Program Books/Jason Gresl

Jason Gresl

Clarinets

Jason Gresl (clarinets). Having played bass clarinet while hanging upside-down in front of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in an impromptu performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet just after almost drowning in the Panama Canal, woodwind specialist Jason Gresl now spends his time diving from one artistic adventure into another—on one hand, exploring music with his multidisciplinary concert series, The Muses’ Workshop; his duo, Claricello; and through new music commis­sions, on the other, playing in the pit for musicals, most recentlyWicked, The Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon, and In the Heights. Last spring, he was part of a Barrymore-nominated run of Paula Vogel’s Indecent in Philadelphia (later reprising the role in Vermont). Gresl teaches at Andrews University and Lake Michigan College. In his spare time, he attempts to learn feats of wonder with playing cards and enjoys cooking Thai and Indian cuisines.