About Jarrod Champion

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/composer, producer and recording engineer.  Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he's the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. 

Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues, funk, soul and traditional country/folk circuits found in and around Detroit.  He has since become fluent in genres across the board, working with artists in the realm of the aforementioned as well as pop, hip-hop, and various forms of electronic music. 

He is and has been a member of numerous musical groups in the Detroit area and has a number of his own ensembles in genres that include traditional jazz, classic soul/funk, jump blues, classic and traditional country, New Orleans-based jazz, soul, funk and rock, early rock 'n' roll,  boogie woogie and more.  Jarrod has toured both nationally and internationally in his career and has had the pleasure of playing such iconic venues as Red Rocks, the Hammerstein Ballroom, the Ryman Auditorium, the Gorge in George, the Hammersmith Apollo, to name a few. 

Jarrod is an active live and studio session musician and has written music for stage plays, film and video productions.   He has written vast amounts of original instrumental and vocal based music out of his home studio, writes, performs and records original music under various names, and can be found in top live music establishments and recording studios in and around the city of Detroit and beyond.