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Jason Lee Bruns Jason Lee Bruns

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”.

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Audiophile Review Magazine -

“...Bruns is not only a talented drummer, but also a skilled composer and arranger and he deftly demonstrates this on this live album. His adaptations of selections by Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim as well as others invite the listener to return again and again.”

JAZZ DA GAMA review by Raul da Gama -

...a rhythmic colourist who works beyond his drums set; ...His polyrhythmic inventions come from a head full of sounds. His capacity to be creative is truly impressive and Mr. Bruns is melodic to boot. This comes from the maturity of not simply having being born of Elvin Jones, but also Max Roach and Roy Haynes; and of course a propensity to invent and create magical structures and cycles

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Primary Instrument



Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Drum Lessons - Jason's been teaching private drum lessons since he was a Junior in High School. His students include beginners, college bound music students, and hobbyist and professionals of all ages. To read more about Jason's private studio and teaching philosophy visit his private lessons website here: Music Theory Tutor - With a Masters in Music and a Minor in Composition as well as being the Music Theory teacher at a private high School in North Hollywood, California Jason offers music theory lessons to students and pro's who want to strengthen their theory chops. Recording Arts: ProTools - As an AVID "Certified Instructor" with a Masters Certificate in Audio Engineering (Berklee Music), the "Recording Arts Director" at Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, CA), and the owner and founder of an independent record label (Panout Music Group) Jason can help you improve your recording techniques and skills through internship opportunities and/or private instruction.

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Albums by Jason Lee Bruns

Album Cherry Avenue by Jason Lee Bruns

Cherry Avenue

Panout Music Group

Album LIVE at Catalina Jazz Club by Jason Lee Bruns

LIVE at Catalina Jazz...

Panout Music Group

Album 45 R.P.M. by Jason Lee Bruns

45 R.P.M.

Panout Music Group

Album L.A.C.E. by Jason Lee Bruns


Panout Music Group

Album JLB Jazz Collective - with Jason Gamer by Jason Lee Bruns

JLB Jazz Collective -...

Panout Music Group

Album Tapas by Jason Lee Bruns


Panout Music Group



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