Jason McGerr is the drummer for the band Death Cab for Cutie. McGerr was previously in Krusters Kronomid and Eureka Farm as well as the Seattle jazz trio Rockin' Teenage Combo. He has been an occasional instructor at the Seattle Drum School since 1996 when not playing drums for Death Cab for Cutie. Some of his former students include teen indie-pop group Smoosh, and Telekinesis
McGerr played on Matt Nathanson's latest release Some Mad Hope which includes the hit single Come On Get Higher. He is currently working with Matt again on his next release due out in 2011.
In 2006, Jason performed at the Modern Drummer Festival.
He also drummed on the latest Tegan and Sara albums, The Con and Sainthood, and on his Death Cab bandmate Chris Walla's solo album, Field Manual.
Jason plays Ludwig drums, Remo Drumheads, Paiste cymbals (their Twenty series), Vic Firth drumsticks, and Drum Workshop pedals and hardware.
In June 2007, McGerr opened the doors to his own recording studio, Two Sticks Audio, located in Seattle, WA - where Smoosh, Barcelona, Only Human, Moros Eros, Grand Archives, David Bazan, Mark Kozelek, Hadley Caliman, Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam, Los Campesinos, Tegan and Sara, and Death Cab for Cutie--amongst others--have spent time recording.
After the opening of his studio, Jason began working with Propellerhead, specifically Hayden Bursk of Oh Travioso on an expansion pack for Reason 4. It's been dubbed "The Jason McGerr Sessions", and it is available as a refill from the propellerheads website. He also has an iphone ap from Sonoma Wire Works titled, Instant Drummer – Heartbreaker.
Death Cab For Cutie are currently at work in 2010 on their 7th full length release due out in 2011 on Atlantic Records.