Join us on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4pm PST via ZOOM
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Jay.Mason@csulb.edu is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Music in the Skies FMA Presentation
Time: Nov 27, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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About Jay Mason
2nd generation GA pilot; Dad earned his Private Pilot’s License in 1964, and his Instrument Rating in 2000 (Jay was his CFII), and accumulated over 500 hours TT
Jay earned Private Pilot in 1988, CFI in 1993. He holds an ATP multi engine and Commercial Single Engine, Flight Instructor for Airplanes, Single and Multi Engine Land, and Instrument-Airplane.
Has flown 5000+ hours TT, given 3800+ hours dual instruction, and is a Gold Seal CFI.
American Bonanza Society Flight Instructor Academy Graduate
Owned a Mooney M20B and a Piper Turbo Twin Comanche
Founding member of FMA and the SW ambassador.
Jay Mason attended California State University, Long Beach, playing lead alto and soprano saxophone in its top-rated wind ensemble. He was also a featured member of the school’s jazz ensemble and orchestra. In 1981, he was a featured soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance national convention; in 1983 a saxophone quartet in which he played soprano saxophone were finalists in the national Coleman Competition for Chamber Ensembles.
After graduating from CSULB, Jay began his freelance career in Southern California. His performance credits include performances with Idina Menzel, Michael Feinstein, Meghan Trainor, Johnny Mathis, Seth McFarlane, Take 6, Jerry Seinfeld, Cirque Du Soliel, and many others.
Jay is a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, and also appears regularly with many other Southern California big bands including Tom Kubis, John Daversa, and many others. He holds the principal saxophone chair in the Long Beach Municipal Band, and has performed with the Pasadena Pops, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Pacific Symphony. He is also a member emeritus of the Disneyland Band, retiring as principal saxophonist after playing every woodwind chair in the ensemble.
Jay has been in the orchestras for Broadway shows like Alladin, Phantom of The Opera, Wicked, Book of Mormon, Anastasia, and many more, performing at venues such as the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the Ahmanson Theatre. He has recorded with Michael Bublé, Tom Kubis, John Lithgow, and many others, including playing on soundtracks for parades and rides at Disneyland and other theme parks around the world.
His work on soundtracks for motion pictures and television includes Family Guy, American Dad, Shaft, Frozen & Frozen 2, LaLa Land, Toy Story 3, Tower of Terror, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Secret Life of Pets, World of Warcraft and Gangster Squad, to name a few. He is active as an artist/clinician, and is a Vandoren Reed Artist.