Jason is the current drummer for Guitar Legend, Ted Nugent and has also toured with Mitch Ryder and Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple). He was mentored by drummers such as Corky Laing (Mountain), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie), Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Anton Fig (Renown Session Drummer) & many more.

Jason has over the years toured as the support act with Motley Crue, God Smack, Ted Nugent, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Mountain and Warrior Soul just to name a few. Worked in some of the finest recording studios in North America while working with world renowned producers such as, Dale Penner (Nickelback), Paul Orofino (Millbrook Recording Studios), Tom Morris (Kamelot, Less Than Jake, Destiny's Child) and Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Soundgarden).

Jason started drumming at the tender age of 6 months. He created a buzz in the music industry when at age 8 years old he recorded his first album with rock legends Corky Laing (Mountain), Richie Scarlet (Ace Frehley) and Jim McCarty (Cactus, The Rockets, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels).

​Jason is available and ready to travel anywhere worldwide for Recording Sessions For long distance sessions, Jason has access to legendary, Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, MI for recording sessions.

“A budding master in the drumming world. He works like a dog and learns. He’s real. I have worked with some of the best drummers on the planet, and man, he’s right up there.”
-Ted Nugent

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Jason Hartless:

  • Pistol Day Parade
  • Pistol Day Parade
  • Shram
  • Brian Schram
  • Brian Schram
  • Brian Schram Band
  • Brian Schram
  • Brian Schram Band
  • Brian Schram
  • Brian Schram
  • Brian Schram

Gear highlights

  • 10 Pearl Drum kits and 25 Pearl Snare Drums ranging from 1960s-Modern
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Neve mixing desk
  • Neumann Microphones
  • Pro Tools

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Additional studio cost may apply. If traveling for session, all travel expenses must be covered.

Typical turn around time can be from 1 week to 3 months depending on studio and touring schedule.

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