May 27, 2020

The H.A.V.E. Project Season 2 Episode 4 Jason Moynihan

This episode features WNY musician Jason Moynihan. Jason's father was in the Air Force when he was young and he has a heart for Veterans. As an adult, Jason is a professional freelance musician that plays Saxophone, Piano, and Guitar. He has an extensive experience in touring, recording and education.  Jason graduated from Berklee College of  Music in '94 (Music Performance and a Minor in Arranging).

In late 1999, while playing in various bands in Chicago, he was asked to play with the legendary Blues, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and 6 time Grammy award winner, Buddy Guy. He played in Buddy Guy's band from 1999 until 2006. They played every state in America and 20+ countries, in just the first two years. Jason's passport had "more stamps than a stamp collection." While playing with Mr. Guy, he also got a chance to be on national television a half dozen times (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 3 times, Craig Ferguson Show twice, Jimmie Kimmel Show and The Jools Holland Show in the UK with REM and Yoko Ono). 

Throughout Jason's amazing career he has played with some of his idols while with Mr.Guy...Carlos Santana, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Robert Plant, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, Johnny Lang, Zak Wylde, Jools Holland, Cheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Dr.John, Van Morrison, Little Milton, Kid Rock, Ike Turner, Actor Richard Gere,  Lou Ann Barton, Kim Wilson, and many others.

Jason shared with us about his experiences in life and everything that he has been through to become the person he is today. His interview is candid and very heartfelt. We hope you enjoy the interview as much we enjoyed recording it.

To find out more info on Jason check out his website:

Here is a great video of Jay in The Buddy Guy Band with  Superstar John Mayer @ Farm Aid 2005:

Here is another video of Jay in The Buddy Guy Band with Guitar Legend Carlos Santana @ The Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland 2004:

Discography (selected) :

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana- Plays Blues at Montreux 2004 (2008 single 90min. DVD/Eagle Rock Entertainment)

Carlos Santana Presents:  Blues at Montreux 2004 (2006  3 DVD Box Set/Eagle Rock Entertainment).

Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy Box Set (2007 3 DVD Box Set/Silvertone Records).

Buddy Guy Live at Legends January 2004 (11 Live Cd’s)(2004 Pirate Entertainment/Silvertone Records).


Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of the H.A.V.E. Project.

Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.

Music from: "4BC" on, "TexasMusicForge" on, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon -" on

 2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

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