I've been a touring/session drummer for 15+ years, having worked with indie-pop projects to major label artists. I have recorded in some fantastic studios and have now taken those skills to my own studio in upstate New York. My drum tracks focus on groove, energy and vibe, always prioritizing the integrity of the song.
Jonathan is an American Drummer who is best known for his work with artists such as Big Data, Haerts, Morningwood, and Shontelle. He has most recently appeared on the two-time Emmy Award-winning series, ‘POSE’, on FX. Other notable performances include Jimmy Kimmel Live, The MTV Logo Awards, ‘Vh1’s You Oughta Know’ series, and a spec ad for Bacardi.
In 2012, Jonathan joined his long-time colleagues to form the band, Haerts. After the successful release of their song, ‘Wings’, they struck up a deal with Columbia Records in December of 2012. The band toured nationally with Washed Out, Atlas Genius and the Shout Out Louds as well as performed at the Sweetlife and Laneway festivals among many others. Haerts, produced by Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia, completed their debut record at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
For several years after, Jonathan has been working with electronic-pop artist, Big Data, who has collaborated with artists such as Kimbra, Dragonette, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. Following the success of their song “Dangerous”, which hit Number 1 on the Billboard Alternative Charts, Jonathan performed with the band at dozens of festivals with the likes of Passion Pit, Capital Cities, Weezer, Fitz and the Tantrums, OK GO and Bush.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Jonathan Schmidt
Jonathan is one of the most talented and spirited drummers I have ever worked with. He is impeccable musically and technically, and makes every performance near perfect. His studio work is excellent and the records I’ve made with him drumming on them are some of the best. He has incredible intuition and an uncanny ear for what will sound good on a track. Hire him!
Jonathan has such great energy and feel for both live drums and in the studio! Super quick turnaround time for a remote session, easy to work with, super fun to watch onstage and worth every penny.