Jason Dorsa

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Singer/Guitarist

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Jason Dorsa is a native of Long Island. Jason grew up in Holbrook and graduated from Sachem HS in 1993. He spent most of his formative years learning music by legends like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Black Crowes while also having family singalongs where he learned the harmonies to classics from The Beatles and The Eagles.


Jason studied music education in college and has been a middle school music teacher in the Hauppuage Public Schools since 2000. His teaching schedule made it possible for him to begin a performing career at small venues on nights and weekends. His early performance career consisted of showcases at 90's venues like Classy Coffee and Borders Books. In the 20+ years since he has branched out into restaurants, breweries, wineries and many other venues. Jason has also spent a lot of time performing at weddings, engagements, birthday parties, benefit concerts and various other special events.


Over nearly three decades as a performer, Jason has developed his craft and honed himself into one of the premiere singer/guitarists on Long Island. He has taken classics from The Beatles, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and many others and mixed them with modern songwriters like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and similar artists creating a playlist of more than 500 songs, all stored in his aging melon. He prides himself on his ability to maintain the integrity of the original song while melding it into his own unique vocal style and rhythmic strumming patterns.


Listeners often ask Jason why he is still performing after all of these years-They ask if the money is good. They ask if the free food and drinks keep him coming back. They ask if it's an easy way to meet people and make new friends. Inevitably, the response to these questions is all of the above, but most of all, it is about connecting with the audience. Jason is an expert at reading a room and setting his sights on stimulating every set of ears in the house with a constantly evolving setlist.

6/20 Lucharitos Center Moriches 6-9

6/21 Tap Room Rockville Centre 5-8

6/22 The Watershed Jamesport 7-10

6/23 Riverhead Brew House 11am-2pm

6/27 Jake’s 58 Casino Islandia 6-9

6/28 Kelly’s Ale House 7-10

6/29 George Martin Strip Steak 6-9

7/1 Harp & Hound Locals Night 6-9

7/5 Lucharitos Center Moriches 6-9

7/6 Riverhead Cider House 4-7

June

Feature

Rock Reimagined

Acoustification

Open Tuning

We Love The 80's

Prince of Patchogue

Playlist

The beatles

The Eagles

Elton John

Johnny Cash

Coldplay

Bob Dylan

Colin Hay

Bryan adams

The rolling stones

Aerosmith

sam cooke

ben harper

dave matthews band

Billy Joel

Jackson Browne

George Ezra

Bill Withers

the who

peter gabriel

sting

john lennon

jim croce

harry chapin

men at work

bruce springsteen

heart

u2

Stone temple pilots

Jimi hendrix

led zeppelin

black crowes

james taylor

john Mayer

the police

phil collins

the killers

lynyrd skynyrd

mumford and sons

simon & Garfunkel

And Many More......

Paramount Gallery

Experience

Wineries

Lenz

Raphael

Bedell

sherwood house

The Wine Barn

the vineyards

The Wine Cellar

Restaurants

Post Office Cafe

Harp and Hound

The Paramount

Kelly's Ale house

tap rooms

The State Room

Locale Patchogue

The Watershed

sayville bait & tackle

Spotlight @ The Paramount

Lucharitos

George Martin Strip Steak

The Coop farmingdale

Gypsy Lounge

Roc & Olive Long Beach

Breweries

Riverhead CiderHouse

Twin Fork Beer Co

Greenport Brewing

Riverhead Brew House

betterman distilling

1940's Brewing

Southpaw Brewing

DUBCO

Private events

weddings Cocktail hours

engagements Birthdays

graduations benefits

Long Island Legend


Mike Delguidice

@ The Paramount

November 17, 2023


With Special Guest:

Jason Dorsa


8pm start


Tickets here

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Testimonials

We heard Jason play at a distillery and we thought he would be a great fit for our micro wedding - and he was awesome! He had a really chill vibe during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner and provided a beautiful ambience. He was quick to respond to any questions and was able to prepare a few special songs for our day for the processional, recessional, and our first dance. Our favorite part of the night was during the cake cutting when Jason played “Crazy Train,” which was improvised and made us laugh. It really stands out in our memory as a unique moment. We would not hesitate to hire Jason for an event again. He did a wonderful job with the songs he learned for us, and knows a large repertoire of songs that we enjoyed. Jason even let my friend jump in and sing a duet with him, which was totally unplanned and sweet. Thank you so much, Jason!

