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It’s never too early to book the right band

Contact us today to find out if the JPQ is the right band for you. We’ll set up a time to meet for coffee or chat via phone or Skype. We’ll talk about your big day, get to know each other a little better, and find out if we’re a good fit.

Phone: (860) 577-0620


About the Jason Parker Quartet

The Jason Parker Quartet is Seattle’s premier wedding and event jazz band. When you hire the JPQ for your wedding or event you’ll get a seasoned, professional band that knows how to play the right music for each and every moment. When it’s time for us to set the mood but not get in the way of conversation or a meal, we’ll provide a comfortable and pleasant background ambiance. When it’s time for us to get your guests on the dance floor, we’ll ramp it up and really get the party swingin’!

The JPQ is not your average wedding band

We are a real working jazz band. When we’re not playing weddings, we’re playing in all the groovy jazz clubs in the Seattle area, writing our own music, recording CD’s and touring the world. We’ve played together since 1999 and have a deep bond that only comes with time. You and your guests will know without a doubt that we’re a cut above, we’re passionate about the music we play and we’re here to help make your big day perfect!

Bottom line: We love to play, and we love to celebrate

Our passion and joy comes through with each and every note we play, just as your passion will come through in every moment of your wedding day or special event. Together we’ll create a lasting memory for you and your guests, and ensure that yours is the event that will be talked about for years to come!

Over the years we’ve been honored to play at hundreds of beautiful weddings and parties, and have played corporate events for the likes of Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Mariners, Seattle SuperSonics, Gov. Gary Locke, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, FareStart, Intiman Theater, Gage Academy of Art, UW Medical Center, Get Hitched Give Hope, and many others.

Planning a wedding?

Click here to find out more about how the JPQ can help make your wedding day unique, classy & fun.

Planning a corporate event or party?

Click here to find out more about how the JPQ can set the perfect mood and help you impress your guests.

Videos & Audio

Please watch this Slideshow Demo first. This will give you the best idea of what we do at weddings, events and parties:

Here we are playing my composition “Bashert”, which I wrote for my wife:

Here is our take on the Sam Rivers tune “Beatrice”:

For more video please visit Jason Parker Music on YouTube.


Click the “play” buttons below to listen to all five of our CD’s in their entirety. Keep in mind that this is the type of music we play when we play concerts and clubs. For weddings and events we generally stick to the tried-and-true jazz standards, unless you tell us otherwise. But, this will give you a good idea of how we sound and how we play together as a band. I hope you enjoy them!

Other Albums I’ve Played On

Hover your mouse over each album cover to see the artist name and album title. Click to visit the artist’s webpage.

Spekulation - The Depression Era EPVarious Artists - Lucid Live Records 2009 AnthologyVisqueen - Message To GarciaSoul Kata - Here I AmKim Virant - Songs From a Small HouseBarton Carroll - The Lost OneGrand Archives - The Grand ArchivesCrooked Fingers - Forfeit/FortuneLife in a Blender - The Heart is a Small BalloonSarah Shannon - City Morning SongMicah P. Hinson - And the Opera CircuitVarious Artists - Old Enough To know BetterCrooked Fingers - Dignity and ShameJill Cohn - Seven Year SurrenderVictor Janusz - Cosmo StreetThe Delusions - Keeping Up AppearancesCarrie Akre - Live From Cafe Venus/MarsHeather Duby - Come Across the RiverCarrie Akre - Live in Seattle 15.11.02Carrie Akre - Live: Seattle 9/8/02Carrie Akre - Invitation


“The Jason Parker Quartet matched the ambiance and character of our wedding. Five months after our wedding we still have friends and family telling us how much fun our wedding was and in particular, how great the band was! The JPQ was energetic, artistic and all around one of the best jazz bands we have experienced – hands down. What made the experience even better was that Jason is a joy to work with. I plan events professionally, and I would not hesitate to work with Jason again. If you are looking for a professional, well rehearsed, personable, caring and all around amazing band, then The JPQ is right for you. Thanks Jason, we are so happy to have found you!” – Beth & Chad

Just wanted to send you a note and thank you for helping to make our event so special! First, you are amazing musicians. Second, you are just incredible to work with! You went above and beyond and I can’t thank you enough. You manage to blend an extremely high level of professionalism with a go-with-the-flow attitude. It is truly incredible. You completely put me at ease on numerous occasions and fully won my trust. Hands down one of the best vendors I have EVER worked with! Words just don’t do justice. Look forward to working with you guys again!!” – Chayna

