Midday Classical Announcer
Jennifer has been a classical host at CapRadio for several years now, but she’s been talking about music long before that! A musical alum of Sac State, Jennifer is an avid performer in the community and host of many artistic events in the area. You may have seen her in her role as Artistic Director of vocal ensemble RSVP, Music Director and pianist for the Rogue Music Project (along with morning classical host Kevin Doherty!), or as pianist and founding member of Citywater, modern instrumental sextet currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSUS (www.citywatermusic.com).
Performing is Jennifer’s first love, and she has performed internationally as pianist, vocalist and director, including nine festival and tour appearances in Europe, two in Carnegie Hall, and a blissful one in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. She has also shared the stage with such noteworthy artists/personalities as John Rutter, members of Journey, Tower of Power, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone, Governor Jerry Brown and Billy Bob Thornton.
In 2016, the Sacramento Business Journal named Jennifer on its 40 Under 40 list of young professionals excelling in their careers.
Away from music, Jennifer can be found outdoors getting lost in the back country with her backpack, or anywhere fine and delicious foods can be found.
CapRadio is bringing together music lovers with local musicians hit hard by the pandemic through our first-ever Summer Concert Series, a series of one-hour radio specials and video performances.
In your car, at work, or at home, enjoy CapRadio's relaxing and inspiring selection of classical music. Our daily playlists provide information on the pieces, performers and composers featured, plus links if you're interested in buying music.
July 22, 2022
Composer Carlos Simon sheds light on a dark moment in Georgetown University’s history with a 21st-century rendering of an old musical form.
March 18, 2022
Simone Dinnerstein completes her pandemic trilogy with her newest album, “Undersong.” The project delves into her moods and feelings during the pandemic, even capturing some of the intimate sounds of home on the record.
December 21, 2021
CapRadio's classical hosts share the music they loved from 2021.
November 6, 2021
The eldest sibling of Britain’s first family of music makes a splash with her recent album, “Summertime.”
July 9, 2021
Both women have chosen their programs as a testament to the violence against Asians occurring at this time, and against all forms of racial judgement. You will hear a variety of musical styles, and diversity in gender and ethnicity in the music.
July 2, 2021
Brennen Milton has twice been invited to Carnegie Hall, once as the winner of the Golden Classical Musical Awards, and will speak to that journey as a Black man. He will also talk about his second passion: designing clothes!
June 25, 2021
A beautiful juxtaposition of old and new, the young rising star and the established veteran performer: the second performance in CapRadio's Summer Concert series features soprano Carrie Hennessey, tenor Taylor Thompson and pianist Jennifer Reason.
June 15, 2021
CapRadio is bringing together music lovers with local musicians hit hard by the pandemic through our Summer Concert Series, a series of one-hour radio specials and video performances. Here's a closer look at the artists performing in the series.
May 21, 2021
CapRadio midday classical host Jennifer Reason interviews the British pianist about his new album, exploring the deeper meaning of Liszt’s music and the personal connection he has to it.
March 2, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Jennifer Reason highlights the cultural contributions of female composers from past and present.