has been a classical host at CapRadio for several years now, but she’s been talking about music long before that! A musical alum of Sac State, Jennifer is an avid performer in the community and host of many artistic events in the area. You may have seen her in her role as Artistic Director of vocal ensemble RSVP, Music Director and pianist for the Rogue Music Project (along with morning classical host Kevin Doherty!), or as pianist and founding member of Citywater, modern instrumental sextet currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSUS (www.citywatermusic.com).
Performing is Jennifer’s first love, and she has performed internationally as pianist, vocalist and director, including nine festival and tour appearances in Europe, two in Carnegie Hall, and a blissful one in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. She has also shared the stage with such noteworthy artists/personalities as John Rutter, members of Journey, Tower of Power, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone, Governor Jerry Brown and Billy Bob Thornton.
In 2016, the Sacramento Business Journal named Jennifer on its 40 Under 40 list of young professionals excelling in their careers.
Away from music, Jennifer can be found outdoors getting lost in the back country with her backpack, or anywhere fine and delicious foods can be found.
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CapRadio is bringing together music lovers with local musicians hit hard by the pandemic through our first-ever Summer Concert Series, a series of one-hour radio specials and video performances.
In your car, at work, or at home, enjoy CapRadio's relaxing and inspiring selection of classical music. Our daily playlists provide information on the pieces, performers and composers featured, plus links if you're interested in buying music.
February 20, 2024
The series was started in 2002 by Brad Slocum, an organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and has solidified itself as an institution in the musical culture of Sacramento.
December 15, 2023
As it enters its 18th season, Vox Musica prepares for a holiday concert to bring hope and human connection.
November 17, 2023
The 2023-24 season continues with a new leader at the baton, and one that is no stranger to Sacramento.
August 15, 2023
CapRadio’s Midday Classical Host and Pianist Jennifer Reason is touring the Dalmation Coast as part of the “Music & More SummerFest.” She writes to us from Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina about the city’s rich cultural heritage.
March 31, 2023
CapRadio Classical and Jazz is celebrating Women in Music all month long. Jennifer Reason spoke with vocalist, bassist and composer Casey Lipka about showing up for yourself and others, and how she expresses that through her music.
March 24, 2023
CapRadio Classical and Jazz is celebrating Women in Music all month long including four spotlights on local musicians. Jennifer Reason spoke with singer Alicia Huff about starting her own band and inspiring others to as well.
March 10, 2023
CapRadio Classical and Jazz is celebrating Women in Music all month long including four spotlights on local musicians. Jennifer Reason spoke with pianist, professor and Steinway Artist Natsuki Fukasawa about how music can make us whole.
July 22, 2022
Composer Carlos Simon sheds light on a dark moment in Georgetown University’s history with a 21st-century rendering of an old musical form.
March 18, 2022
Simone Dinnerstein completes her pandemic trilogy with her newest album, “Undersong.” The project delves into her moods and feelings during the pandemic, even capturing some of the intimate sounds of home on the record.
December 21, 2021
CapRadio's classical hosts share the music they loved from 2021.