Born in San Diego, California, Jason Denner has performed throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia as an orchestral and chamber musician.
He is a founding member of the c/o chamber orchestra and has been a frequent guest of orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, including the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Komische Oper Berlin, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Bremer Philharmoniker, Bochumer Symphoniker, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt Oder, Theater Magdeburg, Theater Kiel and the Staatsoper Berlin, among many others.
From 2015-2019 he was the acting principal clarinet of the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, and from 2005-2008 Bass Clarinetist of the Evansville, Indiana Philharmonic.
He has received degrees from the Universität der Künste in Berlin, studying with Tibor Reman, Andreas Langenbuch and Francois Benda, as well as the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, with Wolfgang Meyer, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with Ronald de Kant, Steven Cohen, Ronald Aufmann and Richie Hawley.
As a chamber musician he received the first prize at the Svirel International Competition with the French-American Winds, as well as being a finalist at the German Music Conservatory Competition with the Ponte Trio. Together with the c/o chamber orchestra, he has performed at the Usedom Music Festival, Young Euro Classic Festival, and more, including live national radio broadcasts on Deutschlandfunk. In 2021 they released their debut Album "Divertissement!" on BIS records.
His work has been supported by numerous grants from the Deutscher Musikrat and the Musikfonds e.V.
In concert he “impresses … with masterful playing and great perfection” according to the Badische Neuste Nachrichten.
As a teacher he has worked with many private students, as an adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, as well as with the Musikschule Offenburg and contributing to the Digital Clarinet Academy Currently he teaches at the Musikschule "Fanny Hensel" in Berlin-Mitte.