“…I’m here to tell you, Jason Palmer can play. He IS the real deal!” -Dio Saucedo, percussion-George Benson Riverside, CA“…
an outstanding player in every respect.” -Joe Porcaro-legendary drummer/teacher Thousand Oaks, CA“…
no one has ever come to the stage with more preparation and respect for the music…” -Kevin Paige, performer, producer, songwriter Memphis, Tn.“…
time so solid, he can take your playing to a whole new level.” -Fernand Bos, Lowdown Music, Inc., Session bass player and Supervising Music Editor Los Angeles,CA
With over 20 years professional playing experience, Jason has had the opportunity to play in many musical settings and situations. Whether it’s the small jazz club setting of the famed Baked Potato in Los Angeles or the 40,000 fans at the Creation Festival in Mount Union PA, Jason approaches every musical situation with a super pro attitude and unsurpassed preparation. His influences include any drummer that has ever played with James Brown, Steve Ferrone, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Marvin McQuitty, and Buddy Rich just to name a few.After graduating Outstanding Student of the Year at P.I.T. in Hollywood, Jason has continued to gig, record, and teach.While excelling at all styles, Jason’s specialty leans more toward the funkier side of groove playing, as well as programming and playing with various loops and sequences.Studied with:?Dave Bayer, Fred Dinkins, Richie Garcia, Ralph Humphrey, Taka Numazawa, Tiki Pasillas, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Razze, Casey Scheurell, Efrain ToroPerformed or Recorded with:?Ross Bolton, Bryan Duncan, Kyle Eastwood, Andrew Ford, Forrester Sisters, David Garfield, Ricky Minor, James Raymond, Kevin Ricard, Dio Saucedo, Trey Stone, Steve Tavaglione, Paul Thorn, Alex Wurman, Sam Mosley, Zeke Listenbee, Muscle Shoals HornsCurrent Projects?Recording Sam Mosely's (Mississippi Blues Legend) new record, recording RheaKesha Vaughn and 23 Psalm new record. Gigging with "The Funk Network" high energy funk fusion band, freelance jazz gigs with "Terra Firma" , gigging with Bryan Duncan (dove award winning christian artist), and teaching as schedule permits.“There’s nothing I love to do more than lay the groove down so wide that it makes the other players’ job easy. Now that I have added Soultone cymbals to my set up I am consistently getting comments on how amazing my cymbals sound!My current Soultone set up consists of various combinations and sizes of the Extreme, Gospel, and Custom Brilliant line depending on the musical situation.