Jason White (born November 11, 1973) is an American musician. He is a touring musician of the American punk rock band Green Day. He is the lead guitarist and vocalist for punk band Pinhead Gunpowder along with Billie Joe Armstrong, Aaron Cometbus and Bill Schneider. He is also the lead guitarist and lead vocalist of California.
As a friend of punk rock trio Green Day, he appeared in the "When I Come Around" video, where he is seen kissing a girl (his real-life girlfriend at the time). In 1994, White joined punk quartet Pinhead Gunpowder after the depature of singer/guitarist Mike Kirsch (with whom White had played the previous year in Sixteen Bullets). When Green Day/Pinhead Gunpowder frontman Billie Joe Armstrong founded Adeline Records in 1997, White helped him run it. He re-appeared with Armstrong for two Green Day shows in 1999, both of which raised money for the Bridge School Benefit. After making Warning, Green Day asked him to assist them on their tour as a second guitarist. In 2003, allegedly under the name Balducci, White joined the members of Green Day for their side-project The Network. The band released one album, called Money Money 2020.
With the release of American Idiot, White was required again to play with the band during the supporting tour of the album. In February 2005, Jason got married. That year, he played with Green Day in their video, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" - the first time that any musician outside the trio appeared as a performer in a Green Day video. He also appears along the band in their 2005 live CD/DVD Bullet in a Bible. In April 2007, White and his wife joined Armstrong and his family in their Spring Break working with Habitat For Humanity and writing a diary for fan site GreenDay.net.
In 2008, White joined Green Day's side project Foxboro Hot Tubs as lead guitarist along with Kevin Preston of Prima Donna on rhythm guitar. In 2009, he toured with Green Day in support for their latest record, 21st Century Breakdown. White made his fourth appearance on a Green Day video for "21 Guns" and his fifth in "Last of the American Girls"; prior to this, and not including his live appearances on "Jesus of Suburbia" and "East Jesus Nowhere", he had appeared in three videos: "When I Come Around", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Working Class Hero".
On July 13, 2010, Max Recordings released White's debut 45 single - "Hungover" b/w "I'm A Mess." He appeared once again as Green Day's sideman for their 2011 live album Awesome As Fuck. White is credited with contributing "Guitar" in the press release of Green Day's ninth, tenth, and eleventh studio albums ¡Uno!,¡Dos!, and ¡Trè! In addition, he appears in photographs with the band. It was announced that White would feature on the cover of the soundtrack for a documentary on the making of the trilogy called ¡Cuatro!. Despite his promotion to a regular band member, he (just like former Green Day drummer John Kiffmeyer) was not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In January 2013, Jason's wife Janna White (née Rollins) gave birth to their first child, Sonny. Their second child, a baby girl named Shelby, was born in May 2014. Jason has a tattoo of a small flower on his right hand, about level with his wrist and got the tattoo after marrying his wife Janna.