JASON PAUL


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jason grew up taking lessons on piano and violin.  By the age of eleven, the guitar became his instrument of choice. 

Since then, Jason has performed and trained in jazz, classical, country, rock, blues, soul, and pop standards. 

Jason Paul Popelka (Jason Paul) has performed and recorded with many bands, venues, and occasions for the enjoyment of listeners young and old alike.  Jason has been playing guitar for over 50 years, including classical, rock, country, jazz, and pop standards.  Jason is also a vocalist who also sings in the Chancel Choir of his church.  Jason’s mellow baritone vocals work well with many varied numbers.

Jason would like to see more and more of the musical talents of the Olympic Peninsula blossom into a destination point for those seeking wonderful music
to enhance their spiritual and emotional journeys.

“Music is great vehicle to help relieve our stress and hush the inner voice within ourselves.”


JASON PAUL


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jason grew up taking lessons on piano and violin.  By the age of eleven, the guitar became his instrument of choice.  “The guitar had frets!” --which made it easier than trying to guess at finger placement on the violin’s neck.  Since then, Jason has performed and trained in jazz, classical, country, rock, blues, soul, and pop standards. 

Jason was trained and licensed as an Architect for his “day job.”  Over the years, Jason worked on documenting and quality checking such varied projects as schools, financial institutions, healthcare facilities, and military projects.  He has produced advanced criminal justice planning standards for the Department of Justice, as well as advanced building design and energy standards for a 22 hospital healthcare system in the Midwest.  Jason has also worked for limited stretches as a sailing instructor, door to door salesman, and kitchen and bath designer.

Jason has performed and recorded with many bands, venues, and occasions for the enjoyment of listeners young and old alike.  “I like to play songs that I enjoy and have fun performing.  Something is wrong if you’re not enjoying the journey.”
Jason has been a late bloomer when it comes to his vocal talents.  Jason has performed with his church over the past few years in Sequim, WA.  During that time, Jason’s baritone vocal abilities have been greatly enhanced under the tutelage of world class musical director, Lorraine Martin. Lorraine’s focus on widely varied music from Hayden, Beethoven, Mozart, Negro Spirituals and contemporary songs has provided a great appreciation for the ability of music to take you to new destinations. 

Jason has provided solo and harmony performances for Lorraine at church and has gone on to sing jazz standards such as, “The More I See You”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “This Guy’s In Love.”

Jason is married and has two daughters.  He enjoys golfing, hiking, and night clubbing in his off hours.  Jason would like to see more and more of the immense musical talents of the Olympic Peninsula blossom into a destination point for those seeking wonderful music to enhance their spiritual and emotional journeys.

“Music is great vehicle to help relieve our stress and hush the inner voice within ourselves.  Music helps lead us to the here and now, the beauty of the present, the infinite depth of our existence, and our awakening to the universal Higgs Energy Field of our universe.”