Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist.  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, soul and traditional country/folk circuits found in and around Detroit.  He is and has been a member of numerous musical groups including The Sights, Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men, Jennifer Westwood and The Handsome Devils and The Brunswick Brawlers.

Jarrod is also an active live and studio session musician and has written music for stage plays, films and video productions.  He also writes and performs his own original music under his own name releasing one full length album and two e.p.'s.  In addition, Jarrod also fronts his own jazz and blues ensembles as well as a New Orleans style jazz, blues and swing group performing under the name Jarrod Champion and the Sunny Side Street Band. 

Jarrod has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe performing at numerous festivals including South by Southwest and The Sasquatch Festival and in such classic venues as The Ryman Auditorium, The Hammerstein Ballroom and Red Rocks Amphitheater.  He is currently a house pianist at some of Detroit's finest establishments and can be found playing a wide variety of music in a town near you.

Original Recordings


Lament (original composition)

Underground Hero (original composition)

Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)