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Jason Benge
- United States

Overview

Jason often described as “one of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Jason was born on January 18th in Hamilton, Ohio. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age 14, he got his first drum set and taught himself how to play it. At 15, he was already playing with various Christian and jazz bands.

By early 2000, he was a fixture of the Cincinnati music scene, professionally playing and recording with a multitude of diverse artists, including legendary drummers and artists in Nashville. Always active in various realms of creative and avant-garde music, Jason most notably started a very successful Christian band. Jason has played with countless jazz, rock, funk, R&B, blues, gospel, fusion and ethnic musicians.On the road he plays anywhere from 100 to 150 dates a year.

Jason is also an accomplished vocalist who has sang on several nationally charting songs in the Christian music industry. He was previously signed with the Rick Hendrix Company in Nashville. Rick has done radio promotions of compilations for such artists as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, George Straight, Mariah Carey and many more. Rick is quoted as saying, “Jason is one of the best drummers I have ever heard live and has the attitude to go with it”.

He has also had the opportunity of playing with noted bass guitar extraordinairre, Victor Wooten, at music industry showcases. Recently, Jason participated in an autograph signing sessions and clinics for several of the companies that endorse him along side of other endorsee’s such as Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, Doane Perry of Jethro Tull, Todd Sucherman of Styxx, Steve Smith of Journey and Tal Bergman of the Joe Bonamassa band.

Equipment Configuration

Reference Pure:
Scarlet Sparkle Burst (377)

22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Series snare drum

Hardware:
C1030 cymbal stand x2
BC1030 cymbal boom stand
H2000 hi hat stand