As one of the most exciting guitarists of his generation, Jason Deroche fuses an Old World tradition with an understanding of the Pop culture that exists today. Playing anything from Bach to Beatles, Deroche leaves his audiences delighted with his relaxed performance style and candid sense of humor. The diversity of his abilities has led to some unique and broad collaborations. Deroche has shared the studio and stage with artists ranging from members of 80's supergroups Survivor and Toto to some of Chicago's finest classical musicians. Past seasons have included appearances as a soloist with the Cherokee Symphony, the Mount Prospect Community Band, and the Oberon Chamber Orchestra. Deroche currently performs regularly with the Chicago based Avanti Guitar Trio. Avanti is a groundbreaking ensemble concertizing nationally and premiering new works for guitar trio. Deroche is also an active member of the Ondas Ensemble. Ondas specializes in promoting music of the Americas through composer collaboration, education, and outreach. As a recording artist, Deroche has written, produced, and performed on many recordings across multiple genres. His album “Bach to Brazil- Music for Guitar and Harp” has been heard on fine arts stations nationally and abroad.
Deroche is highly sought after as an instructor of the guitar. He has been a guest clinician at many high schools and colleges in the Chicago area. Students of all ages and abilities enjoy his unique insight and relevant instruction that could only come from a lifelong intimacy with the guitar. Please visit: