JASON PARFAIT was born in Houma, Louisiana. As a saxophone player, Jason Parfait was always surrounded by musicians in his family. Both parents were vocalists and his father was an avid guitar player. During his school age years, Jason was always involved with the school band and then at age 17 began his professional career, with his step-father, in the Bourre’ Band. This beginning led to his participation and recordings with Treater, Don Rich, Foret Tradition, and his involvement and contributions with over 60 albums.
With Jason’s passion for the saxophone, his influences included Junior Walker, King Curtis, Jon Smith (Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Toto, and Doobie Brothers), Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis and the News), Lenny Pickett (Tower of Power), Richard Elliot, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright. With such a wide range of musical interests and with this variety of exposure, Jason has the talent and ability to play any style of music.
Some of his accomplishments include his performance at the Miss USA pageant with Marc Broussard, and his featuring at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for 3 years. One of the highlights of his career was performing with Percy Sledge and appearing in two movies, The Badge and Happy, Here and Now. With an extensive list of contributions to known talent, Jason has worked with musicians such as TK Hulin, GG Shin, Johnnie Allan, Jivin’ Gene, Joe Barry, Tommy Mclain, Jerry LaCroix, Warren Storm, Willie Tee, The Fabulous Boogie Kings, Wayne Toups, and T Graham Brown.
Jason is a father of four children who are also inclined to the arts: Jason Michael Parfait (saxophone), Nate Parfait (sings), Kerrie Parfait (saxophone), and Kaylee Parfait (sings and dances). Much to be proud of!
Currently, Jason averages 150 performances per year with a continued list of seasoned bands and musicians. Recently, he has begun his long time goal of completing his first solo album. Because of his respected position among saxophone artists, he has endorsement roles with Sax Dakota Saxophones, JH Audio Earbuds, and Pfantom Sound Mouthpieces.
His videos can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/lasaxman.
Jason performs exclusively on his Dakota SDT-XR 92 Raw Brass Tenor Sax.