Jason Roach

Cape Breton

Jason Roach is one of the most impressive piano players you will ever hear. With a style all his own, and an unparalleled intensity on the keyboard, you’ll have to remind yourself that there are other players on the stage. Born and raised in Chéticamp, Cape Breton, he began playing piano at the age of five and was introduced to the Cape Breton style at thirteen. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Francis Xavier University and has been performing since 1997. Jason is featured on albums by Maybelle Chisholm McQueen, Dawn and Margie Beaton, Sprag Session, and Còig. He released his own album in 2007 with support from the Festival Volunteer Drive’ers Association. This year Jason will be playing in an exciting combo with fiddlers Colin Grant and Chrissy Crowley, and Chris Babineau on guitar.

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