“Thanks so much for all your fabulous music yesterday (and for braving the rain). I so appreciate it, as do all of our employees. I have heard MANY compliments on the picnic this year and I think A LOT of that has to do with the life music! THANK YOU!” – Courtney Strand, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“We truly loved your playing at our wedding. Thank you! Your band was just perfect. We look forward to hearing you play again when we can sit back and listen more!” – Janet & Joel

“Thank you! Your solo piece during the ceremony (really the entire night on all fronts) was FLAWLESS. Thank you for sharing the gift of live music on our wedding day!” -Summer & Jeff

“So glad to have had you at our wedding – we are getting compliments daily on you and your team – you all were perfect and created the exact atmosphere we wanted! Everyone is telling us it was one of the classiest weddings they’d been to!” – Melissa & Jessie

“We had an absolutely perfect night on Saturday, and the music was really a big part of that! One of our best men said that he thought the addition of the trumpet when I walked out during the ceremony was pretty magnificent. You guys were perfect during the reception, as well.” – Alexis & Jason

“We wanted to thank you again for the beautiful music during our ceremony and reception. It turned out amazing, exactly how we had envisioned it and better. We got so many compliments from our guests on the live jazz music. They thought it was such a classy touch and were really impressed with the quality of the music.” – Kristin & Mike

“The JPQ was the perfect band for our wedding reception. Aside from the great music and style, the band was reliable, on time, respectful, and professional. Considering how hectic everything else can be before a wedding, it was a great comfort toknow that the JPQ was something we didn’t have any worries about. We’ll both happily recommend them to anyone we know who’s looking for a jazz band for any occasion. Thanks again!” – Ryan & Amy

“Your music added a lot to a very special day for Kristin and Mike. I will definitely keep you on file for future events or receptions. I appreciate your flexibility and professionalism.” – Bryce Bailey, Event Planner, Blue Ribbon Cooking

“Thank you so much! We loved the music! Both Alfredo and I were talking yesterday about waiting during the ceremony and we both were tapping our feet to “Our Love is Here to Stay.” That helped a lot with the anxiety! I also will always remember your trumpet playing “Ave Maria”…it was so beautiful! We had a few amateur musicians in the group who were very impressed with the music! My only regret is that we did not re-configure our budget and have your band stay an extra hour – but it’s something for me to remember to tell other friends who are planning their wedding. I will also recommend your band to everyone I know. Having a live band is so much better than recorded music.” – Anna & Alfredo

“Thanks again for the wonderful music — I received so many compliments about you guys. You really made the evening special.” – Erin & Brian

“Thank you for an evening of really wonderful music! It made the wedding very special for Ruth and I. It was a real treat for me. Many of our family and friends had wonderful things to say about the Quartet as well. I look forward to the Quartet’s new release.” – Ruth & David

“You were wonderful! Thank you for making the evening great for us!” – Francesca & Erik

“The night was really great. We had such an amazing time. I do wish that Jeff and I would have had some more time to enjoy you guys…but from what we heard and what our guests said, you were fantastic. Thank you.” – Rhiannon & Jeff

“You guys were just amazing! Everything about you was incredible. Our guests were so thrilled with the music and they kept asking who you were and how we found you. Thanks again for making our wedding so beautiful and memorable.” – Megan & Ludo

“OMG you guys are wonderful!I had a blast and everyone couldn’t stop talking about you and the Marachi band! I’ve already passed your contact information to a few relatives and friends who asked about you. SO yay!!! I just only wished someone was there to record our first dance because was the best version of Take me out to the ballgame ever!! Opening day will never be the same for us!” – Bea & Nate

“Honestly I can’t say thank you enough for being there last week. Also, you really went above and beyond with “Everything.” I couldn’t have asked for more from you guys. Please pass on the thanks to the guys and tell them all our guests loved your performance and we’re really excited to check you guys out again sometime.” – Kacie & George

“We were delighted to have you and received many compliments on the music.” – Megan & Ben

“Everyone has been commenting about what a wonderful job you and your band did. Thank you very much for the wonderful performance. If you ever need a reference or anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. Great work!!” – Stephanie & Jeff

References available upon request.