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At its most successful, Ribcage's diary of postmodern play-time amounts to a double-back deconstruction of "pop" music, as well as a surprisingly inventive show of control over the raw materials of pure sound. Like a cartoon character who runs off a cliff only to find himself dangling in mid-air before falling wildly to the red earth below, Pfaff runs off the edge, only to watch the cliffs crash to the red earth below..” 

—  Craig Reynolds

Biography, Releases, and Reviews



Fish Sandwich- 1989-1991

Non John Defectors-1992-1996
Rainbow Girls (Cashcow Record Co.)- 1993-1997

Lunch Ladies- 1995-1997

Ribcage (Emergency Poncho Records)- 1997-2000

Jason Pfaff- 2003-
Pfaff, Flood, and Gorman- 2006-2007
Meal- 2008-

Music for Ultras- 2016-2017



Jason Pfaff is an accomplished American composer and multidisciplinary artist with over 30 years of experience making music. He plays piano, drums, synthesizers, and sings within his own cinematic genre 'Multidimensional' (blending Classical, Ambient, Pop, Electronica, Hip Hop, Blues, and Rock). He is the brother of the late musical force, Kristen Pfaff (Hole, Geffen Records). Among many musical influences, some include Beethoven, The Cure, Daniel Lanois, and The Flaming Lips. He has worked with many accomplished musicians and closely works with Grammy-nominated music mastering engineer, Anthony Casuccio.

Performing since 1992 in and around Buffalo, New York, Jason's performances have ranged from Rock bands to Classical and Ambient piano, to Experimental Electronic based concerts with guest musicians and video artists. Jason has produced for artists locally and worldwide. He also dabbles with writing, comedy, podcasting, and film-making.

Jason released his twelfth album (first that is fully produced with vocals) "Spaceship Blues" in December of 2018, while also evolving his multi-media business- Pfaff Music. Aside, Jason’s diverse and cinematic music catalog serves independent multimedia and businesses worldwide. Some notable music placements include the HBO film “A Place in the Caribbean” (2017), “Prisoners of the Dead” (2011),  and "featured artist" track in Future Music magazine (CD 2000).

Full Biography




** Discography **

(bands and solo releases)



Misc albums, singles, and remixes: (includes various producing, engineering, mixing, and remixing credits)




Writing and Published works

  • Jason Pfaff- Ribcage: a collection of poems from 1990-2000 (33 1/3 degree Lions Press, Ventura, California (out of stock)

  • VIlla Maria College SKALD magazine- (misc.) poems 2006, 2008

  • Compilation (self published)- samples here

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