Jas Kayseris 25-year-old drummer, composer, bandleader and Paiste Cymbalsand Natal Drum sartist from the UK.
She is currently based in London and was previously based in Panama and Boston. Jas’s most recent release is her sultry new Debut EP Unforced Rhythm of Grace, available now on all platforms.
This release has gained attention and support from London's impressive jazz scene such as Jamie Cullum,BBC 3, Jazz FM, Mary Anne Hobbs and Jazzwise.
Jas completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Berklee College of Music whilst studying and playing alongside mentors such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez, Ralph Peterson and Neal Smith. During this time Jas began to explore the common grounds between Jazz and Afro-beat, which has led to her creating her original sound and compositions.
Jas 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, and had a starring role on drums alongside Lenny Kravitz in the official video for his song Low.Jas has also presented her original band at Jazz Re:Fest 2020 Online, EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, RISE concert in Boston supporting Terri Lyne Carrington and Panama Jazz Festival for the past 2 years.
Additionally,she has also played with various bands and artists like Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Donald Harrison in the Ralph Peterson Big Band and Luciana Souzaat venues around the US such as Scullers Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall and Newport Jazz Festival, among others.