“Jason Camelio is the embodiment of the highest professional standards, a creator and innovator, and most importantly a great human being.” – Damien Bracken (Higher Education Professional, Pianist, Vocalist and Songwriter)
"I have known Jason Camelio for over 20 years, and I find him to be one of the most versatile, resourceful and knowledgeable people I know at Berklee." - Rick Peckham (Guitarist, Artist and Educator)
"Jason has enormous respect and sensitivity for different cultures and music. Collaborations he has made have propelled the Berklee brand into different venues and institutions around the world." - Debbie Bieri (Advancement Specialist)
"Jason inspired and help me become the professional I am today.” – Nannette Velez (Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation)
"Jason’s attitude and genuine willingness to contribute to those around him were evident since we first met. It is very easy to speak about his musical prowess, his natural talent, work ethic and ability to contribute to every facet of a musical performance. He is truly an inspiration to me." - Leandro Pelligrino (Guitarist, Composer, Educator and winner of the 2013 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition)
"He is global minded.” – Charles Kim (CEO of SJA Music Institute & SillyMann)
"Jason does terrific work - excellent musician, entrepreneur, diplomatic. Brilliant!" - Jim Odgren (Saxophonist, Artist and Educator)
"I can attest that he's not only a great musician, but a great composer. The brief stint I had playing his ensemble music was some of the most fun I ever had as a guitarist." - Marcio Philomena (Guitarist and Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition Finalist)"
Jason Camelio may not always be the tallest person in the room, but based on my relationship with him as his friend and colleague and business partner since 1996, I can easily confirm that he will be everything good and right and decent and intelligent and kind and generous and wise and experienced and helpful and techno-savvy and talented and brilliant and musical and artistic and creative and inventive and imaginative and gracious and trustworthy and honest and witty and comical and dedicated and smart and knowledgeable and devoted and accommodating and resourceful and reliable and fair and loyal and hard-working and respectful and honorable and humane and understanding and just generally great to be around that a human being can be." - Hal Crook
Jason Camelio is a composer, arranger, songwriter, trombonist, guitarist, producer and global educational programs and partnerships developer. He leads his jazz octet Bending Dogma; co-founded the Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB), a jazz composers' workshop big band; and is the co-leader, guitarist and songwriter in the rock group DÚBH ("Atom Bomb" single 2019 and "This is DÚBH" 2016). The BBEBB, the Fenway Brass Art Orchestra (for which he also was the co-director), Phil Wilson's Rainbow Band, Greg Hopkin's Concert Jazz Orchestra and the Big Band of the National Conservatory of Music - Dominican Republic have performed his original compositions and arrangements. He is also the founder of BIRN GLOBAL an amazing internet radio station featuring music from around the world!
As a trombonist, Jason performs on many recording sessions, at festivals and in various concerts around the globe. Events at which he has performed ranged from those in other countries such as the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, Hue Festival (Vietnam) and Panama Jazz Festival; to those Stateside, including Clearwater Jazz Festival, Beantown Jazz Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Vineyard Vibes, San Jose Jazz Festival, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Jazz on the Water and still others.
Jason has performed with artists and groups such as Kimo William's Kimotion, Creative Ensemble Collective (featuring Donny McCaslin and Jeff Taylor), Phil Wilson, Oscar Stagnaro, Eguie Castrillo and His Orchestra, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (JCA), Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Fernando Huergo Big Band, Jim Odgren, Jim Kelly, Ryles Jazz Orchestra, Big and Phat Jazz Orchestra, Boston Horns Big Band, Picante Salsa, Impacto Latino, Puerto Rico Latin Sound and many more.
Recordings Jason co-produced, written and/or performed on include Phil Wilson's From the Vault, Vol. 1 with Alex Leiva; "Atom Bomb" and "This is DÚBH" by DÚBH; and performances include Dweezil Zappa's “Via Zammata’, "Danilo Perez’s "The Panama Suite”; Stephen Webber's “Stylus Symphony;” Mike MacAllister's "Finder's Keepers;” Christine Fawson's "Happy Talk,” featuring Phil Wilson; Berklee College of Music’s “60th Anniversary Faculty Composers Series;” a soon-to-be-released recordings such as Chris Opperman's "Chamber Music From Hell with Kurt Morgan, trombonist and composer Bob Pilkington and more.
As the assistant vice president for global initiatives at Berklee, Jason works with a range of creative and passionate people from educational, business and government entities; developing opportunities for skilled, talented and motivated performing artists to reach their career goals. Jason engages globally with top performing arts institutions, festivals, artists and students.