While attending Purdue University, Jason Tang divided his time (not always wisely) between engineering classes, working as a photographer for the daily student newspaper, and attending concerts. Those skills came full circle when he moved from Chicago to Seattle in 2006. He began working full-time at Boeing and shooting concerts nights and weekends, something he still does to this day.
Jason is currently site partner and art director of Seattle-based music blog Seattle Music Insider and is one of the house photographers for Seattle Living Room Shows, Seattle Secret Shows, The Triple Door, and Columbia City Theater.
He also works closely with many local non-profit organizations such as Seattle Theatre Group, Melodic Caring Project, Team Up For Nonprofits, and Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
His work has been published in national & international press including Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, KEXP, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, City Arts Magazine, and Los Angeles Times.
In the past few years, Jason’s work has been used for press/promo supporting the meteoric rise of artists such as The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, and Allen Stone. Last April, he took second place at The Triple Door’s inaugural Rocktographer showcase.
From small living rooms and bars to huge festivals and arena shows, you can usually catch Jason covering shows around town several nights a week. When he’s not working or behind the camera, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Rita and their two dogs Munch and Chewie, playing sports, and traveling. He also has a strange fascination with penguins.