“My live Earthworks set up consists of two configurations. I use the DK25/L for smaller club type situations and for larger venues and recording I use the CMK5 kit along with the DK25/L. I most recently used the CMK5 and DK25/L on the Sam Mosley record entitled ‘The Whole World’s Still got the Blues’.”
The first time I actually used any Earthworks mics was on a live funk/fusion club gig. I used the DK25/L setup. I was blown away by how many compliments I got that night on the drum sound — several musicians that were at the gig came up and talked about the detail they could hear in the drum sound- I’ve never gotten those types of comments before using the Earthworks mics!
I have to also mention the first time I used them on a session- I combined the CMK5 kit with the DK25/L on my kit. The engineer was astonished at how quickly we got drum tones with absolutely flat eq. The studio owner mentioned how they have never been able to get such a warm, clear, organic drum sound with such little effort!
I am thankful to be part of the Earthworks family.” – Jason Palmer
With over 20 years professional playing experience, Jason has had the opportunity to play in many musical settings and situations. Whether it’s the small jazz club setting of the famed Baked Potato in Los Angeles or the 40,000 fans at the Creation Festival in Mount Union PA, Jason approaches every musical situation with a super pro attitude and unsurpassed preparation.
His influences include any drummer that has ever played with James Brown, Steve Ferrone, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Marvin McQuitty, and Buddy Rich just to name a few.
After graduating Outstanding Student of the Year at P.I.T. in Hollywood, Jason has continued to gig, record, and teach.
While excelling at all styles, Jason’s specialty leans more toward the funkier side of groove playing, as well as programming and playing with various loops and sequences.
Studied with – Dave Bayer, Fred Dinkins, Richie Garcia, Ralph Humphrey, Taka Numazawa, Tiki Pasillas, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Razze, Casey Scheurell, Efrain Toro
Performed or Recorded with – Ross Bolton, Bryan Duncan, Kyle Eastwood, Andrew Ford, Forrester Sisters, David Garfield, Ricky Minor, James Raymond, Kevin Ricard, Dio Saucedo, Trey Stone, Steve Tavaglione, Paul Thorn, Alex Wurman, Sam Mosley, Zeke Listenbee, Muscle Shoals Horns
Current Projects – Recording Sam Mosely’s (Mississippi Blues Legend) new record titled “The Whole World’s still got the Blues”, recording RheaKesha Vaughn and 23 Psalm new record. Gigging with “The Funk Network” high energy funk fusion band, freelance Straight ahead jazz gigs with “Terra Firma,” gigging with Bryan Duncan (dove award winning christian artist), and teaching.
“…I’m here to tell you, Jason Palmer can play. He IS the real deal!” -Dio Saucedo, percussion – George Benson Riverside, CA
“…an outstanding player in every respect.” – Joe Porcaro – legendary drummer/teacher Thousand Oaks, CA
“…no one has ever come to the stage with more preparation and respect for the music…” -Kevin Paige, performer, producer, songwriter , Memphis, Tn.
“…time so solid, he can take your playing to a whole new level.” -Fernand Bos, Lowdown Music, Inc., Session bass player and Supervising Music Editor , Los Angeles, CA