I'm For Hire!

Any and all projects profiled here within this website (and more that aren't!) are for hire.  I work as a solo act or with several different bands and musicians that are able to provide the perfect atmosphere for any situation.  If you see something you like, let me know!  Simply contact me from the "Contact" page, let me know what strikes your fancy, and we'll chat.  I'm available to play events, private and public, and establishments of all kinds.  I also do live and studio session work for a variety of different genres.  For any of your entertainment needs, no matter what they are, and I will provide! 


WDET:  Culture City Weekend Feature
His roots are deep in Detroit, but  when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the dixieland and delta. Ask anyone, he’s one of the best in the city. If it’s top notch Detroit made music you seek, look no further.
- WDET's Travis Wright

Jarrod played at my husband's 40th birthday party in our home.  He was super easy to work with, (even) came a month before the event to tune our piano and perform a song.  He was very professional, always responsive and catered the music towards my husband's taste.  When he arrived, I was busy with other vendors and he needed no direction.  He was set up and ready to roll without me having to say a word.  He played guest requests, learned my husband's favorite song (and played it at the perfect moment) and was a joy to have at the event.  There wasn't a guest that didn't compliment the music and ask how I found him.  I highly recommend Jarrod!

- Hillary O. (Thumbtack review)

"Jarrod did an excellent job. Very professional.  His musicianship is excellent. I will recommend Jarrod to anyone."  
(Five Stars!)

-Ron M. (Thumbtack review)

"Jarrod Champion was an amazing find for our wedding on June 20th, 2015.  We searched high and low through all (the) internet wedding sites until finally deciding on Jarrod because he fit the bill of a high energy jazz/rhythm/blues musician that could play everything from light classical/R&B for the ceremony to classic rock/upbeat jazz/blues to get people out on the dance floor during the party.  We received a ton of praise from our guests whom thoroughly enjoyed the 4 piece band he had put together.  Jarrod was very professional, learned various new songs for us and did a great job working with us to create a customized Spotify playlist that could be played during breaks and special moments (including Brazilian music).  We would definitely recommend Jarrod again and have already passed on his contact information to some of our friends"
- Nick & Deb (GigMasters review)

"Jarrod was such a great addition to our small wedding reception held in Ann Arbor! We received tons of positive feedback during the event regarding his playing. He was extremely professional and accommodating, even learning a requested song beforehand for our "first dance". He was prompt and needed almost no direction from us - clearly a professional, experienced performer. Thank you so much, Jarrod! It was exactly what we were hoping for! =)"

- Lauren and Patrick

"Jarrod played piano and (sang) for a 40th birthday party we hosted. He was very professional, prompt, courteous, and did a nice job of reading the crowd. He played a variety of classics from Frank Sinatra to Motown. We had many guests comment that Jarrod did a great job, and what a nice touch it was to the party. I would definitely hire him again for another event. Thanks so much!"

- Tracy W.

"Jarrod was an absolute pleasure to work with! He played music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and entire reception! He did not need any direction during on our Big Day, he is a true professional and knew exactly where to be and what to play! Jarrod put together a jazz quartet for our reception and it was absolutely perfect! They played great music and all of our guests raved about it! Whether you are looking for background cocktail music, or getting people onto the dance floor, you will not be disappointed. We wanted jazz, New Orleans style blues/jazz and that's exactly what we got! I still have several of the songs he played stuck in my head! If you are looking for a musician to play fun upbeat music for your event - this is it! Thank you Jarrod!"