Jason Lee Bruns (b. October, 3, 1979, Coldwater, Ohio) is an American percussionist, drummer, producer, and educator specializing in Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Latin drum set styles. His playing in known for his ability to sound like five drummers at once, fierce leadership from behind the kit, solid and driving grooves, and subtle melodic fills that confidently lead the band. He is also a well trained classical percussionist, plays the soprano steel pan, and is a specialist in Brazilian & Cuban percussion instruments and genres - all of which influence his drum set playing to sound unique.
As either a drummer and/or percussionist Jason has been in the house bands for Beck, Lewis Price (The Temptations), Neil Sedaka, Liane Carroll (2x BBC Jazz Award Winner) and the L.A. Master Coral. Jason has performed at L.A.’s top venues including Disney Hall, House of Blues, Herb Alpert's Vibrato, Vitello's, and Catalina Jazz Club on the Sunset Strip.
As a producer and band leader Jason has released seven self-produced albums on his own label (Panout Music Group™) most recently “Cherry Avenue” featuring singer Kevin Bachelder, preceded by Live at Catalina Jazz Club, “45 RPM”, “with Jason Gamer”, The Egrem Session” recorded at the famous Egrem Studio in Havana Cuba (i.e. Buena Vista Social Club), L.A.C.E. by the L.A. Caribbean Ensemble, his demo reel “Tapas”, and the single Where I'm Going.