Born in Potsdam, New York, Jason Sutter began playing drums at the age of 9 and played his first professional gig at the age of 10 with his band Paragon. Playing his first “bar gig” at 13, Jason continued to play clubs two to three times a week throughout his high school years. Upon graduation, Jason attended the esteemed University of North Texas where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in music education and later attended the University of Miami. While pursuing his Masters degree in orchestral percussion, Jason taught, performed and recorded with the top ensembles at the University. He played with the renowned “Concert Jazz Band” in addition to performing professionally throughout Miami. While still in Graduate school, Jason landed his first tour with Atlantic recording artist Juliana Hatfield. Jason then relocated to Boston where he recorded performed and toured with such artists as: Letters to Cleo, Jack Drag and Ben Lee.
Jason now lives in Los Angeles. Since his arrival, Jason has had the opportunity to record, perform and tour with such artists as: The Rembrandts, Jason Faulkner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Pink, The Campfire Girls, Chantal Kreviazuk, Joe Walsh, Butch Walker, Our Lady Peace, Dean and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) and Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt). Jason has also made numerous television and feature film appearances and has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Carson Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2005, he completed an extensive UK, US and Japanese tour with his band American Hi-Fi. In 2006, Jason went on to record and play with multi platinum artists Smash Mouth. Following three years of international touring and recording with Soundgarden/Audioslave front-man Chris Cornell, Jason recorded and toured for Vertical Horizon’s recent record “Burning The Days”. In 2010, Jason completed the “Cant Slow Down” world tour with American rock legends Foreigner and immediately began touring with punk rock icons the New York Dolls. Jason has been touring with Marilyn Manson since 2012.