Drummer/Author Jason Gianni is an instructor at the Drummers Collective in New York City, an adjunct instructor at the New School in NYC as well as the chairman of the drum department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a Master of Music degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Delaware (both in Percussion Performance) as well as a Jazz minor degree. A session drummer for countless television and radio commercials, he is most known for being the drummer for the theme song for the popular cartoon, 'Spongebob Squarepants He is the co-author of the popular drum book entitled 'The Drummers Bible' and is the featured drummer on the 2008 Hudson Music DVD called 'Set Up, Tune and Play Your Drums.' Jason was the backup drummer for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is a guest artist on their popular platinum selling CD entitled, 'Night Castle.' He has performed with progressive artist, Neal Morse, the Broadway & touring hit musical 'Rock of Ages, was the house band drummer for the Hispanic version of the TV show 'The Voice' entitled, 'La Voz, Kids' on the Telemundo network. Currently, he is touring with Marc Martel & the Ultimate Queen Celebration as well as violinist Mark Wood. Over the past 2 years, Jason has performed drum clinics throughout the USA, Italy, Switzerland, China, in Spain at the La Rioja Drum Festival, and performed at both PASIC & Philly DrumPhest in 2014. He is proud to endorse drum companies such as Vic Firth,Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Heads, Humes & Berg, Kickport Products, DrumTacs and Hudson Music.
Marc Martel & The Ultimate Queen Celebration
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePerforming with Neal Morse at the Iso Soitto festival in Finland, we performed to countless people in perfect weather under an all-night setting sun during the summer "white nights" of the Northern Hemisphere. It was pure magic.
What Drives Your Creativity?My creativity is driven by the possibility of my performance instilling an inspirational awakening in other players as I experienced in my earlier days. I remember the power of those emotions and how I never wanted them to end.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?My favorite VF product is a standard 5B wood tip stick. I still have never played any product from any company that is as balanced, as smooth, feels as good to hold and suits my technique as perfectly as this stick does.