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Jason Freese: The Man Behind the Keys

This world is full of dreamers, innovators, and hard workers. When you put all three of these traits together, you get a man live Jason Freese. Jason is a hometown hero to many people in the Placentia-Yorba Linda area of California and especially to the aspiring musicians of El Dorado High School.

Just recently, El Dorado alumni Jason Freese and his band mates in Green Day (ever heard of them?) were admitted into the rock and roll hall of fame. However, for this pianist, success did not come easy.

Jason Freese had to work hours on end, work with instructors, and often went unappreciated by the gigs he accepted. Like any aspiring artist, Jason was still working on making a name for himself.

Now, with surmounting success behind him, Jason often gives back to El Dorado and gives insight to more aspiring musicians. Hopefully this video will encourage more musicians and artists likewise.

For more information of Jason Freese, his website is:


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Adam Gorny

Adam Gorny, 18, is a senior at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California where he is enrolled in the Digital Media Arts Academy and FilmEd* Academy of the Arts. He has had work screened at the Hollywood Intl. Film Festival, the Orange County Film Festival, and the Archer Film Festival. He has applied to many film colleges where he looks to focus on screenwriting and directing.

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