Jason Broussard began playing drums as an adolescent in a church setting. His high school years were spent playing in his school’s show choir, which provided exposure to jazz standards and pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Nearing graduation, Jason took an interest in heavier rock music, especially compositions with progressive elements and odd-time arrangements. These initial musical experiences allowed Jason to develop his impeccable ear and broaden his musical horizons.
Jason studied Commercial Music at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, double majoring in drum performance and audio engineering. A musical journeyman, he has cultivated a creative percussive approach that focuses on groove, timing, feel and dynamics. For more than a decade, Jason wrote and recorded with Ceterum, an alternative-progressive rock group that allowed the freedom to experiment with polyrhythms and non-traditional rhythmic structures. He also contributed his versatile drumming abilities to ex-Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley & VUA, hip hop duo The WrongGuys, and Australian songwriter Aiden Schofield.
Most recently, Jason has backed Texas country heavyweights Roger Creager and Josh Ward. He has also performed with chart-topping Texas country artist John Slaughter and country music star Tracy Byrd. Additionally, Jason is active as a session player, having recorded drums for numerous artists spanning a variety of genres since 2012. He continues to help develop Tranzhumanist, a new original heavy rock project also featuring ex members of Ceterum.
Jason’s rhythmic proficiency is evident; whether laying down a country shuffle or navigating through odd-time, progressive phrases, he brings a versatility and fluidity to the kit that exhibits confidence and control. No matter the genre, Jason incorporates driving, yet dynamic textures into his playing that brilliantly convey the natural emotion within the music.