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Jon Ward
Mickie James/Jackson Ward - United States

Overview

Jon Ward’s career as a professional drummer continues to be a busy one. Jon is currently playing drums for WWE superstar and Sony Music label artist Mickie James, who is thriving as a country singer. Jon has been playing for James for a total of two years and is in the studio helping James finish up her latest record.

Based out of Richmond, Va., Jon Ward’s life as a drummer began at the age of six years old and it quickly became his life’s work. Music was Jon’s first love as he learned to play all different styles of music. Jon has been part of numerous tours, both on regional and national levels. As a young, aspiring drummer, Jon’s main influences were Alex Van Halen, Chad Sexton, Will Calhoun and Morgan Rose.

Jon’s experience also includes playing for rising country star Tony Jackson, who has been labeled as one of the breakout artists of 2016. Jon’s time with Jackson took him all over the Virginia area, playing in front of many sold-out crowds.

Jon was also a former member of Faultline, a modern rock band based out of Richmond. Jon played a key role in the band’s signing with Kim Entertainment, an independent entertainment company/label also based out of Richmond. Faultline’s success led to the release of three records, multiple tours and the band also contributed to the 2012 Orgy Bad Blood National Tour.

Jon’s rise as a drummer even earned him some television performances as he’s appeared multiple times on CBS Virginia This Morning and he also played live on NBC ATL & Co.

Despite his busy schedule, there is always time for family as Jon is a proud father of three children and a loving husband.

A love of music has enabled Jon to bring high energy to every performance. His versatility, passion and overall good nature has made him very easy to work with as he continues to live out his lifelong dream of being a professional drummer.

Jon uses and endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, GOMC Cases/Ahead Armor cases, Alien Ears IEMs and Shure electronics

Equipment Configuration

Masterworks Series
Matte Black finish with a CarbonFiber and Rhythm Blue inlay
Chrome Hardware
22x16 bass drum
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x14 floor tom
5.5x 14 snare drum
13x6.5 Reference Series snare drum in Rhythm Blue

DR-503C ICON Rack System
CH1000 Cymbal Holder x 6
PCX100 Clamp x 12
PCL100 Pipe Clamp x 2
AX25L clamp
S1030 Snare Stand
S930D Snare Stand
H2000 Hi-Hat Stand
P2002B Eliminator Double Pedals
D1000SPN Throne
TH1030 Tom Holder
THMP1 Throne Thumper

 

 

Reference Pure Series
Arctic White
20x18 bass drum
10x8  tom
12x9   tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
13x6.5 Reference Series snare

 

VML Vision Maple
Piano Black
20x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
13x6.5 Reference Series snare