~Aimee and ezra - East End

Experiencing the acoustics of Jason Dorsa is an absolute must see!! Jason exudes a talent that is simply flawless and his shows never disappoint. Aside from his natural raw talent, he’s one with the guitar and a storyteller with his voice. His connection to his audience ignites nostalgia and the joy that only music can bring. Pairing with his personable and appreciative manner, you can’t help but enjoy a great performance.

~Stephanie - North Shore

We hired Jason for our annual 4th of July party and he brought the party to that next level. The guests were entertained for hours with great music and the unmatched talent of jason. He took requests and played every song that was asked of him. We immediately booked him for the following year on the spot and will definitely be using him for other functions. I highly recommend hiring Jason for all and any occasions.

~Mike and Doreen - Lindenhurst

Testimonials

We've enjoyed Jason's performing several times at Lenz Winery so when we decided to have a backyard party with entertainment we immediately thought of Jason. He was wonderful! His singing and playing were great! It really made the party! Thanks Jason!

~Daniel - East Marion

Jason Dorsa’s voice reminds me of Rod Stewart- a really, really good singer! His voice has a nice bit of blues and rasp in it. Bluesy and raspy- and he really knows when to lean into these qualities in his songs. Jason elevates any venue he plays in, carefully curating his set to complement and enhance his environment. He is a thoughtful, soulful performer. A true gem.

~Jane - Sayville

Jason Dorsa is everything you want in a musician and performer! He is a true professional and an amazing entertainer and educator. Jason is well versed in rock, pop, jazz and classical music and puts his stamp on everything he plays. His voice is soulful and interesting and can transform any song into something original and captivating.

Jason is well known for being the area’s premiere acoustic musician and plays venues all over Long Island, NYC and New Jersey. He is a fantastic musician with the ability to connect with an audience and his fans. Jason Dorsa is the real deal and a true artist in every sense of the word. I hope you are lucky enough to get to see him in person….you won’t be disappointed!

~MIchelle - New Jersey

Testimonials

We are always looking for good live music and finally found it with Jay. Jay has an amazing voice, is so talented and covers a wide range of music. He even mixes in some original music upon request. he never disappoints!! He is a great entertainer who always creates the perfect atmosphere for an enjoyable afternoon or evening. We highly recommend that you check out Jay.

~Erin and Dave - North Shore

After My mother in law had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, jason played at our mother's day celebration. We were afraid this might be our last mother's day with her and wanted to make it really special. jason made our day so memorable and unforgettable. there is one particular memory i have of my mother in law bumping butts with my aunt and dancing with so much joy and laughter. Jason's wide variety of songs and genres had something for everyone, and his voice is so versatile. we loved just sitting together with family and soaking in the music. we will never forget that day

~Molly and Joe - Dix Hills

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Acoustic Guitar Illustration

Fall Gigs

11/13/23 - well this was an interesting week. Started off busy with a great night at the post office on wednesday. Thursday i was offered a slot opening for Mike delguidice at the Paramount in huntington, which is basically my dream come true. Southpaw brewing was great on thursday evening. Friday was a stellar evening at the riverhead Ciderhouse and saturday was a terrific first gig at bedell in peconic. This week is going to be epic!!!!! I am tuning up on thursday night at Sayville bait & Tackle and then Friday is the show of a lifetime at the paramount. I am so honored to share the stage with mike and the boys. tickets are still available, so jump on that. Saturday I will be at the wine cellar in northport. people ask me if i ever get tired trying to keep up with this schedule? My response is usually ‘I have no time to be tired. Get some sleep, drink a lot of tea with honey and rock on!!! See you soon.......