Jason McGear

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Jason McGear is a performer, educator, and the drummer with
Death Cab For Cutie. Jason has been a core staff member and private instructor at The Seattle Drum School of Music for the past years. He holds a steady cliental of forty to fifty students each week ranging in ages 4 to 60 years old, beginners to advanced players, including local and touring professionals.
Current Kit Setup:

Touring Set up: Broadkaster in Twilight Glass Nitron 9×13” Rack Tom, 16×16” Floor Tom, 14×22” Bass Drum, 6.5×14” Bell Brass Snare Drum Studio Set up: USA Custom in Satin Ice Blue Metallic 9×13” Rack Tom, 16×16” Floor Tom, 14×22” Bass Drum, 6.5×14” Brooklyn Snare Drum, 5.5×14” Brooklyn Snare Drum , 6.5×14” Solid Aluminum Snare Dru

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

“Inspiration comes from more than just the drums.  Just make sure that every time you sit down you are inspired, confident and loving what you do.”

Influences:

Jaki Liebezeit, Al Jackson, Steve Gadd, Matt Chamberlain, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Mark Guiliana, John Fisher, Jim Kilpatrick, Vinnie Colaiuta