The prolific 27-year old has been picked up as an artist by Yamaha Drums and Paiste Cymbals and and is winning an international following thanks to her eclectic adventures in sound which have taken her to Panama, Boston and the heart of the exciting London scene, where she is now based.
When Lenny Kravitz invites you to perform a drum duet you say yes. Since her 2018 cameo in the rock legend’s ‘Low’ video, drummer, composer and band leader Jas Kayser hasn’t looked back. Jas has been nominated for MOBO Best Jazz Act 2022, won Jazz FM Breakthrough Act 2021 and Parliamentary Jazz New Comer 2021.
An alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Jas has found herself playing alongside her mentors Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez and Ralph Peterson steadily carving out her own niche, with a little help from an ever-expanding collective of musical ‘chums’.
London Jazz Festival 2019
...she managed to bring fire, precision, groove and variety, with an equally thrilling response from the band
Alongside her original project Jas and Chums, she currently drums for Jorja Smith, Alfa Mist and Poppy Ajudha and has featured in bands with leading British lights Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry as well as American drummer Ralph Peterson’s Big Band.
Her sultry debut EP ‘Unforced Rhythm of Grace’, explores the fertile ground that lies between Jazz and Afro-beat and has been championed by the likes of Jamie Cullum, BBC 3, Jazz FM, Mary Anne Hobbs and Jazzwise among others.