Jason Freese

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Jason Freese
Freese performing with Green Day at the Bowery Ballroom
Background information
Born (1975-01-12) January 12, 1975 (age 49)
OriginOrange County, California, U.S.
  • Keyboards
  • saxophone
  • flute
  • trombone
  • vocals
  • guitar
Years active1992–present
RelativesJosh Freese (brother)
Member of

Jason Freese (born January 12, 1975) is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist. As a studio musician, he has performed on over 50 albums, mainly on saxophones and keyboards, including for artists Green Day, Dr. Dre, Pitbull, Avenged Sevenfold, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jewel.[1] He is the son of tuba soloist Stan Freese and the younger brother of drummer Josh Freese.[2][1]

Jason has performed as a studio musician and touring member in Green Day since 2004. He has performed on their American Idiot World Tour, 21st Century Breakdown World Tour, 99 Revolutions Tour, Revolution Radio Tour, and Hella Mega Tour and appeared on their live albums Bullet in a Bible and Awesome as Fuck. His performing credits most often consist of saxophone, piano, and keyboards.[1] His credits as a producer include Jewel's 2009 album Lullaby and Death by Stereo's 2009 album Death Is My Only Friend.[1]

He is based in Fullerton, California.[3]


Release date Artist Title Credits
1996-10-08 The Vandals Oi to the World! saxophone[1]
1997 Ex-Idols Who We Are saxophone[1]
1998-06-23 The Vandals Hitler Bad, Vandals Good saxophone[1]
1999-03-09 Joe Sherbanee The Road Ahead tenor saxophone[1]
2000-07-11 Josh Freese The Notorious One Man Orgy piano, saxophone[1]
2000-11-21 Dweezil Zappa Automatic performer[1]
2001-09-18 Los Calzones Plastico keyboards[1]
2001-11-27 various artists The Concert for New York City keyboards[1]
2002-09-27 Lazlo Bane All the Time in the World saxophone
2003-01-28 Engelbert Humperdinck Definition of Love backing vocals, saxophone, keyboards[1]
2003-05-06 NOFX The War on Errorism saxophone[1]
2003-06-27 Jeff Scott Soto Prism saxophone[1]
2003-08-05 Stripsearch Stripsearch saxophone[1]
2004-09-28 Klear Makin' Noise keyboards, bells, Hammond organ, whistling[1]
2004-03-30 Rennie Pilgrem Y4K saxophone[1]
2004-05-04 Kimberley Locke One Love horn[1]
2004-05-11 Ellis Hall Straight Ahead tenor saxophone[1]
2004-07-27 Tommy Stinson Village Gorilla Head saxophone[1]
2004-09-21 Green Day American Idiot saxophone[1]
2004-09-28 Afrika Bambaataa Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light saxophone[1]
2004-09-28 The Juliet Dagger Turn Up the Death keyboards[1]
2004-09-28 Last Conservative On to the Next One keyboards[1]
2004-10-26 Fredalba Uptown Music for Downtown Kids keyboards[1]
2004-11-02 A Perfect Circle Emotive baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone[1]
2004-11-23 Goo Goo Dolls Live in Buffalo: July 4, 2004 keyboards, percussion, saxophone[1]
2005-03-15 various artists Drum Nation, Volume Two saxophone[1]
2005-05-10 Weezer Make Believe saxophone[1]
2005-08-23 Aphrodite Overdrive saxophone[1]
2005-11-15 Green Day Bullet in a Bible backing vocals, saxophone, trombone, keyboards, acoustic guitar, accordion[1]
2006-02-25 Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In keyboards[1]
2006-06-13 Busta Rhymes The Big Bang saxophone[1]
2006-07-11 Zebrahead Broadcast to the World musician, composer, instrumentation[1]
2006-09-19 Faulter Darling Buds of May organ[1]
2006-10-31 Viva Death One Percent Panic baritone saxophone[1]
2006-11-21 Rock Star Supernova Rock Star Supernova musician[1]
2007-06-26 Forty Marshas Forty Marshas saxophone, piano, keyboards[1]
2007-07-10 Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga saxophone[1]
2007-09-10 One Small Step for Landmines One Small Step for Landmines Hammond organ[1]
2008-01-22 The Whigs Mission Control baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone[1]
2008-04-08 P.O.D. When Angels & Serpents Dance keyboards[1]
2008-04-22 Foxboro Hot Tubs Stop Drop and Roll!!! keyboard, saxophone, flute, backing vocals
2008-06-03 Jewel Perfectly Clear mellotron, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer organ, strings[1]
2008-06-23 Fandangle Fly Away keyboards[1]
2008-08-05 Zebrahead Phoenix backing vocals, musician, demo coordinator[1]
2008-08-05 Jimmy Kane A Constant State of Motion piano[1]
2009-04-14 Josh Freese Since 1972 saxophone[4]
2009-04-28 NOFX Coaster keyboards[1]
2009-05-05 Jewel Lullaby producer, mellotron, triangle, accordion, piano[1]
2009-05-15 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown piano[1]
2009-06-02 Candy Now! Candy Now! clarinet[1]
2009-07-07 Death by Stereo Death Is My Only Friend producer, backing vocals, instrumentation, recording engineer, composer[1]
2009-07-07 Yves Klein Blue Ragged & Ecstatic tenor saxophone[1]
2010-06-08 Jewel Sweet and Wild mellotron, glockenspiel[1]
2011-03-22 Green Day Awesome as Fuck keyboards, horns, backing vocals[1][5]
2011-07-27 Zebrahead Get Nice! producer, instrumentation, pre-production, backing vocals, recording engineer
2012-06-01 Vicci Martinez Vicci keyboards
2012-06-19 LIT The View from the Bottom Hammond B3, piano, strings
2013-04-09 Face To Face Three Chords and a Half Truth Hammond B3, tenor sax
2014-09-29 Gerard Way Hesitant Alien baritone saxophone
2014-11-21 Pitbull Globalization saxophone
2015-07-17 Sublime With Rome Sirens drums, percussion
2015-08-07 Dr. Dre Compton saxophone
2016-10-28 Avenged Sevenfold The Stage keyboards
2017-11-17 Green Day God's Favorite Band piano
2018-06-29 The Interrupters Fight the Good Fight saxophone
2022-08-05 The Interrupters In The Wild saxophone


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc "Jason Freese: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
  2. ^ freese family
  3. ^ The Family Business: Stan Freese and Sons Josh and Jason | OC Weekly Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Since 1972 (CD liner notes). Josh Freese. Outerscope Records. 2009.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Awesome as Fuck (CD/DVD booklet). Green Day. Burbank, California: Reprise Records. 2011. 526235-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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