For as long as he can remember, Tanzer dreamed of becoming an artist. Not one to be pigeonholed into any singular category of the entertainment industry, the Los Angeles native instead fully immersed himself inside “The Biz,” exploring, studying, and mastering as many different facets of the industry as he could. As a result, he has turned that childhood dream into an impressive and highly respected career as a professional musician, songwriter, author, and prolific entertainment producer, whose production credits include numerous records, films, television pilots, live theatrical productions, and concerts. Currently living and working in Las Vegas, Tanzer is the founder, owner, and CEO of Dustree Productions Inc., a full-service production company and record label that has raised the bar and set a new standard for successfully producing in all mediums, and not just in “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” but nationally and internationally as well.
Over the years, Tanzer has worked with such diverse artists as Clockwise (RCA 2001); Franky Perez (Lava 2003); Industry (2004); NBC’s “Nashville Star” Finalists Third Town (2008); The Objex (Crownn Recording Group); OK! TV star, Jaymes Vaughan; Chippendales stars, Jaymes & James, from CBS’ “The Amazing Race” Season 21 (2013); “American Idol” Season 9’s Sham Lewis (2014); and Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “Star Tomorrow” and FOX’s “Thirty Seconds to Fame” (2014).
Tanzer has also lent his talents to the independent films Bouncing Vegas, The Street Sweeper, and Creep. In addition, he has created the reality show Babysitting the Bands, currently under consideration, and has authored the book, Start A Successful Cover Band, slated to be released in 2016.
As a record producer, Tanzer is equally as eclectic and has been responsible for placing numerous tracks on iTunes’ Dance, Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, and R&B charts over the years. Recent singles on which he has written, performed, and produced include: “Tonight”*, “Light Up The Skies”* , “#SEXTING”, “Easy Love”, “’Round The World”*, “Last Word”*, “The Last Goodbye”*, “All Night”*, “I Want Your Lovin”*, “Woman”*, “Not Giving Up”*, “Shoo-Bop (Bitch)”*, “A Boy Like You”*, “Heartbreak“*, “That’s Ok“*, “Dangerous“*, “In The Dark“*, “Another Day“* and “Blink Of An Eye“*.
(“*” indicate songs mixed by Juno Award Winner, Dan Brodbeck, 2010’s Recording Engineer of the Year for his work on the songs “Apple of My Eye” and “Be Careful” from Dolores O’Riordan’s album, No Baggage).
Tanzer is a sought-after theatrical producer as well, and has been developing the world premieres of several stage productions, including HIP HOPera – The Musical, and Confessions Of A Showgirl (created by Maren Wade and the writer and producer of the hit sitcom Roseanne, Stevie Ray Fromstein), and Wouldn’t It Be Good (created by Broadway star, Douglas Crawford). Most recently, Tanzer was named Creative Director and Producer of Pawn It Or Keep It Live, a full-scale touring production game show he created featuring Les and Seth Gold, stars of Tru TV’s hit reality show, Hardcore Pawn.
It’s not the sheer body of Tanzer’s resume that’s most impressive, but rather the care and professionalism that has gone into that work that distinguishes him from so many others in the entertainment industry. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Tanzer prides himself on his work ethic and works tirelessly to carefully nurture, develop, and maximize the potential of each artist and every project he takes on. It’s no wonder he has earned the respect of so many industry professionals and has continued to be a driving force in the often fickle worlds of music, stage, and screen.
In 2015, Jason Tanzer was awarded the distinction of being named one of “Las Vegas’ Top 100 Men Of The Year” by MYVEGAS magazine. All things considered, it’s clear that that boy from Los Angeles has realized his dream of becoming an artist. And clearer still: he’s just getting started…