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Jennifer has been a classical host at CapRadio for a year now, but she’s been talking about music long before that! A musical alumni 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.
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.
March 2, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Jennifer Reason highlights the cultural contributions of female composers from past and present.
February 2, 2021
Take a listen to the music you would normally hear at a Chinese New Year celebration, and learn more about some of the leading Chinese artists currently making music throughout the world.
December 1, 2020
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect if you join Jennifer Reason on Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. for a musical tour around the globe to explore unique holiday traditions and the cultures they originated from.
September 1, 2020
While summer is often a time for music festivals, this year there was no musical travel to be had. CapRadio's Jennifer Reason decided instead to take a tour of some of her favorite pieces connected to memories of her previous travels.
August 31, 2020
Iranian composer Aida Shirazi came to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D in composition at UC Davis and has been getting a lot of national attention of late. She spoke with CapRadio about her music, her upbringing and the secrets to a successful music career.
June 19, 2020
Sacramento native, Philip Glass collaborator and violinist Chase Spruill recently released a new recording of a piece from Glass inspired by the current racial justice protests. He discussed the piece and his experiences in classical music.
June 2, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CapRadio Classical Music Host and professional musician Jennifer Reason has turned to silence for comfort. But when music has found its way into her world by chance, these pieces have brought her hope.
May 20, 2020
With performances canceled and the arts at a standstill during coronavirus stay-at-home orders, CapRadio Classical Host Jennifer Reason had a realization: she doesn't miss it.
April 7, 2020
Parker Van Ostrand, a 16-year-old pianist attending C. K. McClatchy High School, has already established a career touring the world as a solo concert pianist.
March 3, 2020
CapRadio Classical Music Host and professional pianist Jennifer Reason runs through some pieces of music that remind her of some of her most… interesting experiences as a concert musician.