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Meet Jason Bennett (Keyboards)

Jason is a lawyer by day and a musician by night. At times, he has combined the two — including writing and recording an original blues song that won a contract-law humor contest during law school.

Raised in Lafayette, Jason graduated from Jefferson High School, where he was active in the choral department as both a singer and a keyboardist, and was mentored by Enter Love’s music director, Eric Van Cleave. Jason then earned a bachelor’s degree at Wabash College, with a double major in philosophy and music. At Wabash, Jason performed in the Jazz Band for one year, and sang in the Glee Club for all four years.

After earning his law degree from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2001, Jason returned to Lafayette, and has practiced law at Bennett Boehning & Clary ever since. He sang with the Bach Chorale Singers for several years, and still serves on the Chorale’s Board of Directors.

Jason lives in Lafayette with his wife and son, and is a member of St. Alexis Orthodox Church

What’s your favorite musical that isn’t named Enter Love?
Though it’s a “classic” by now, Jesus Christ Superstar was so groundbreaking, and so varied in its styles, that it gets my nod.

How old were you when you first performed?
Probably about 6 or 7, singing a solo at church.

If your life was made into a movie, who would play you?
Whoever was the hunkiest, most-desirable actor at the time the movie was made. (Hey, if a movie about me is going to be halfway interesting, they’ll have to break from reality pretty far — so might as well go all the way!)

Who should host the Tony awards next year?
Kanye West. Perhaps if he gets the spotlight at the Tonys, he’ll stop interrupting other award recipients and other award shows.

Who’s your favorite performer?
My favorite performer is Brandon Knechtel, for his sheer versatility. Besides his considerable accomplishments in arranging, producing, and performing music, he’s also an unsung visionary in broadcasting. As early as his freshman year of high school, he pioneered the genre of “reality radio” as a special on-air guest on WJEF radio. His show was cancelled very early in its first run by an unappreciative station manager, and was unfairly overlooked for the 1991 Peabody Awards. Nevertheless, the present-day success of the “reality” genre in the television medium proves that Brandon was simply ahead of his time with the concept. He really is a man of many talents, and I respect him tremendously.

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