Les Jansson, had no choice in being a musician! The son of a musician whose father went so far as to name him “Les Paul Jansson”, Les began playing bass guitar at 10 years old. At that young age, he was already sitting in on Classic Rock jam sessions in his childhood living room, playing with some veteran musicians of the day.
After graduating high school, Les enrolled in Five Towns College and majored in both music business and music theory, all the while playing in several bands and becoming a highly sought after and respected musician on the Long Island- and beyond- music scene.
He writes and produces in his home recording studio and has lent his talent to many artists as a session player as well.
Les joined Christian recording artists, Chalice and toured all the U.S. from 1987 to 1991 in support of their top selling Christian rock album “Take Control”, reaching #1 in the southern U.S. markets.
Les joined, Tumblin' Dice and recorded with well known producer Brian Magee, who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Lita Ford, Patty Smith and many more. After an album promo tour with Tumblin’ Dice, Les quickly joined Big Mouth, a Brunnet/ EMI recording artist. The band went on to high acclaim & record sales in both Germany and Japan.
Recently, while in Las Vegas, a singer performing in a band recognized Les in the audience and had the spot light put on him and told the audience of Les’s musical prowess & pedigree, saying “We have one of the best bass players in the country sitting right here in our audience tonight, Mr. Les Jansson!” (His reputation certainly preceded him!)
After the show, the whole band came to take pictures, talk and trade who they knew in common stories.
Playing bass in Evolution, the world most famous Journey tribute band since 2004, has taken Les all over the country and further, playing for hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans…a few thousand of which were at the opening night after party of “Rock of Ages” on Broadway.
While still performing in Evolution today, Les has most recently joined TC Kross, a hard rocking Sony/Red recording artist whose single “Hang Over” and accompanying video is a favorite with the college crowd.