Jason Gianni

The Collective School of Music

Jason Gianni

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2006

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
The Collective School of Music
University Of The Arts
The New School NYC

Website
www.drummersbible.com

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„Ever since I was a kid, my ear & eye would always be drawn to that shimmery, beautiful distinctive sound as well as the colors, the finishes and the allure of each cymbal design & the magnetic logo. On top of the enchanting characteristics came the realization that all of my drumming idols were playing the very same cymbals that I was drawn to on every recording, every video, every live show. It's no wonder why I have dedicated my entire drumming career to playing, endorsing and loving Paiste cymbals!“

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Biography

Drummer/Author Jason Gianni is an instructor at both the prestigious Drummers Collective and an adjunct instructor at the New School in New York City 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 back up drummer for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is a guest artist on their popular platinum selling CD entitled, 'Night Castle.' He is a sub for drummer Mike Portnoy for progressive artist, Neal Morse, he had been an active drummer for the Broadway & touring hit musicals 'Rock of Ages' and ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ is the drummer for the Mark Wood Band (original violinist of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and was the house band drummer for the Hispanic version of the TV show 'The Voice' entitled, 'La Voz, Kids' on the Telemundo network. The past 3 years, he had been touring with Marc Martel (and the Ultimate Queen Experience) who was discovered by Roger Taylor of Queen & on American Idol for his perfect impression of Freddie Mercury. Over the past 2 years, Jason has performed drum clinics throughout Italy, Switzerland, China, in Spain at the La Rioja Drum Festival, and was at both PASIC & Philly DrumPhest 2014. He is proud to endorse drum companies such as Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Heads, Vic Firth, Humes & Berg, Kickport Products, DrumTacs and Hudson Music.

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    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied, solid. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Powerful crash with meaty attack. Well suited for assertive yet musical accents in loud music styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Fairly dark, energetic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering crash. Exotic stick sound over a complex, trashy wash. Assertive china for exotic effects. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 10", 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Medium bright, short, full. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Responsive, explosive feel with quick decay. Well rounded, fast Splash for short accents in various music styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, fat, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong stick sound. Energetic, bright open sound. Defined, solid chick. Versatile hi-hats for energetic playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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