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'''Jason Warner''' (born 1975) and '''deMarco DeCiccio''' (born 1976) are a Christian musical duo (and [[life partner|life partners]]) with outreach to the [[LGBT]] community.
'''Jason Warner''' (b. 1975) and '''deMarco DeCiccio''' (b. 1976) are the titular members of the pop music duo Jason & deMarco. Jason & deMarco are perhaps best described as a gay Christian rock band. They are partners not only in making music of a mostly inspirational/spiritual nature, but also in life, as sweethearts. Their journey has led them to go mainstream which by default will allow them to reach more people with their music.
 
   
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== Background ==
A quote from Warner from an interview with the magazine the Advocate: "It is man that says Homosexuals will go to hell, not GOD."
 
   
 
Robert Jason Nicewarner, who changed his name to "Jason Warner" before becoming a duo with deMarco, is a 1997 graduate of Lee University in Tennessee, and comes from a Pentecostal faith background. Marco DeCiccio, who is now known as deMarco, grew up a Roman Catholic, is a native of [[Canada]] and a 1999 graduate of York University.
According to their web site, Jason and deMarco met in 2001 in Los Angeles, and after dating for a year, they began making music together. They have released five albums and a single together as of 2006:
 
   
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Jason and deMarco met in 2001 in Hollywood, California. Before launching their duo act, deMarco was a lead in the international touring company of the musical "California Dream Men" and Jason was a Christian artist in mainline traditional Gospel groups, and then as a solo artist touring mostly through [[Metropolitan Community Church]], gay-accepting churches. The duo released their first album together, ''The Spirit of Christmas'', in 2002 followed by 2003's ''Songs for the Spirit''. In 2004, they appeared on the cover of ''[[The Advocate]]'' magazine with their new album ''Spirit Pop''. In early 2005, they started working with Letthead Productions, a recording studio and production company based in Houston. They released their fourth album, ''Till the End of Time'', produced by Alan Lett, with additional production from Joe Hogue, Eddie X and Luigie Gonzalez. Seven of the album's twelve songs are written by Jason and deMarco.
*''The Spirit of Christmas'' (2002)
 
*''Songs for the Spirit'' (2003)
 
*''Spirit Pop'' (2004)
 
*"Trying to Get to You - the remixes" (2006)
 
*''Till the End of Time'' (2006)
 
* ''Halo''
 
   
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Jason and deMarco's first single, "Trying to Get to You," climbed the Billboard Charts and their second single, "This is Love", won "Music Video of the Year 2006" on MTV's LOGO. A full-length feature documentary film entitled ''We're All Angels'' premiered at NewFest 2007 (the 19th Annual [[New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival|New York LGBT Film Festival]]), and at [[Outfest]] 2007 (the 25th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). They have a fan club "The Angel Club," based on the ''We're All Angels'' documentary.
Warner is a 1997 graduate of [[Lee University]] in [[Tennessee]], and comes from a Pentecostal faith background. DeCiccio, who grew up a Roman Catholic, is a native of [[Canada]] and a 1999 graduate of [[York University]].
 
   
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In 2007, Jason joined the staff at Unity Church of Christianity in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Howard Caesar. He is a Young Adult and Youth Leader as well as a Contemporary Worship Leader, performing with deMarco.<ref>http://www.scucaregion.com/NGU.html</ref>
==External links==
 
*[http://www.jasonanddemarco.com/ Jason and deMarco home page]
 
   
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The couple [[Same-sex marriage|married]] in Los Angeles in 2008 prior to the passage of [[California Proposition 8 (2008)|Proposition 8]].<ref>http://www.gay-sd.com/jason-demarco-return/</ref><ref>http://www.jasonanddemarco.com/forum/topics/answers-about-jds-wedding-and</ref>
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the couple performed at summit united Methodist church in Columbus Ohio in September.
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== References ==
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.jasonanddemarco.com/ Jason and deMarco home page]
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* [http://www.janddvip.com/ Jason and deMarco's Angel Fan Club]
   
   

Revision as of 20:30, 23 December 2014

Jason Warner (born 1975) and deMarco DeCiccio (born 1976) are a Christian musical duo (and life partners) with outreach to the LGBT community.

Background

Robert Jason Nicewarner, who changed his name to "Jason Warner" before becoming a duo with deMarco, is a 1997 graduate of Lee University in Tennessee, and comes from a Pentecostal faith background. Marco DeCiccio, who is now known as deMarco, grew up a Roman Catholic, is a native of Canada and a 1999 graduate of York University.

Jason and deMarco met in 2001 in Hollywood, California. Before launching their duo act, deMarco was a lead in the international touring company of the musical "California Dream Men" and Jason was a Christian artist in mainline traditional Gospel groups, and then as a solo artist touring mostly through Metropolitan Community Church, gay-accepting churches. The duo released their first album together, The Spirit of Christmas, in 2002 followed by 2003's Songs for the Spirit. In 2004, they appeared on the cover of The Advocate magazine with their new album Spirit Pop. In early 2005, they started working with Letthead Productions, a recording studio and production company based in Houston. They released their fourth album, Till the End of Time, produced by Alan Lett, with additional production from Joe Hogue, Eddie X and Luigie Gonzalez. Seven of the album's twelve songs are written by Jason and deMarco.

Jason and deMarco's first single, "Trying to Get to You," climbed the Billboard Charts and their second single, "This is Love", won "Music Video of the Year 2006" on MTV's LOGO. A full-length feature documentary film entitled We're All Angels premiered at NewFest 2007 (the 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival), and at Outfest 2007 (the 25th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). They have a fan club "The Angel Club," based on the We're All Angels documentary.

In 2007, Jason joined the staff at Unity Church of Christianity in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Howard Caesar. He is a Young Adult and Youth Leader as well as a Contemporary Worship Leader, performing with deMarco.[1]

The couple married in Los Angeles in 2008 prior to the passage of Proposition 8.[2][3] the couple performed at summit united Methodist church in Columbus Ohio in September.

References

External links


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